Alexander Zemlinsky
Ondine ODE12722
Arranged (2013) by Richard Dünser (b. 1959)

Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
John Storgårds
01/08/2016

 

 

[1.-  7.] Seven Songs of Night and Dream (based on Sieben Lieder von Nacht und Traum from opp. 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10) 18:09
Instrumentation : flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in Bb, basset horn, bassoon, 1st horn in F, 2nd horn in F, harp
1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, violoncello, double bass
http://www.universaledition.com/7-Lieder-von-Nacht-Traum-for-medium-voice-ensemble-chamber-orchestra-Alexander-Zemlinsky/composers-and-works/composer/796/work/14282

  1. Der Traum (Victor v. Blüthgen) (The dream) Op.2 No.3
  2. Das verlassene Mädchen (Otto v. Leixner) (The forsaken maiden) Op.2 No.5
  3. Um Mitternacht (Julius Rodenberg) (Around midnight) Op.2 No.6
  4. Schlaf nur ein! (Paul Heyse) (Go to sleep!) Op.5 No.1
  5. Und hat der Tag all seine Qual (Jens Peter Jacobsen) (If the day has all his griefs) Op.8 No.2
  6. Ich geh' des Nachts (Ferdinand Gregorovius) (I walk at night) Op.6 No.4
  7. Vöglein Schwermut (Christian Morgenstern) (Melancholy bird) Op.10 No.3

[8.-12.] Chamber Symphony (based on String Quartet No. 2) 42:43
http://www.universaledition.com/Alexander-Zemlinsky/composers-and-works/composer/796/work/14237
Instrumentation : flute, oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in A, clarinet in Eb, basset horn, bassoon, 1st horn in F, 2nd horn in F, harp
1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, violoncello, double bass

  1. Sehr mäßig - Heftig und leidenschaftlich - Andante mosso - Etwas rascher
  2. Adagio
  3. Schnell (die Achtel)
  4. Andante
  5. Langsam

Ondine is proud to release these world premiere recordings of two new Zemlinsky arrangements by Richard Dünser with Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds.
The works of Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky – much admired by composers such as Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg – have gained more attention during the last decades.
He wrote only 27 works with an opus number, but several of them can be considered among 20th century masterpieces.
In 2013 composer Richard Dünser, pupil of Francis Burt and Hans Werner Henze, made two new rich arrangements of works by Zemlinsky.
Seven Songs of Night and Dream (Sieben Lieder von Nacht und Traum) is an orchestration of songs from opp. 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10 based on the themes of night and dream.
In this recording the songs are sung by mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt.
Chamber Symphony is a 40-minute orchestration of Zemlinsky’s String Quartet No. 2. Zemlinsky’s String Quartet contains references to the works of his most famous pupil, Arnold Schoenberg.
In this orchestration the limitations of a string quartet is set free by using a larger ensemble.