Hartmann: Simplicius Simplicissimus / Stenz, Banse, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

Release Date: 9/9/2014
Label: Challenge
Catalog Number: CC72637
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Number of Discs: 2

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This issue of Hartmann's uses the revised version of 1956 57, Simplicius Simplicissimus (subtitled ‘Three Scenes from his Youth’). It's a viscerally powerful work, a fast-paced attack on the tyranny and its deleterious impact on society and ordinary people. Landsknecht is menacingly sung here by Ashley Holland, and Julianne Banse possesses a lovely purity of tone. This recording, of the few recent versions available, is the one to have.

– Gramophone (Dec. 2014)
Works on This Recording
1. Simplicius Simplicissimus by Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Performer: Will Hartmann (Tenor), Peter Marsch (Tenor), Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934-1935 ;
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