Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Albrecht – Zemlinsky – Die Seejungfrau (After H. Andersen) [Live] (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:28 minutes | 824 MB | Genre: Classical
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Marc Albrecht and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra present Zemlinsky’s lush symphonic poem Die Seejungfrau. Zemlinsky was a child of fin-de-siècle Vienna, who for decades has been overshadowed by colleagues such as Gustav Mahler – the man who married Alma, the woman Zemlinsky also loved – and Arnold Schoenberg – the man who would later become his brother-in-law. In recent times, Zemlinsky is finally gaining the recognition he deserves. The same applies to his symphonic poem Die Seejungfrau, based on Andersen’s Little Mermaid story. Zemlinsky withdrew the score after its premiere in 1905; the three movements were first reunited in the 1980s thanks to scholars, after which the piece could start its second life. Die Seejungfrau seems inspired by Zemlinsky’s love in vain for Alma, clothed in cinematic fin-de-siècle music with Debussy-like evocations of the sea.
Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871 – 1942): Die Seejungfrau (After H. Andersen):
1 Die Seejungfrau (After H. Andersen): I. Sehr mäßig bewegt [Live]
2 Die Seejungfrau (After H. Andersen): II. Sehr bewegt, rauschend [Live]
3 Die Seejungfrau (After H. Andersen): III. Sehr gedehnt, mit schmerzvollem Ausdruck [Live]