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Walter Braunfels: Der Traum ein leben, op.51 (1934/1937)

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Published on Jul 15, 2013

Walter Braunfels (1882-1954): Der Traum ein leben, ein dramatisches Märchen, Opera su Libretto proprio basato sul dramma "Der Traum ein leben" di Franz Grillparzer, Op.51 (1934/1937).

Michael Waldenmaier (Rustan)
Adam Kruzel (Zanga)
Georg Paucker (Massud, El Rey)
Sally du Randt (Mirza, Gülnare)
Berthold Gronwald
Christian Hettkamp

Opernchor Theater Regensburg
Philharmonisches Orchester Regensburg diretti da Guido Johannes Rumstadt.

Registrazione live della prima assoluta, Regensburg, Maggio 2001.

Cover image: painting by Caspar David Friedrich.

"If you hear Der Traum ein Leben for the first time, you may be surprised by the many reminiscences as well as by the great 'beauty' of this music. If one addresses oneself to a proper study of the score, any accusation of eclecticism vanishes. What may have put one in mind of Wagner turns out to be an unmistakable personal style. The instrumentation is as masterful as any of the best operas of the time as are the dramatic cuts in the plot which have the sharpness of film cuts. The irony of the music reminds one of Shostakovich." (Guido Johannes Rumstadt).

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