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Schneider: Mystic Landscapes / Albrecht, Brno Janacek Opera


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: 51172  
Composer:  Enjott Schneider
Performer:  Julia Sophie Wagner
Conductor:  Hansjörg Albrecht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brno Janácek Opera ChorusBrno Janácek Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Mystic Landscapes" is the eighth of 10 albums in WERGO’s continuing "Edition Enjott Schneider". The Rhine and the Black Forest are mystical and legendary landscapes that throughout the world are seen as inspirations for German Romanticism. Enjott Schneider conceived this recording as a tribute to these landscapes, not as illustrative program music, but as an attempt to capture a certain mood in sound. Both symphonies have a strongly biographical background and are musical embodiments of personal memories of the composer. Not without a certain tongue-in-cheek intent, the music in Symphony No. 5 "Black Forest Saga" sometimes takes on an archaic tone that presents the Black Forest in the context of films Read more depicting Celtic legends. The choral effects are sometimes distilled into Romantic vocalises or onomatopoeic sounds like the whistling of the wind or the rustling of leaves. As literary material Enjott Schneider used texts from the poem "Der Mummelsee" by August Schnezler. The “Romantic” central sections of the river between Mainz and Cologne are sometimes considered symbolic of Germany itself and have long inspired poets, painters, and visitors from around the world. In four movements the Symphony No. 6 "The Rhine" thematicizes different moods and atmospheres of this legendary river. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony No. 5 "Schwarzwald-Saga" by Enjott Schneider
Conductor:  Hansjörg Albrecht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brno Janácek Opera Chorus,  Brno Janácek Opera Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; Germany 
2.
Symphony No. 6 "Der Rhein" by Enjott Schneider
Performer:  Julia Sophie Wagner (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hansjörg Albrecht
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brno Janácek Opera Chorus,  Brno Janácek Opera Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; Germany 

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