Hans Werner Henze: Gogo no Eiko

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>Henze, Hans Werner : Das verratene Meer (The Ocean Betrayed), music drama in 2 acts (aka "Gogo no Eiko")

Album Summary

>Henze, Hans Werner : Das verratene Meer (The Ocean Betrayed), music drama in 2 acts (aka "Gogo no Eiko")
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
Some of [Henze]s most beautiful and compelling music...Gerd Albrecht is a passionate advocate for the work...and the Japanese cast capture its claustrophobic world marvellously. The RAI Symphony Orchestra reveals the many colourful nuances of this often shimmering score with aplomb.

The Guardian
An often rapturously beautiful score...It's a slightly queasy mix of eroticism and violence, but what's striking about the score now is the tact and subtlety with which Henze presents it. The recomposed vocal lines seem totally natural with the new Japanese text, and under Albrecht the all-Japanese cast is convincing.

Michael Quinn, bbc.co.uk
This live recording of that production showcases a much tightened, more idiomatically alert work that benefits from Gerd Albrecht's taut and tempered conducting and the coruscatingly poetic playing of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Added authenticity comes from a young and largely Japanese cast.



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Works Details

>Henze, Hans Werner : Das verratene Meer (The Ocean Betrayed), music drama in 2 acts (aka "Gogo no Eiko")
  • Performers: Mari Midorikawa; Teruhiko Komori; Kwang-Jin Kim; Jun Takahashi; Yasushi Hirano; Tsuyoshi Mihara (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1986-1989
  • Studio/Live: Live