Volume 7 - Janácek, Debussy, Ravel, Zemlinsky

Item No: SWR19061CD

UPC: 747313906185

8 CDs

May 2018


This seventh volume of the Michael Gielen EDITION presents music by late romantic and early modern composers and contains the most first releases in the edition to date. Although Gielen’s extensive opera activities are quite poorly documented, this seventh volume of the Michael Gielen EDITION highlights some of the conductor's activities in that area: Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien by Debussy, ballet music by Ravel, opera-derived works by Schreker, Busoni and Hindemith and – on a soundtrack for a TV production (Kitsch or Art) –  scenes from Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The fact that he presented Der Rosenkavalier (26 June 1985) and two operas by Puccini – Manon Lescaut (18 June 1983) and La Bohème (16 June 1984) –  at the Frankfurt Opera is probably little-known. Ten years after Gielen left the Frankfurt Opera he worked briefly with Margit Neubauer, a member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble, and with the Frankfurt Opera chorus in the passages from Madama Butterfly and Der Rosenkavalier contained on this recording.



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CD 1 Prag I Prague 71:35


Leoš Janáček


1-8 Glagolitische Messe I Glagolitic Mass


9-11 Taras Bulba


Alexander Zemlinsky


12 Psalm 23, Op. 14




CD 2 America 78:47


Carl Ruggles


1 Sun-Treader *


Charles Ives


2 Central Park in the Dark *


3 General Booth Enters into Heaven *


Colin McPhee


4-6 Tabuh-Tabuhan *


Charles Ives


7 The Unanswered Question


Edgard Varèse


8 Arcana *


Eduard Steuermann


9 Variationen für Orchester




CD 3 Debussy 78:01


1-5 Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien *


6-8 Nocturnes *




CD 4 Musik des Übergangs I Musik of Transition 74:42


Ferruccio Busoni


1 Berceuse élégiaque op. 42


2 Nocturne symphonique op. 43 *


3-4 Sarabande und Cortége


Max Reger


5-7 Klavierkonzert f-Moll op. 114




CD 5 Unterwegs in die Konsolidierung 68:27


On the Way to Consolidation


Franz Schreker


1 Vorspiel zu einem Drama


Paul Hindemith


2-4 Mathis der Maler *


Goffredo Petrassi


5-7 Concerto per orchestra no. 1 *




CD Kitsch oder Kunst im TV 64:17


Kitsch or Art on TV


Richard Strauss


1 Der Rosenkavalier: Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren


Szene Sophie – Octavian 2. Akt


(Überreichung der silbernen Rose) *


Giacomo Puccini


2 Madama Butterfly: Un bel di, vedremo *


3 Madama Butterfly: Scuoti della fronda und


Finale 2. Akt *


Richard Wagner


3 Der Engel (aus: Wesendonck-Lieder) *


4 Träume (aus: Wesendonck-Lieder) *


Richard Strauss


5 Wiegenlied op. 41,1 *


6 Tod und Verklärung *




CD 7 Ravel 73:27


1-12 Daphnis et Chloé (vollständige Ballettmusik)


13 Une barque sur l'ocean


14 Alborada del gracioso *




CD 8 Ravel's Waltz und Scriabin 75:47


Maurice Ravel


1-8 Valses nobles et sentimentales


Alexander Scriabin


9-11 Sinfonie Nr. 3 op. 43 Le divin poème


Maurice Ravel


12 La Valse *




* Erstveröffentlichung I First release