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Julius Röntgen: Aus Goethes Faust / Porcelijn, et al

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> Aus Goethes Faust - Prologue in Heaven
> Aus Goethes Faust - Song of the Earth Spirit: In Lebensfluthen, im Thatenstrum (Spirit)
> Aus Goethes Faust - Easter Chorus: Christ' ist erstanden! (Chorus)
> Aus Goethes Faust - Before the Gate: Ihr guten Herrn, ihr schonen Frauen (Beggar)
> Aus Goethes Faust - Faust's Dream: Schwindet, ihr dunkeln (Chorus)
> Aus Goethes Faust - Auerbach's Cellar in Leipzig: Es war eine Ratt im Kellernest (Brander)
> Aus Goethes Faust - Es war ein Konig in Thule (Gretchen)
> Aus Goethes Faust - Faust's Invocation of the Earth Spirit
> Aus Goethes Faust - Dungeon: Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche (Gretchen)
> Aus Goethes Faust - Was machst du mir vor Liebchens Tur (Mephistopheles)
> Aus Goethes Faust - Walpurgis Night: Wolkenzug und Nebelflor (Chorus)
> Aus Goethes Faust - Chorus Mysticus: Alles Vergangliche ist nur ein Gleichnis (Chorus)

Album Summary

>Röntgen, Julius : Aus Goethes Faust, for orchestra, organ, chorus & soloists
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Volume 2 of CPO's Julius Roentgen edition presents one of the great works from the next-to-last year of the composer’s life: his lyrical setting of numbers from Goethe’s Faust in 'Aus Goethes Faust' for orchestra, organ, choir, and six vocal soloists! Holland’s most multi-faceted composer stands out for his musical interest in Goethe’s works. He composed three further works inspired by Goethe during mid-1931: the Symphony No. 17 Aus Goethes Wilhelm Meister, the Symphony No. 20 on Goethe’s Prooemion, and a song on Goethe’s Prometheus.

Gramophone Magazine
The cantata is persuasively performed, with Machteld Baumans the pick of the soloists and David Porcelijn securing attentive orchestral playing. Sound and annotations are well up to CPO's usual standard.


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Works Details

>Röntgen, Julius : Aus Goethes Faust, for orchestra, organ, chorus & soloists
  • Performers: Machteld Baumans; Gijs Schoonhoven (Organ); Marcel Beekman (Tenor); Dennis Wilgenhof; André Morsch (Baritone); Andrew Post (Organ); Mark Richardson (Voice)
  • Conductor: David Porcelijn
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Enschede Musikzentrum (06/18/2007-06/20/2007)
  • Running Time: 57 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1931