Rosamunde & Symphony No. 5

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Tracklist

1.
Ouvertüre - Die Zauberharfe, alias - Rosamunde, D. 644
06:46
2.
Schauspielmusik zum Drama - Rosamunde, D. 797 - Zwischenaktmusik B Dur - Andantino
00:00
3.
Schauspielmusik zum Drama - Rosamunde, D. 797 - Ballettmusik G Dur - Andantino
04:20
4.
Symphony No. 5 in B Dur, D. 485 - Allegro
04:21
5.
Symphony No. 5 in B Dur, D. 485 - Andante con moto
00:00
6.
Symphony No. 5 in B Dur, D. 485 - Menuetto - Allegro molto
00:00
7.
Symphony No. 5 in B Dur, D. 485 - Allegro vivace
03:38

Description

DETAILS

1. “Die Zauberharfe” or “Rosamunde” Overture Schubert’s finest overture, and one which has become one of his most famous and most popular pieces, was written at a frenzied pace. It was originally intended to be the introduction to the incidental music for “Die Zauberharfe,” a new “Zauberspiel,” which was performed for the first time on 19th August 1820 in the “Theater an der Wien.” The performance, especially the libretto, was greeted with general indifference and the reviews were poor. The play, and consequently the wonderful music, was taken off completely after a few performances. The music, especially the overture, had met with approval on the part of the press. As the 29th August issue of the “Wiener Konversationsblatt” commented, “It is a pity, above all, because of Schubert’s wonderfull music, which has not found a more worthy subject”. The same issue also remarked on the excellence of the overture, but said that it was more “a play in itself” rather than a Zauberspiel overture, and that it was “as suited for performance as an opera “. The comments were prophetic, for the overture was adapted for different purposes, and was later performed “as a play in itself,” as indeed it still frequently is. This is as it should be: the “musical magic” which the twenty-three year old genius “conjured up” in this piece is timeless.

Additional information

Artists

Recording date

April 1992

Mastering equiment

Sony digital Editor 3000

Mastering engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording format

PCM 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Recording location

Raphaelplein Kerk, Amsterdam Holland

Conductors

Editing

Bert van der Wolf

Recording engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Producer

Ted Diehl

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Format

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Label

Genre

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Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

CD Review

(…) excellent, exemplary effort from one of Europes most exciting period instrument ensembles. (…) (…) rightness of period instruments for classical repertoire. Not only is the sound uncommonly rich-hued and vibrant, but the playing technique exposes and enhances the innner lines so that the harmonies seem to blossom more fully than is possible with the more homogeneous blend of modern strings and winds. This is sonority and lyricism – and sound engineering – at its finest.

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