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Martin: Six Monologues From Jedermann

Audio Samples

>Martin, Frank : Suite from the opera "Der Sturm", for baritone & orchestra
>Martin, Frank : Monologes (6) from Jedermann, for alto (or baritone) & piano (or orchestra)
>Martin, Frank : Symphonie concertante, for orchestra (full orchestration of "Petite symphonie concertante")

Album Summary

>Martin, Frank : Suite from the opera "Der Sturm", for baritone & orchestra
>Martin, Frank : Monologes (6) from Jedermann, for alto (or baritone) & piano (or orchestra)
>Martin, Frank : Symphonie concertante, for orchestra (full orchestration of "Petite symphonie concertante")
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Notes & Reviews:

This MDG recording adds the Swiss composer Frank Martin's works for full orchestra to the multifaceted catalog of his works. Frank Martin always maintained close ties to the music theater, with mystery plays forming his special predilection in this field. It is thus not surprising that he was instantly enchanted by the performance of Jedermann (Everyman) on the Salzburg Cathedral Square. He dedicated six monologues to the main character, first in a version for baritone and piano and then later in the orchestral version recorded here. The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra has enjoyed international prestige for many decades now. Its two focal points in early and contemporary music, the grand repertoire of Norwegian compositions of the twentieth century, and the high artistic quality of the orchestra make the musicians from Stavanger an indispensable part of the European concert calendar.

Import Hybrid-SACD pressing.

"The music of Frank Martin is most often characterized by exquisite craftsmanship, intelligence, subtlety, a tonal language that is neither overtly modernist nor overtly Romantic, and a finely calibrated but reserved, chaste expressiveness, which are not attributes likely to create wild popularity with broad audiences. For his admirers, though, his voice has a potent individuality and emotional depths that engender fierce loyalty, and this album should be like catnip for them...American conductor Steven Sloane leads the Norwegian Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in disciplined but lively and urgent performances that are beautifully attuned to Martin's subtle orchestration and his idiosyncratic sense of musical development. MDG's natural acoustics are, as is typical for the company, clean, vibrant, and present." - All Music Guide

"The three works on this disc are prime examples of his consummate skill as a composer, and the "Symphonie Concertante" in particular, with its intricate dialogue between the different sections of the orchestra, is highly appealing... Performances are wholly involving and vibrant, while the SACD sound, notes and presentation are in the best MD&G tradition." -Classical.net

International Record Review
Sloane paces [the Symphony] superbly and fashions its shape marvellously. However, it is the Everyman and The Tempest scores that are quite special: both fervent and perceptive accounts possessing special insights that bring us nearer these original and powerful works.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stavanger (03/23/2009-03/27/2009).



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Works Details

>Martin, Frank : Suite from the opera "Der Sturm", for baritone & orchestra
  • Performer: Thomas Oliemans (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Steven Sloane
  • Notes: Stavanger (03/23/2009-03/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952-1954

>Martin, Frank : Monologes (6) from Jedermann, for alto (or baritone) & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Thomas Oliemans (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Steven Sloane
  • Running Time: 17 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943-1944

>Martin, Frank : Symphonie concertante, for orchestra (full orchestration of "Petite symphonie concertante")
  • Conductor: Steven Sloane
  • Notes: Stavanger (03/23/2009-03/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 14 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1946