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Martin: Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke / Luisi, Philharmonia Zurich

Martin / Damerau / Zurich
Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 108  
Composer:  Frank Martin
Performer:  Okka von der Damerau
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zurich
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It seems as if this text became a part of my life", wrote Swiss composer Frank Martin about Rainer Maria Rilke’s famous prose poem "The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke", on which he based his composition for alto singer and orchestra. Rilke’s short text describes the fate of a young soldier in a powerful way, who pointlessly rode o into his death during the Ottoman wars in the 17th century. Frank Martin devoted himself to this poem during Second World War and created a highly expressive and thrilling setting. Philharmonia Records releases a live recording of Frank Martin’s Cornet at the Zurich Opera House with the Philharmonia Zurich under the direction of Fabio Luisi. The solo part is sung by German Read more alto singer Okka von der Damerau, who is particularly known for her interpretations of major Wagner and Verdi roles as well as her vast concert repertoire. Read less

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Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke by Frank Martin
Performer:  Okka von der Damerau (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Fabio Luisi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Zurich
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1943; Switzerland 

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