Gruber: Frankenstein, Perpetuum Mobile, Etc

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'Frankenstein!' is a modern classic: a witty, yet appropriately twisted portrait of the late 20th Century, which has received hundreds of performances and broadcasts worldwide and described by the composer as a 'pan-demonium'. Nonetheless, the orchestral version of it receives its premiere recording with this release. Narrated and conducted by HK Gruber, this version is hugely entertaining and devilishly clever! It is a triumph of slightly warped imagination, and is as brilliant as it is unexpected. Gruber is one of the most well-known and well-loved figures in the Austrian contemporary music scene. Composing in his own highly individual style, he has produced works which remain refreshingly unique, stemming from a cabaret style of the Weimar Republic, and often combined with irreverent black humour. This disc presents the multi-faceted talent of Gruber and will make an ideal introduction to the works of this incredibly talented contemporary composer. If you have a wicked sense of humour, this disc is for you!

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: CHAN 10404

  • UPC: 095115140420

  • Label: Chandos

  • Composer: ["Heinz Karl "Nali" Gruber, Johann Strauss Jr."]

  • Conductor: ["Heinz Karl "Nali" Gruber"]

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Performer: ["Heinz Karl "Nali" Gruber"]