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Berio: Sinfonia; Mahler/Berio: 10 Fruhe Lieder
     

Berio: Sinfonia; Mahler/Berio: 10 Fruhe Lieder

by Synergy Vocals
 
Luciano Berio's most celebrated and influential work is his "Sinfonia for 8 amplified voices and orchestra" (1968), a tour de force of musical quotations and collages, literary references, and social commentary that he composed for The Swingle Singers and the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of the orchestra's 125th anniversary. This composition has received

Overview

Luciano Berio's most celebrated and influential work is his "Sinfonia for 8 amplified voices and orchestra" (1968), a tour de force of musical quotations and collages, literary references, and social commentary that he composed for The Swingle Singers and the New York Philharmonic on the occasion of the orchestra's 125th anniversary. This composition has received noteworthy performances by Berio, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Riccardo Chailly, Hannu Lintu, and now Josep Pons, who leads the Synergy Vocals and the BBC Symphony Orchestra for this important release on Harmonia Mundi. Because Berio used the scherzo from Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 2 in C minor (Resurrection)" as the framework for the spectacular third movement, it has become the most famous part of "Sinfonia," and reveals the significance of Mahler in Berio's thinking. The "10 Frühe Lieder" (1986-1987), a collection of Mahler's songs on texts from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn," here orchestrated by Berio, show a tangential relation to "Sinfonia," at least in terms of adapting Mahler's original versions for voice and piano into more elaborate orchestral arrangements. However, Berio's adaptation is not avant-garde: the songs possess rich post-Romantic sonorities and harmonies, and baritone Matthias Goerne delivers them with a combination of warm lyricism and powerful declamation. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2016
Label:
Harmonia Mundi Fr.
UPC:
3149020218020
catalogNumber:
902180
Rank:
13679

Tracks

  1. Des Knaben Wunderhorn, song cycle (12) for voice & piano (or orchestra): Ablösung im Sommer

    1. Ablösung im Sommer  (01:37)
  2. Des Knaben Wunderhorn, song cycle (12) for voice & piano (or orchestra): Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz

    1. Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz  (03:49)
  3. Des Knaben Wunderhorn, song cycle (12) for voice & piano (or orchestra): Nicht wiedersehen!

    1. Nicht wiedersehen!  (04:32)
  4. Des Knaben Wunderhorn, song cycle (12) for voice & piano (or orchestra): Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen

    1. Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen  (01:49)
  5. Des Knaben Wunderhorn, song cycle (12) for voice & piano (or orchestra): Hans und Grete

    1. Hans und Grete  (02:03)
  6. Des Knaben Wunderhorn, song cycle (12) for voice & piano (or orchestra): Ich ging mit Lust

    1. Ich ging mit Lust  (04:26)
  7. Des Knaben Wunderhorn, song cycle (12) for voice & piano (or orchestra): Scheiden und Meiden

    1. Scheiden und Meiden  (02:38)
  8. Sinfonia, for 8 amplified voices & orchestra

    1. I.  (05:56)
    2. II. O King  (04:33)
    3. III. In ruhig fliessender Bewegung  (12:23)
    4. IV.  (03:14)
    5. V.  (07:11)

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