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Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal Live, Vol. 1


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Cybele Records   Catalog #: hd-klassik SACD 3D-8  
Composer:  Ernö von DohnányiJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Sofja Gülbadamova
Conductor:  Dimitri Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This edition is the second release of the 3D Binaural Series by hd-klassik and at the same time the beginning of a new SACD series with live productions of the Sinfonieorchesters Wuppertal in 3D Binaural Stereo, recorded in one of the most beautiful concert hall sin Europe, the Historische Stadthalle am Johannisberg in Wuppertal, Germany. “You can sum up Hungarian music in a single word: Dohnanyi!” (Bela Bartok). As one of the best-known pianists, composers, teachers, and conductors of his time, Ernst von Dohnanyi shaped musical life perhaps more than anyone else in Hungary. The Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, which he served as music director from 1919-1944, was a constant source of inspiration and premiered several of his orchestral Read more works, including the Symphonic Minutes op. 36 from 1933, which indeed are dedicated to his orchestra. The circumstances leading up to the Concerto No. 2 for Piano and orchestra in B minor are worth recalling: After the Nazi takeover of his homeland, Dohnanyi was forced to dissolve the Budapest Philharmonic and resign his post. After he fled and settled in Austria, baseless accusations that he was a war criminal spread over radio stations and led to a performance ban. Today, we would like to spread awareness of his music and help this great work secure a firm place in listener’s hearts. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonic Minutes, Op. 36 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Conductor:  Dimitri Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Budapest, Hungary 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B minor, Op. 42 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  Sofja Gülbadamova (Piano)
Conductor:  Dimitri Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949-1950; USA 
3.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Dimitri Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 

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