Meyerbeer: Jephtas Gelübde / Salvi, Sofia Philharmonic

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Meyerbeer, long considered one of the greatest of operatic composers, is being rediscovered. His first music drama was Jephtas Gelübde, based on the biblical story of Jephta and his rash vow of sacrifice. The musical language is varied in expression, with an exceptionally advanced use of leitmotif and a subtle depiction of psychological process, all revealing a powerful command of material. Marches and dances of radically different moods, allied to choruses of folk-like simplicity and grandiose power, are part of a mature score in which intense monologues and gripping ensembles embody music of lyricism, drama and rapture.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: March 24, 2023


  • Catalog Number: 8225383-84


  • UPC: 636943538326


  • Label: Marco Polo


  • Number of Discs: 2


  • Period: Romantic


  • Composer: Giacomo Meyerbeer


  • Conductor: Dario Salvi


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Sofia Philharmonic Chorus, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Performer: Sonke Tams Freier, Andrea Chudak, Ziazan Horrocks-Hopayian, Markus Elsasser, Laurence Kalaidjian, Ivaylo Yanev, Caroline Bruker, Nikolay Ivanov, Ivan Angelov, Orfey Petrov, Lyubomir Chernev, Peter Petrov, Simeon Pilibosyan, Rossen Balkanski