View Full Version : Three KORNGOLD recordings/ ASV Caspar Richter Conducts/ plus a bonus [flac]

06-12-2013, 03:21 PM
ASV Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Bruckner Orchestra Linz/ Caspar Richter Cond. (2000)
Karen Robertson/soprano
Tibor Pazmany/organ

1) Prelude to Act II from DIE TOTE STADT, Op. 12
2) Sursum Corda, Op13 (music used in Adventures of Robin Hood)

Baby Serenade, Op 24
3) Overture
4) Lied
5) Scherzino
6) Jazz
7) Epilog

Prelude & Serenade from DER SCHNEEMAN
8) Prelude
9) Serenade

10) Interlude from DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE, Op 20

ASV Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Bruckner Orchestra Linz/ Caspar Richter Cond. (2002)
Gigi Mitchell-Velasco/mezzo soprano
Stephan Gold/ tenor
Women of Mozart Choir

1) Tomorrow, Op 33 (from The Constant Nymph)

Einfache Lieder
2) Serenade
3) A little love letter
4) Night wanderer
5) Snowdrops
6) Wimpel Sucks
7) Hero’s grave at Pruth

8) Prayer OP 32 (1941)

Much Ado About Nothing OP 11

9) No 1, Overture
10) No 3, Hornpipe
11) No 6, Garden Music
12) No, 7 Intermezzo
13) No, 8 Prelude Act 3, Scene 2
14) No, 9 Prelude Act 4

Abschiedslider OP 14
15) Requiem
16) One thing my longing can never grasp
17) Moon, you rise again
18) Serene Farewell

ASV Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Bruckner Orchestra Linz/ Caspar Richter Cond. (2001)

1) Violanta: prelude and Carnival, OP 8

2) Schauspile Overture, OP 4

Fairytale Pictures
3) The Enchanted Princess
4) Ruler of Spirits
5) The Goblins
6) The Fairy King’s Ball
7) The Brave Little Tailor
8) Epiloque

9) Polka
10) Mazurka
11) Waltz

Theme and Variations, OP 42

19) Tales of Strauss, OP 21


Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgardt/ Willy Mattes Cond. (1972)
Ulf Hoelscher/violin

Violin Concerto
1) Moderato nobile
2) Romance
3) Finale

Much Ado About Nothing- Suite Op.11
4) Overture
5) In the bridal chamber
6) Dogberry and verges
7) Garden Scene
8) Hornpipe

9) Theme and Variations Op 42.

IF INTEREST IN THE LINKS: *You* get to PM *ME*.... bribes such as chocolate, poems, Amanda's phone number and Wimpel's dress size will be accepted and warmly received.

06-12-2013, 03:26 PM
Amanda's phone number :erm:

06-12-2013, 03:29 PM
You are just jealous because I did not request yours. ;-)

06-13-2013, 09:39 AM
Excellent post!
Everything is perfect!
The ripping in Flac, the detailed tracklistings
and above all Korngold's unsurpassed music.
It's hard for me to believe that many compositions
were written when Korngold was just 14 or 16.
Thank you for your generosity, Phideas1!

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06-13-2013, 04:57 PM
Thanks for the links. I'll work on those bribes.

Akashi San
06-13-2013, 05:04 PM
Sent you a PM for the ASV recordings. The violin concerto recording in your bonus pack is one of the best I've heard. The recording sounds a little aged, but performance wise, it compares very, very favorably to that of Gil Shaham with the LSO (my favorite performance). Again, million thanks in advance!


06-14-2013, 05:15 AM
Thanks a lot, Phideas. This is a great opportunity to hear Korngold's more "Classical" side - not to deny the "classical" aspect of his wonderful soundtracks!

06-14-2013, 07:33 AM
A number of these are world premieres and Caspar does one of the best conducting jobs of Korngold's work.

It is curious that critics say he never came up with anything original after his Hollywood days- using themes from his scores. I always yearned that Goldsmith would take some of his scores and reconstruct them into orchestral works rather than two minute snippets.

And think, Vangelis took his Chariots of Fire music and made it into a 3o minute suite on side B of the LP?

In many of these Korngold scores we hear the work of a 14 year beginning to blossom.

06-15-2013, 08:46 AM
Phideas1, I sent you a PM at 03:44 AM on 06-13-2013 under the subject heading: "RE: Three Korngold recordings" asking you to please send me back a PM with the links to these wondrous ASV recordings. As of yet, I have not received a PM from you with the links. I hope I am not being discourteous toward you by pointing this out and maybe I should just be a little more patient. I serve at your pleasure and thank you as always for your impeccable taste.

06-15-2013, 09:36 AM
Something went wrong, obviously. I just sent them off. Do feel free to blame wimpel69. ;-)

06-16-2013, 01:34 AM
Thanks Phideas1 for your quick response and for your generous postings.

06-16-2013, 07:52 AM
Not being an opera fan, I have found joy in certain arias or orchestral pieces isolated (or saved from long forgotten works). The piece in this collection for Die Tote State with the bells & ethereal voice is so lovely: "You are gripped by life, you are attracted by the other one... Look, look and realize."

Sursum Corda was used in The Adventures of Robin Hood because Korngold was under pressure to complete the score so used a little something from his own collection. A work that is surprisingly difficult, 'its constantly shifting metre making it a nightmare for conductors.'

The Tomorrow disc has three premiere recordings: Track 4, track11 and Prayer, which was a commission outside the film score realm. I have coveted this disc for years and only recently added it to my collection... and now yours.


For all the hubbub about MAN OF STEEL-

You can appreciate Zimmer, Goldsmith, Kaczmarek, Horner, Yared, and Korngold because they created music that is special to our ears. We may not like everything they do. There may be some composers we do not enjoy. Composers we have outgrown. A composer who has created a single opus that we enjoy. I think we should just be happy that these men and women have created sound that delights our ears. Only time will tell if such music will last. Only time will reveal lost but discovered pieces much to our surprise and delight.

(I often am reminded of the old Gulliver's Travels cartoon: Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu: the war is about which song should be sung at the marriage of the prince & princess of the opposing kingdoms)

06-18-2013, 05:32 PM
Thank-you, these are wonderful.

06-18-2013, 08:49 PM
I would like to say thank-you again, these are wonderful albums to listen to. I love concert music as much as film music. This actually bridges the two.

06-18-2013, 09:26 PM
Many British classical composers also scored films. For them it was just as relevant as the concert hall. Classical music has been used in a myriad of American films and suddenly opening innocent eyes to the validity of the genre. The two are really related. Track down the Schreker posts.... a recent discovery for me that at first I mistook for Korngold. A number of critics of Schreker said that if he had not died so young he would have been Hollywood bound.

Buy the newly released dvd for the film THE CONSTANT NYMPH (which has been absent from availability for close to 60 years due to copyright dispute between the heirs of the book & the play on which the film is based). Korngold's music is wonderful. A score that is developed within the score and concluding with the tone poem Tomorrow. And it is a kick to see on the wall behind the old mentor a poster for DIE TOTE STADT.