Schoenberg: Gurrelieder


This recording is a hybrid CD/SACD recording, which will work in both a standard CD or SACD player. 

Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneers, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing. Together with its relationships with the most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra is at the heart of British musical life.

Esa-Pekka Salonen made his London conducting debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in September 1983 and he has returned to conduct the Orchestra on a regular basis ever since. This is the first in our series of Philharmonia releases that feature Salonen as conductor and is a hybrid SACD/CD in both stereo and surround. Forthcoming recordings as part of Salonen’s new partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Signum include Mahler’s 6th and 9th symphonies and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

Sometimes less is not more. More is exhilarating. … the music-making was superb … And what terrific soloists! – The Times

The opening songs have a featherweight transparency, the interludes a natural fluency … and the choral climax transmits a properly ecstatic, pantheistic glow – The Financial Times

Salonen cracks into Schoenberg’s stacked layers of activity and strikingly schizophrenic mood shifts, revealing clarity and sonic grandeur. His soloists are top-notch too. Essential listening – Classic FM Magazine

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Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Voices

City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

RELEASE DATE: 21/09/2009


BARCODE: 635212017326

1. Orchestral Prelude

2. Nun dämpft die Dämmerung

3. O, wenn des Mondes

4. Roß! Mein Roß!

5. Sterne jubeln

6. So tanzen die Engel

7. Nun sag’ ich dir

8. Es ist Mitternachts Zeit

9. Du sendest mir einen Liebesblick

10. Du wunderliche Tove!

11. Orchestral Interlude

12. Tauben von Gurre!

13. Herrgott, weißt du, was du tatest

14. Erwacht, König Waldemars Mannen!

15. Deckel des Sarges klappert und klappt

16. Gegrüßt, o König, an Gurres See Strand

17. Mit Toves Stimme flüstert der Wald

18. Ein seltsamer Vogel ist so ‘n Aal

19. Du strenger Richter droben

20. Der Hahn erhebt den Kopf zur Kraht

21. Herr Gänsefuß, Frau Gänsekraut

22. Seht, die Sonne

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