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Art and Music: Klimt - Music of His Time

Art and Music
Klimt - Music of His Time

Music by Brahms, Johann Strauss II, Mahler, Scriabin, Zemlinsky, Webern, Schoenberg, R. Strauss, Szymanowski
Author: Hugh Griffith
1 CD with full colour, illustrated, explanatory booklet

Sumptuous but somehow unsettling, the works of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) constitute a unique fusion of painting with the decorative arts. Studded with glittering ornamentation and jewel-like motifs, his portrayals of embracing figures and elegant women in their finery are among the most spell-binding images in the history of art. On this CD, the world of Klimt is given a musical perspective with a carefully chosen selection of pieces by the finest composers of his time. Inside, Hugh Griffith provides explanatory notes on his life and musical environment.

Brahms, Johannes

  Hungarian Dance, WoO 1, No. 1
1.   Hungarian Dance, WoO 1, No. 1 00:03:01

Strauss II, Johann

  Die Fledermaus: Overture
2.   Die Fledermaus: Overture 00:07:35

Mahler, Gustav

  Symphony No. 1: Kraftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
3.   Symphony No. 1: Kraftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell 00:07:30

Scriabin, Alexander

  Prelude in B Major, Op. 22, No. 3
4.   Prelude in B Major, Op. 22, No. 3 00:01:07
5.   Prelude in B Minor, Op. 22 No. 4 00:00:58

Zemlinsky, Alexander

  Symphony No. 2: Scherzo (excerpt)
6.   Symphony No. 2: Scherzo (excerpt) 00:04:00

Scriabin, Alexander

  Prelude in E-Flat Major, Op. 45, No. 3
7.   Prelude in E - Flat Major, Op. 45, No. 3 00:01:28
  Prelude in F Major, Op. 49, No. 2
8.   Prelude in F Major, Op. 49, No. 2 00:00:50

Mahler, Gustav
Bethge, Hans, lyricist(s)

  Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth) (excerpts)
9.   I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde (The Drinking Song of Earth's Misery) 00:07:59
10.   III. Von der Jugend (Of Youth) 00:03:08
11.   V. Der Trunkene im Frühling (The Drunkard in Spring) 00:04:23

Webern, Anton

  Passacaglia, Op. 1
12.   Passacaglia, Op. 1 00:10:23

Schoenberg, Arnold

  6 Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19
13.   Leicht, zart 00:01:28
14.   Langsam 00:00:54
15.   Sehr langsam 00:00:58
16.   Rasch, aber leicht 00:00:25
17.   Etwas rasch 00:00:36
18.   Sehr langsam 00:01:32

Strauss, Richard

  Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59, TrV 227: Waltz Sequence I
19.   Der Rosenkavalier: Waltz Sequence I 00:12:06

Szymanowski, Karol
Iwaszkiewicz, Jaroslaw, lyricist(s)

  King Roger: Roxana's Song
20.   King Roger: Roxana's Song 00:06:30

Total Playing Time: 01:16:51

Brahms, Johannes; Mahler, Gustav; Schoenberg, Arnold; Scriabin, Alexander; Strauss II, Johann; Strauss, Richard; Szymanowski, Karol; Webern, Anton; Zemlinsky, Alexander

Bethge, Hans; Iwaszkiewicz, Jaroslaw

Bogár, István; Halász, Michael; Košler, Zdeněk; Seipenbusch, Edgar; Stryja, Karol; Walter, Alfred; Yuasa, Takuo

Budapest Symphony Orchestra; Ireland National Symphony Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra, Katowice; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice; Ulster Orchestra

Donose, Ruxandra; Harper, Thomas; Hill, Peter; Zagorzanka, Barbara; Zarafiants, Evgeny

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental; Opera; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558146

Barcode: 0636943814628

Physical Release: 02/2004

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