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Of all the great composers, Schubert left by far the largest number of uncompleted works: symphonies, piano and chamber music, songs, choral music—and operas. Three of the latter are represented on this disc—the early 'Adrast' and 'Die Burgschaft', written around the age of twenty, and 'Der Graf von Gleichen' from the penultimate year of his short life. Schubert made many attempts to achieve success on the Viennese operatic stage but was singularly unlucky in doing so. Consequently none of his operatic music ever entered the repertoire and today it remains the most unknown aspect of his work. Therefore this disc is an assembly of some very rare music indeed, most of which has never before been recorded. Indeed, most of these operas and singspiels have never been professionally mounted since they were written. Schubert's fellow-countryman, baritone Oliver Widmer made his Hyperion debut on Volume 4 of our complete series of Schumann songs with Graham Johnson (CDJ33104). For this recording he travelled to Budapest and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
|Messiaen: Piano Music|
'Very fine' (Gramophone)
'You don't have to believe in paradise to know for a fact that Messiaen's Eight Preludes are the kind of music one would hear there. To put it simply, ...» More
|Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 1 – Job|
'Halgeir Schiager is a player of dazzling technique and the recording is wonderfully spacious' (Gramophone)
'This is astonishing music, superbly played and recorded' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)» More
'An excellent release … Robin Blaze’s clear, pure countertenor is the ideal voice for these pieces, and he sings them with impressive authority. ...
'The intrinsic qualities of this little-explored repertoire and Blaze’s musicianship mark this as an important release' (American Record Guide)» More
|Xenakis: Choral Music|
'Nothing short of phenomenal. Here is one of the 20th century's most important musical voices, and this recording does that voice full justice' (Gramo ...
'Quite dazzling … these performers make this music mythically awesome and hypnotically accessible' (Choir & Organ)» More
|Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 3|
'This collection is a marvellous one … superbly played' (Gramophone)
'Reveals Arnold at his most inventive: tuneful, witty and ingenious…The performances by the individual members of the Nash are impeccable. This set m ...» More