Diepenbrock: Symphonic Poems / Hermus, Bamberg Symphony

Release Date: 8/12/2016
Label: CPO
Catalog Number: 777927-2
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Listeners of this new release will be shocked to learn that Diepenbrock was never trained professionally as a musician. He was a philologist and teacher. While this may make him seem like an amateur, he held his own among the best Dutch composers of his day. Diepenbrock was also interested in theater, particularly the great tragedies. This is where his philologist training and his compositional skill merged. He composed five incidental works during the last years of his life, including “Marsyas,” “Gijsbrecht van Aemstel,” “The Birds,” “Faust,” and “Elektra.” In these stage works he combined music with the theatrical elements of recitation and dance. Critics agree that this music was far beyond its time and that his music far outweighed the appeal of the dramas for which he wrote.
Works on This Recording
1. Elektra: Symphonic Suite by Alphons Diepenbrock
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1920 ; Netherlands (Holland
2. The Birds: Overture by Alphons Diepenbrock
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Netherlands (Holland
3. Marsyas: Concert Suite by Alphons Diepenbrock
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Netherlands (Holland
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