On the threshold to modernity: Austria & Germany
Excerpts from Strauss' later opera "Capriccio" encounter the orchestral songs of his contemporary Joseph Marx, who in his extensive oeuvre bridges the gap between late Romanticism and Impressionism. In Arnold Schönberg's symphonic poem "Pelleas and Melisande", written in 1902, his post-Romantic affinity for programme music is combined with a genre that was essentially influenced by Richard Strauss. It is conducted by Lothar Koenigs, an experienced conductor of Strauss and Schönberg, who is a regular guest at opera houses such as the State Operas of Munich and Vienna, Milan's Scala and New York's Metropolitan Opera. The soloist of the evening is the Munich soprano Anna Gabler.
Excerpts from the opera "Capriccio"
4 orchestral songs
"Pelleas and Melisande"
Orchestra of the Tyrolean Festival Erl
Conductor Lothar Königs
Soprano Anna Gabler