Wetz - Complete Symphonies, Violin Concerto, etc. | CPO 5552982

Wetz - Complete Symphonies, Violin Concerto, etc.

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5552982

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 30th August 2019

Contents

Artists

Ulf Wallin (violin)
Markus Kohler (baritone)
Kammerchor der Musikhochschule Augsburg
Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Werner Andreas Albert
Roland Bader

Works

Wetz, Richard

Gesang des Lebens, op.29
Hyperion for Baritone, Mixed Choir and Orchestra, op.32
Kleist Overture, op.16
Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.40
Symphony no.2 in A major, op.47
Symphony no.3 in B flat major, op.48
Traumsommernacht for Female Choir and Orchestra, op.14
Violin Concerto in B minor, op.57

Artists

Ulf Wallin (violin)
Markus Kohler (baritone)
Kammerchor der Musikhochschule Augsburg
Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Werner Andreas Albert
Roland Bader

About

Monumental, festive, and inspired: Richard Wetz. The Symphonies and Violin Concerto in a box at a special price.

Do you know Richard Wetz? He spent most of his life away from the major music capitals. Born in Gleiwitz (Gliwice), he briefly studied in Leipzig and then went for good to Erfurt. His musical model was and always remained – quite audibly so – Anton Bruckner. So then he was an anachronistic epigone? No, a great musician with a lot of inspiration and talent who came forward committed to a set principle and remained true to it. And he had acommand of his métier. Richard Wetz is worth getting to know. Along with his three highly atmospheric symphonies, it is his Violin Concerto that in its free developmental form is one of the most interesting solo concertos of the early twentieth century. An “erratic block” full of virtuosic elegance and contrapuntal finesse!

“Wonderfully beautiful music. His themes sing and offer clearly contrasting moods and pictures.Finely performed, finely recorded.” – ClassicsToday.com

“Wetz’s music pushes toward the festive, the imposing, and theimpressive.” – klassik-heute.de

“The Violin Concerto captivates the listener from its very first note – it is the summarizing epilogue of an oeuvre that unfortunately in large part goes unnoticed.” – FonoForum

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