Michael Gielen Edition, Vol. 7
This seventh installment of the Michael Gielen EDITION contains the most first releases so far. The magnificent set presents works from the late romantic and early modern periods, including opera scenes. It also contains the oldest recording of the whole edition: Goffredo Petrassi’s Concerto per orchestra No. 1 (January 1961, Baden-Baden) and nearly the whole programme of the concert from June 1975 dedicated entirely to American music. Austrian conductor Michael Gielen was a champion of contemporary music both in the opera and concert repertoires. He conducted many premieres during his career. He has held appointments at the Royal Swedish Opera, the Netherlands Opera, the Frankfurt Opera, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, which he has remained closely associated with since the end of his appointment in 1999.
Catalog Number: SWR19061CD
Label: SWR Music
Composer: Alexander Scriabin, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Carl Ruggles, Charles Ives, Claude Debussy, Colin McPhee, Edgard Varèse, Eduard Steuermann, Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Schreker, Giacomo Puccini, Goffredo Petrassi, Leoš Janáček, Maurice Ravel, Max Reger, Paul Hindemith, Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Choir, Europa Chorakademie, Frankfurt Opera Chorus, Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Performer: Brigitte Messthaler, Catherine Gayer, Christiane Boesiger, Claude Helffer, Cornelia Kallisch, Elizabeth Whitehouse, Ellen Shade, Gunter Reich, Hanna Aurbacher, Imrich Szabo, Margit Neubauer, Mártha Szirmay, Peter Roggenkamp, Richard Anlauf, Steven De Groote, Thomas Moser, Waltraud Meier