Korngold: Symphonic Serenade and Sextet / Rohde, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra - ArkivMusic

Korngold: Symphonic Serenade and Sextet / Rohde, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold began composing his Sextet for strings while working on Violanta, his second opera. He was seventeen years old, had already established himself internationally as a composer with an impressive catalogue, and was regarded as the greatest child prodigy of his time. In the Sextet, heard here in an arrangement for string orchestra by the conductor Hartmut Rohde, Korngold employs the most opulent, most richly colorful style in order to produce a highly Romantic work consisting of four complex movements.

Thirty years later, Korngold was living in exile in Hollywood. Following a heart attack, he was in the hospital and began composing a work for string orchestra in his head while recuperating. The result was his Symphonic Serenade in B-flat op. 39, one of the best works from the final years of his life.



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  • Catalog Number: 555138-2


  • UPC: 761203513826


  • Label: CPO