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Webern, Wagner, Stravinsky [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 10380  
Composer:  Anton von WebernRichard WagnerIgor Stravinsky
Performer:  Christianne Stotijn
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Three works by three composers, each of whom were bold enough to revolutionize the music world by breaking free of tradition, make up a program that not only presents the wide musical range and depth of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig but also celebrates its musical partnership with Andris Nelsons, the orchestra’s new music director. With Webern’s Pieces for Orchestra, Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester embark on a journey that juxtaposes the musical abstraction of the Neue Wiener Schule with the adulterous, sultry, and almost-forbidden romanticism of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder before confronting what is undoubtedly the best-known avant-garde upheaval of the twentieth century, Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps. All in all, it could not Read more have been a more energetic and promising start for the Leipzigers and Andris Nelsons! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6 by Anton von Webern
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2.
Wesendonck Lieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Christianne Stotijn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
3.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 

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