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Alexander Zemlinsky: The Chalk Circle, opera / Renate Behle, Gabriele Schreckenbach, Roland Hermann, Siegfried Lorenz. Berlin RSO, Soltesz

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  1. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act I: "Ich bitte untertänigst, mich vorstellen zu dürfen" $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act I: "Meine Schwester naht, die Dämmerung" $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act I: "Ich habe dich, Schwester, gesucht" $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act I: "Am ufer hinter Weiden" $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act I: "Ich bin ein Abenteurer" $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act I: "Hier ist ein Stück Kreide" $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act I: "Mein Name ist Ma" $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act I: "Eine neue Blume im Garten des Herm Tong" $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act II: Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act II: "Mein Name ist Yu-Pei" $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act II: "Tschao-hai nennt man mich" $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act II: "Ich bitte Platz zu nehmen" $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act II: "Nun bin ich gegangen" $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act II: "Was will der fremde Mann am Zaun?" $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act II: "Sie sprachen am Gartenzaun" $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act II: "Darf ich eine Frage an meinen Herrn richten?" $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act II: "Sie wollen Tee trinken, gnädiger herr?" $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Mein Name ist Tschu-tschu" $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Ich bitte um Vergebung" $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Vorsicht, treten, Sie nicht in den Kreidekreis" $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Tschang-Haitang, Tochter der Tschang" $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Wir wollen zu diesem Punkt vernehmen" $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Himmlisches Licht" $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: Episode $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Soldat, Du bist mein Kamerad" (I) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Höre mich, Sturm!" $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Soldat, Du bist mein Kamerad" (II) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Hier auf den Stufen meines Tribunals" $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Diese Dame soll ihren Mann ermordet" $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Und nun, Ihr beiden Frauen" $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "Mein Kind! Mein Kind!" $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Zemlinsky — Der Kreidekreis, Act III: "In jener Nacht" $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Zemlinsky, Alexander v. : Der Kreidekreis, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The old Chinese drama of courtroom and customs was usable only as raw material. In its original version it is a fairly dull, wooden affair, handled extremely clumsily from the dramatic point of view. It is in effect inventing a Chinese fairy-tale. No strict Chinoiserie: it had to be as if in a dream of China. Klabund (1925) Two years after the death of Klabund, Zemlinsky decided to use his Chalk circle as the basis for an opera. He recast the five-act 'play after the Chinese' first into a two-act, later into a three-act version, and composed his Chalk circle in 1931/32. This blend of a fairy-tale Utopia, social criticism and inwardness makes itself felt in Zemlinsky's music, which seeks to combine varied stylistic components: Chinese coloration appears in the orchestral scoring, which is enriched with gongs and other exotic-sounding instruments: the melody often avoids semitonal steps and so takes on a pentatonic character. It was the seventh and also his last completed opera, from which the then 61-year-old Zemlinsky hoped for the definitive breakthrough as an operatic dramatist.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Der Kreiderkreis is an effective piece of theater and music. The performances in Zemlinsky's lifetime did well. The speaking parts are well characterized. The orchestra is excellent, and Stefan Soltesz is a very effective conductor. The music of Der Kreiderkreis is strong enough to carry itself.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2014
Zemlinsky's penultimate opera is surprisingly austere. Strong performances, but the lack of text and translations is disappointing as there's much spoken dialogue.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem (02/12/1990-02/16/1990).



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>Zemlinsky, Alexander v. : Der Kreidekreis, opera
  • Performers: Celina Lindsley (Soprano); Uwe Peters (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem (02/12/1990-02/16/1990)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1930-1932