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SCHOENBERG: Moses und Aron


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SCHOENBERG: Moses und Aron

In 1921 Arnold Schoenberg was forced to leave his holiday home in Austria because of the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe. This experience caused him to re-evaluate his Jewish identity, and was eventually to lead to the composition of his “fragmentary masterpiece” Moses und Aron. The opera draws its figures and motifs from the Book of Exodus, and the conflict between the beliefs of the two central characters is reflected in the music. Schoenberg died six years before its première, but he regarded Moses und Aron as his most important work.

Disc 1

Schoenberg, Arnold
Schoenberg, Arnold, lyricist(s)

  Moses und Aron
1.   Act I Scene 1: Einziger, ewiger... und unvorstellbarer Gott! (Only, eternal... and unimaginable God!) (Moses) 00:10:05
2.   Act I Scene 2: Du Sohn meiner Vater... (Son of my fathers... ) (Aaron, Moses) 00:07:55
3.   Act I Scene 3: Ich hab ihn gesehn, als eine feurige Flamme (I saw him as a burning flame) (Young Girl, Young Man... Chorus) 00:06:25
4.   Act I Scene 4: Bringt ihr Erhorung... (Do you bring news... ) (Chorus, Moses, Aaron, Priest, Girl, Young Man, Man) 00:06:55
5.   Act I Scene 5: Allmachtiger, meine Kraft ist zu Ende (Almighty, my strength is at an end) (Moses, Aaron, Chorus, Young Girl, Young Man... ) 00:10:55
6.   Act I Scene 6: Alles fur die Freiheit! (All for freedom!) (Man, Chorus, Priest, Moses, Aaron) 00:09:47

Disc 2

Schoenberg, Arnold
Schoenberg, Arnold, lyricist(s)

  Moses und Aron
1.   Act I Interlude: Wo ist Moses... Wo ist der Fuhrer... (Where is Moses... Where is the leader... ) (Chorus) 00:02:43
2.   Act II Scene 1: Vierzig Tage!... liegen wir nun schon hier! (Forty Days!... we are still waiting here!) (Seventy Elders, Priest, Aaron) 00:03:34
3.   Act II Scene 2: Wo ist Moses... (Where is Moses... ) (Chorus, Seventy Elders, Aaron) 00:08:35
4.   Act II Scene 3: Diese Bild bezeugt dass in allem was ist... (This image is witness that in all that is... ) (Aaron, Invalid Woman, Beggars... ) 00:10:26
5.   Act II Scene 3: Frei unter eigenen Herren (Free, under their own masters) (Ephraimite, Tribal Leaders, Youth, Seventy Elders) 00:10:12
6.   Act II Scene 3: Du goldener Gott... (You golden god... ) (Girl, Naked Virgins, Seventy Elders, Naked Youth, Chorus) 00:09:11
7.   Act II Scene 4: Vergeh, du Abbild des Unvermogens... (Away, you image of impotence... ) (Moses, Chorus) 00:01:33
8.   Act II Scene 5: Aron, was hast du getan... Nicht Neues! (Aaron, what have you done... Nothing new!) (Moses, Aaron, Chorus) 00:14:33

Total Playing Time: 01:52:49

Schoenberg, Arnold

Schoenberg, Arnold

Kluttig, Roland

Stuttgart State Orchestra

Polish Radio Choir; Stuttgart State Opera Children's Chorus; Stuttgart State Opera Chorus

Bespalovaite, Irena; Curtis, Emma; Durr, Karl-Friedrich; Ebbecke, Michael; Frisch, Ulrich; Merritt, Chris; Riedel, Alois; Schneider, Bernhard; Schone, Wolfgang; Storck, Stephan; Vrabac, Sasa

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.660158-59

Barcode: 730099615822

Physical Release: 08/2006

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