Modern Times Edition / Steffens, Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic

Release Date: 2/7/2020
Label: Capriccio
Catalog Number: C7337
Number of Discs: 10

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
When in 2014 Capriccio started the cooperation with Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, no one ever thought that we would be able to present a 10CD-Collection after 6 productive years. The meaning of this edition was always to fill the gaps of 20th century repertoire and to focus on composers which – most of them – never really found their place in the yearly concert schedules worldwide. That's a pity, as we can hear with this collection a lot of fascinating works of composers which were unjustly banned from the musical conscience and only got a marginal note in the musical encyclopedia. These recordings should help to give them better attention and hopefully bring them back in the concert halls.

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Excerpts from reviews of previously released volumes included in this set:

Antheil: Jazz Symphony & Other Works

Steffens underscores The Jazz SYmphony’s unifying characteristics rather than emphasizing its incongruities.

Pianist Frank Dupree’s finely chiseled performance in the First Piano Concerto maintains a tighter grip overall than any of his rivals.

– Gramophone

Dutilleux: Symphony No. 1; Deux Sonnets de Jean Cassou; Metaboles

The ambience of the recording is excellent and allows the intricate detail of these pieces to be heard to advantage. For listeners who do not know the music of Henri Dutilleux this is an ideal introductory album: enthusiasts of the composers will demand this disc for their collection.

– MusicWeb International

Zimmermann: Modern Times

Photoptosis is usually considered Zimmermann's defining work but never has it sounded so raw-boned and unrelenting: kudos to the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Karl-Heinz Steffens for pulling off such a chancy, intrepid performance.

– Gramophone
Works on This Recording
1. Alagoana ("Caprichos Brasileiros"), ballet and ballet suite for orchestra by Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Period: Modern
Written: 1950-1955 ;
1. Pieces for Orchestra (7), Op. 31 by Ernst Krenek
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; Austria
2. Symphony in one movement by Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947-1951 ;
2. Symphonie, Op. 137, "Pallas Athene" by Ernst Krenek
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; Austria
3. Photoptosis by Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968 ; Germany
3. Tricks and Trifles, Op. 101 by Ernst Krenek
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; Austria
4. Stille und Umkehr, sketch for orchestra by Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Period: Modern
Written: 1970 ;
5. Partita by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer: Arantza Ezenarro
Period: 20th Century
6. Pieces (2) for Orchestra by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer: Arantza Ezenarro
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; Italy
7. Piccola musica notturna by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer: Arantza Ezenarro
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954/1961 ; Italy
8. Variazioni for Orchestra by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer: Arantza Ezenarro
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; Italy
9. Three Questions with Two Answers by Luigi Dallapiccola
Performer: Arantza Ezenarro
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1962 ; Italy
10. Symphony no 1 by Henri Dutilleux
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1951 ; France
11. Il n'y avait que des troncs déchirés, for voice & piano or orchestra (Sonnets de Jean Cassou No. 2) by Henri Dutilleux
Period: Modern
Written: 1950 ;
12. J'ai rêvé que je vous portais entre mes bras, for voice & piano or orchestra (Sonnets de Jean Cassou by Henri Dutilleux
Period: Modern
Written: 1954 ;
13. Métaboles by Henri Dutilleux
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1964 ; France
14. Creole Faust Overture, Op. 9 by Alberto Ginastera
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; Argentina
15. Variaciones concertantes, Op. 23 by Alberto Ginastera
Performer: Florian [Cello] Barak (Cello), Beate Anton (Harp )
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1953 ; Argentina
16. Ollantay, Op. 17 by Alberto Ginastera
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; Argentina
17. Bomarzo, opera in 2 acts, Op. 34 by Alberto Ginastera
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1966-1967 ;
18. Concert Overture in E major, Op. 12 by Karol Szymanowski
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905/1913 ; Poland
19. Slopiewnie, Op. 46b by Karol Szymanowski
Performer: Marisol Montalvo (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ; Poland
20. Symphony no 4, Op. 60 "Symphonie concertante" by Karol Szymanowski
Performer: Ewa Kupiec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; Poland
21. Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28 by Karol Szymanowski
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; Poland
22. A Jazz Symphony by George Antheil
Performer: Uram Kim (Piano), Adrian Brendle (Piano), Frank Dupree (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1925 ; Paris, France
23. Concerto for Piano no 1 by George Antheil
Performer: Frank Dupree (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1922 ; USA
24. Capital of the World by George Antheil
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1953 ; USA
25. Archipelago by George Antheil
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; USA
26. The poisoned kiss: Overture by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927-1929 ; England
27. Fantasia on Sussex Folk Themes by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1929 ; England
28. Bucolic Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1900/1901 ;
29. In the Fen Country by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: 20th Century
30. Portraits (3) from The England of Elizabeth, suite for orchestra (arranged by Mathieson) by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1955 ;
31. Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 75 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ; USSR
32. Pathétique Overture, Op. 64 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1960 ; USSR
33. Concerto for Violin in C major, Op. 48 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ; USSR
34. Colas Breugnon, Op. 24: Suite by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938/1969 ; USSR
35. Potpourri, Op. 54 by Ernst Krenek
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927 ;
36. Philharmonisches Konzert by Paul Hindemith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; Germany
37. Neues vom Tage: Overture by Paul Hindemith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928-1929 ; Germany
38. Das Nusch-Nuschi, Op. 20: Dance Suite by Paul Hindemith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ; Germany
39. Gesänge (3), Op. 9 by Paul Hindemith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1917 ; Germany
40. Philharmonisches Konzert by Paul Hindemith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; Germany
41. Neues vom Tage: Overture by Paul Hindemith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928-1929 ; Germany
42. Das Nusch-Nuschi, Op. 20: Dance Suite by Paul Hindemith
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ; Germany
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