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KORNGOLD, E.W.: Wunder der Heliane (Das) [Opera] (A. Kremer, Argiris, I. Storey, Theater Freiburg Choirs, Freiburg Philharmonic, Bollon)


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KORNGOLD, E.W.: Wunder der Heliane (Das) [Opera] (A. Kremer, Argiris, I. Storey, Theater Freiburg Choirs, Freiburg Philharmonic, Bollon)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was at the height of his fame and technical mastery by the time he began work on his fourth opera in 1923. Prominent opera houses clamoured to stage his works, and the Viennese premiere of Das Wunder der Heliane (‘The Miracle of Heliane’) featured Lotte Lehmann among its star cast. Its story is one of the redemptive power of love over injustice and adversity, expressed in music that is richly impressionistic and intensely dramatic. Korngold was criticised for resisting the tide of modernist atonality in this opulent score, but its symbolism and compelling romantic atmosphere can be appreciated today more than ever.



Disc 1

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang
Müller, Hans, lyricist(s)

  Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20
1.   Act I: Vorspiel: Selig sind die Liebenden (Seraphic Voices) 00:02:34
2.   Act I Scene 1: Wie warm, wie schön! (The Stranger, The Gatekeeper) 00:08:22
3.   Act I Scene 2: Dich, der das Lachen angezündet im Lande, den Frechen will ich sehn (The Ruler, The Stranger) 00:08:38
4.   Act I Scene 3: Ihr Menschen! (The Stranger) 00:02:30
5.   Act I Scene 4: Habt Frieden in der Seele! (Heliane, The Stranger) 00:08:23
6.   Act I Scene 4: Ihr sollt nicht weinen (Heliane, The Stranger) 00:04:01
7.   Act I Scene 4: Liebe!! (Heliane, The Stranger, Seraphic Voices) 00:08:55
8.   Act I Scene 5: Du sollst vom Tod gelöst sein, Fremder, wenn du mir hilfst - Scene 6: Schweig! (The Ruler, The Stranger, Heliane) 00:04:22
9.   Act I Scene 6: Wache! (The Ruler, The Stranger) 00:04:06


Disc 2

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang
Müller, Hans, lyricist(s)

  Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20
1.   Act II: Vorspiel 00:02:34
2.   Act II Scene 1: Beschieden (The Ruler, The Messenger) 00:05:27
3.   Act II Scene 2: Geh! Gott! Gott, du weißt, wie ich vor ihr gekniet hab (The Ruler) 00:02:39
4.   Act II Scene 3: Vater (The Ruler, The Sword Judge, The 6 Judges, Heliane) 00:06:53
5.   Act II Scene 3: Ich ging zu ihm (Heliane, The Ruler, The Sword Judge, The 6 Judges) 00:12:55
6.   Act II Scene 4: Der du in deinen alten, blinden Augen (The Stranger, The Ruler, The Sword Judge, The 6 Judges) 00:05:58
7.   Act II Scene 5: Tötet mich (The Stranger, Heliane) 00:07:04
8.   Act II Scene 5: Sei frei von Schuld und Vorwurf (The Stranger, Heliane, The Sword Judge, The Ruler, Seraphic Voices) 00:04:08
9.   Act II Scene 6: Herr! Herr! (The Messenger, Chorus, The Ruler, The 6 Judges, The Sword Judge, Heliane) 00:09:29
10.   Act II Scene 6: So wahr Gott lebt (Heliane) 00:03:16


Disc 3

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang
Müller, Hans, lyricist(s)

  Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20
1.   Act III: Zwischenspiel (Interlude) 00:08:42
2.   Act III Scene 1: Ah! Habt ihr vernommen (People, The Messenger, The Gatekeeper) 00:04:25
3.   Act III Scene 1: Ich hab sie doch gesehn (The Gatekeeper, People, The Messenger) 00:08:30
4.   Act III Scene 2: So wie ich dich belehrt, antworte mir (The Sword Judge, Heliane, The Ruler, Chorus, The Young Man) 00:05:29
5.   Act III Scene 2: Im Namen Gottes sag' ich dir (Heliane, The Messenger, People, The Young Man, The Ruler) 00:06:03
6.   Act III Scene 3: Seht! Seht ihn! Den Toten! (Chorus, Heliane, The Stranger, The Ruler) 00:09:53
7.   Act III Scene 4: Am siebten Tore nun (The Stranger, Heliane) 00:06:17

Total Playing Time: 02:41:33






Composer(s):
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Lyricist(s):
Müller, Hans

Conductor(s):
Bollon, Fabrice

Orchestra(s):
Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Extrachor des Theater Freiburg; Freiburg Bach Choir, members; Opernchor des Theater Freiburg

Artist(s):
Argiris, Aris; Hanczár, György; Hebelková, Katerina; Hove, Frank van; Kremer, Annemarie; Lee, Jin Seok; Park, Irina Jae-Eun; Park, Narae; Storey, Ian; Thammathi, Nuttaporn; Trojak, Paweł; Waltle, Christoph; Yvan, Andrei; Żądło, Jan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.660410-12

Barcode: 730099041072

Distribution Note(s):

This is a temporary track listing, production team is working on the final one to be re-cued


Physical Release: 10/2018

 

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