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Classical - To be released October 2, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released July 17, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released July 10, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released July 3, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Chamber Music - Released June 26, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Chamber Music - Released June 5, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Chamber Music - Released March 6, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released February 7, 2020 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released October 19, 2018 | Pan Classics

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Film Soundtracks - Released January 19, 2018 | Pan Classics

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Directed by the Munich conductor Frank Strobel (who also oversaw the mixing), the re-recording of the Metropolis soundtrack took place on the occasion of the restoration of this Fritz Lang classic, 83 years after its release. In 1927, the composer Gottfried Huppertz (1887-1937) was already a recognised film composer. Most notably, he gave the world the music for Nibelungen by the same Fritz Lang, in 1924. With Metropolis, he helped to establish film music as a respected form, at a time when the "genre" was in its infancy. Beyond the precision with which the score is written in terms of its correspondence with the images of a futuristic city, we find several fundamentals which would shape the golden age of a certain aesthetic in film music, in Germany, but also in Hollywood. First of all, it is composed in a tonal mode, epic and neo-romantic; it takes in many leitmotifs which describe both the characters and the themes of the film (love, rebellion, etc.) and finally, in spite of the general classicism, the Huppertz score is also a music of its time, Huppertz not hesitating to call in jazz harmonies and syncopated rhythms. And so this music contains all the elements which will be present across many of the film productions that would follow, including the Star Wars saga! ©NM/Qobuz
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Classical - Released February 17, 2017 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released January 20, 2017 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released October 28, 2016 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released September 30, 2016 | Pan Classics

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Full Operas - Released June 24, 2016 | Pan Classics

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The listener may be forgiven for not knowing that any Debussy "Edgar Allan Poe Operas" existed, for neither of the works recorded here was ever completed. Moreover, and you don't learn this unless you read the notes or have investigated for yourself, one of them was hardly begun. After the success of Pelléas et Mélisande in New York, Debussy was encouraged to adapt a pair of Poe's short stories for a new American production. Debussy needed little encouragement and quickly produced a pair of scenarios, but other projects intervened, and the operas were never finished. The more complete one is La chute de la maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher), for which there are substantial sketches and several full realizations including the one here by "creative musicologist" Robert Orledge. Le diable dans le beffroi is almost entirely Orledge's work, and he seems to have diverged substantially from what Debussy planned (he has solo voices where Debussy apparently intended a choral work). This puts the whole project here firmly in the speculative realm, especially inasmuch as the operas seem to have been planned as a kind of pair, with Le diable dans le beffroi as the comic counterpart to the familiar moody tale of the House of Usher. But the music, especially in the Usher work (the patchwork of parody and quotation Orledge puts together for Le diable makes the question of whether it's Debussyan less relevant), sounds like Debussy, and although the graphics credit only the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester under Christoph-Matias Mueller, there are some fine solo singers here, most of all William Dazeley as Roderick Usher. Sample the climactic final tracks of this opera for the effect. Those interested in how Debussy saw Poe, as manifested in his adaptations, will be pleased to find complete texts in English, French, and German in the booklet (Debussy worked from Baudelaire's translations). Recommended for Debussy buffs. © TiVo
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Classical - Released November 13, 2015 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released October 30, 2015 | Pan Classics

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Chamber Music - Released September 25, 2015 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released September 25, 2015 | Pan Classics

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Classical - Released April 28, 2015 | Pan Classics

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