Giselher Klebe: Poèma drammatico for Two Pianos and Orchestra

Giselher Klebe: Poèma drammatico for Two Pianos and Orchestra

by Christian Kohn, Köhn
     
 

Strongly informed by the Romantic operatic impulse, Giselher Klebe's music is vividly dramatic and intensely passionate, in both his stage works and his instrumental music. This 2004 release from Marco Polo is the second volume of Klebe's piano music, and prominently features his ominous "Poèma drammatico for two pianos and orchestra." The performance by pianists… See more details below

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Strongly informed by the Romantic operatic impulse, Giselher Klebe's music is vividly dramatic and intensely passionate, in both his stage works and his instrumental music. This 2004 release from Marco Polo is the second volume of Klebe's piano music, and prominently features his ominous "Poèma drammatico for two pianos and orchestra." The performance by pianists Silke-Thora Matthies and Christian Köhn with the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, directed by Peter Ruzicka, is powerful and menacing. A sense of theatrical violence and high tragedy is conveyed through this double concerto's numerous Verdi quotations -- from "Otello," "Simone Boccanegra," "Macbeth," and other operas -- which are especially effective in the dissonant harmonic context. Matthies and Köhn also perform together in the clashing piano duets, "Soggetto cavato, Opp. 122 and 129," and divide their labors in the remaining works. Of these pieces, the most striking may be "Zornige Lieder ohne Worte," in which Matthies unleashes a flood of painful emotions, and the "Thema und 39 Variationen," a compactly organized set in a deeply introspective reading from Köhn. The other pieces are more subdued and gentle, no doubt due to Klebe's personal affection for their dedicatees. The recording is clear and naturally resonant.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2004
Label:
Marco Polo
UPC:
0636943529027
catalogNumber:
8225290
Rank:
340554

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Tracks

  1. Poèma drammatico, for 2 pianos & orchestra (with quotations from operas by Verdi), Op. 130  - Giselher Klebe  - Peter Ruzicka  -  SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra  - Christian Kohn  - Silke-Thora Matthies  (18:11)
  2. Soggetto cavato primo, for piano, 4-hands, Op. 122  - Giselher Klebe  - Christian Kohn  - Silke-Thora Matthies  (06:12)
  3. Soggetto cavato secondo, for piano, 4-hands, Op. 129  - Giselher Klebe  - Christian Kohn  - Silke-Thora Matthies  (06:04)
  4. Widmungen, 5 pieces for piano, Op. 115

    • Giselher Klebe
    • Christian Kohn
    1. 1. Zehnmal Fünf Johannes Driessler. Ohne Tempobezeichnung  (01:00)
    2. 2. Soggetto für Christiane und Axel Eggers zur Hochzeit. Senza misura, liberamente  (03:30)
    3. 3. Für Karl Schumann zum 60. Larghetto  (02:39)
    4. 4. Ariette für Aribert Reimann. Ariette  (02:17)
    5. 5. Hommage à Heinz Trökes. Poco rubato  (02:27)
  5. Zornige Lieder ohne Worte, for piano, Op. 118

    • Giselher Klebe
    • Silke-Thora Matthies
    1. 1. Zorn (Anger)  (02:02)
    2. 2. Verlassenheit (Loneliness)  (03:46)
    3. 3. Trauer (Sorrow)  (02:10)
    4. 4. Aufbegehren (Revolt)  (04:06)
    5. 5. Kassiber (Secret Message)  (03:11)
  6. Meine Enkelkinder und ich, for piano, Op. 140

    • Giselher Klebe
    • Christian Kohn
    1. 1. Der Regenborgen (The Rainbow)  (01:22)
    2. 2. Erinnerung (Remembrance)  (01:37)
    3. 3. Schneller Entschluss - Zögern - Erneuter Entschluss (Quick Decision - Hesitation - Decided Again  (00:44)
    4. 4. Nachdenklichkeit - Erste Trauer (Pensiveness - First Sorrow)  (01:22)
    5. 5. Boogie grazioso  (01:24)
    6. 6. Meditation  (01:24)
    7. 7. Fantasie - Nachdenklicher Ausklang (Fantasy - Pensive Ending)  (02:16)
  7. Thema und 39 Variationen, for piano, Op. 142  - Giselher Klebe  - Christian Kohn  (07:06)

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