Gesänge aus Goethes Faust

Composers: Konradin Kreutzer
Conductor: Wolfgang Schäfer
Soloist: Thomas Hans, Stephan Genz, Alison Browner, Michail Schelomianski
Chorus: Freiburger Vokalensemble
Genre: Vocal
Label: Red Line
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: yes
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47563-2
Total Time: 75:11
Recordingdate: Sep 99
Technologie: Digital
Release Date: 1999

Description

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Just for the finale of the Goethe jubilee year we are proud to release this first-ever recording of Konradin Kreutzer's Songs from Goethes "Faust", composed in 1820. Konradin Kreutzer
was a famous composer of operas in the 19th century and until today he is well known for his numerous Lieder accompanied by the piano. In his songs from Goethe's "Faust", the instrumental part is played by the piano, accompanying the soloists as well as the choir. Twenty-two main scenes of the Faust are set into music and splendidly performed by the mezzo soprano Alison Browner (Margaret), the baritone Stephan Genz (Faust) and the bass
Michail Schelomianski as Mephisto. The recording was made following a celebrated concert which was the first performance of this cycle of songs during this century. This is a lavishly-
detailed edition including a useful essay and full song texts in German and English.

- Our contribution for the Goethe jubilee year 1999-10-29
- first ever recording of this "Faust" cycle by Konradin Kreutzer
- excellent performance by the soloists, Thomas Hans (piano) and the Freiburger Vokalensemble
- including a rich booklet with full song texts in German and English
- available at ARTS' special price

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
1
No. 1 Introduktion
Chor der Engel / Chor der Weiber / Chor der Jünger / Chor der Engel
10.27 3,00 €
2
No. 2 Ein Bettler vor dem Tor
 
01.55 0,99 €
3
No. 3 Soldaten
 
02.14 0,99 €
4
No. 4 Bauern unter der Linde
 
03.11 0,99 €
5
No. 5 Faust im Studierzimmer
 
02.31 0,99 €
6
No. 6 Chor der Geister
 
03.59 0,99 €
7
No. 7 Chor der Geister
 
04.21 0,99 €
8
No. 8 Zeche lustiger Gesellen
 
02.54 0,99 €
9
No. 9 Recitativ und Flohlied
 
05.38 2,00 €
10
No. 10 Straße (Faust)
 
01.33 0,99 €
11
No. 11 Abend (Gretchen)
 
01.36 0,99 €
12
No. 12 Allegro agitato und Romanze (Gretchen)
 
03.13 0,99 €
13
No. 13 Gretchen allein
 
01.10 0,99 €
14
No. 14 Rezitativo e Arioso (Gretchen)
 
02.46 0,99 €
15
No. 15 Wald und Höhle (Faust)
 
02.48 0,99 €
16
No. 16 Gretchens Klage
 
04.49 0,99 €
17
No. 17 In Marthens Garten (Gretchen und Faust)
 
03.20 0,99 €
18
No. 18 Am Brunnen
 
01.44 0,99 €
19
No. 19 Zwinger
 
03.58 0,99 €
20
No. 20 Nacht, Strasse vor Gretchens Thür
 
02.50 0,99 €
21
No. 21 Rezitando und Romanze (Mephistopheles)
 
02.54 0,99 €
22
No. 22 Dom
 
05.13 2,00 €

Reviews:

Musica (17.08.2004)


"You listen to a group of well chosen voices"

American Record Guide (17.06.2004)


"a gigantic choral fresco"

Klassik heute (17.06.2004)


"A production which comes along without any manières, wholly concentrated on inner values"

The Daily Telegraph (17.06.2004)


"A fine team of soloists"

Klassik heute (D) (17.06.2004)


"eine Produktion, die ohne große Gesten auskommt, sondern auf ihre inneren Werte hin zu hören ist"

Fono Forum (17.06.2004)


"Aufgeführt mit emotionalem Impetus und ungebrochener Begeisterung ... Herausragend Stephan Genz als ganz in sich gekehrter Faust"

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