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Enescu: Oedipe Op 23 / Gielen, Pederson, Lipovsek, et al

Album Summary

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Oedipe, opera, Op. 23
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Romanian composer George Enescu was one of the most fascinating and versatile musicians in the first half of the twentieth century. His only opera, Oepide, was the object of his intermittent attention over some fifteen years and was eventually given its premiere at the Paris Opera in 1936, when it won great success. Unlike the play by Sophocles, from which Enescu drew his inspiration, its first and last acts trace the story from the birth of Oedipus to his death, with the dramatic events at the heart of the tragedy in the central two acts. The scoring shows the greatest originality, while the musical language is unique to Enescu, with its shifting harmonies and thematic transformations.


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>Enescu, George [Composer] : Oedipe, opera, Op. 23
  • Performers: Walter Fink (Bass); Goran Simic (Bass); Peter Koves (Voice); Mihaela Ungureanu (Mezzo Soprano); Monte Pederson (Bass Baritone); Josef Hopferweiser (Voice); Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano); Ruxandra Donose (Mezzo Soprano); Egils Silins (Bass Baritone); Davide Damiani (Baritone); Michael Roider (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michael Gielen
  • Ensemble: Vienna Boys' Choir
  • Notes: Composition written: ??/??/1921-04/27/1931.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live