WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Henze: Der Prinz von Homburg / Meister, Stuttgart Staatsoper

Various Artists
Release Date: 09/11/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110668  
Composer:  Hans Werner Henze
Performer:  Robin AdamsStefan MargitaHelene SchneidermanMichael Ebbecke,   ... 
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  


Notes and Editorial Reviews

Also available on Blu-ray

Resonating powerfully with Hans Werner Henze’s pacifist perspective, Der Prinz von Homburg is based on a play by Heinrich von Kleist that opposes authority, celebrating a dreamer rather than a classical hero, and individualist freedom rather than militarist nationalism. Ingeborg Bachmann’s libretto heightens this message, and Henze’s chamber-music setting is at once powerful and unpredictable. This visually stunning production stretches from intimate transparency to dramatic heights, in a critically acclaimed staging by the award-winning director Stephan Kimmig.
Also available on Blu-ray

Resonating powerfully with Hans Werner Henze’s pacifist perspective, Der Prinz von Homburg is based on a play by Heinrich von Kleist that opposes authority, celebrating a dreamer rather than a classical hero, and individualist freedom rather than militarist nationalism. Ingeborg Bachmann’s libretto heightens this message, and Henze’s chamber-music setting is at once powerful and unpredictable. This visually stunning production stretches from intimate transparency to dramatic heights, in a critically acclaimed staging by the award-winning director Stephan Kimmig. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Prinz von Homburg by Hans Werner Henze
Performer:  Robin Adams (Baritone), Stefan Margita (Tenor), Helene Schneiderman (Mezzo Soprano),
Michael Ebbecke (Baritone), Vera-lotte Bocker (Soprano)
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title