Notes & Reviews:
Siegmund von Hausegger is a composer of the early twentieth century who, like Felix Weingartner or Wilhelm Furtwangler, is remembered by posterity as an important conductor. Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich (Philharmonic) were his main career stations as a general music director, and Reger, Strauss, and Pfitzner numbered among his friends. His compositions encompass a great many vocal works, including songs, as well as two operas, the symphonic poems Barbarossa and Wieland der Schmied, and what surely is his main work, the massive Nature Symphony from 1911 for full orchestra (with "full" here really meaning just that) and a concluding chorus to a text by Goethe.
BBC Music Magazine
Anyone with a penchant for Austro-German late romanticism at its most extravagant will want to hear this disc. Fortunately Ari Rasilainen and his Cologne forces are totally committed to the cause, and the recording boasts suitably spectacular sound.
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Works DetailsHausegger, Siegmund von : Natursymphonie, for orchestra & chorus
- Conductor: Ari Rasilainen
- Ensemble: Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: Philharmonie Köln (11/28/2005-12/02/2005)
- Running Time: 55 min. 55 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Written: 09/30/1911