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Schwann Musica Mundi 11618

Franz Schreker

Chamber Symphony for 23 Solo Instruments (1916) 1
Prelude to a Drama (1913) 1
Valse Lente for Orchestra (c1908) 2
Night Interlude (1903) 2

1 Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Michael Gielen
2 Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Karl Anton Rickenbacher

Koch Schwann Musica Mundi CD11618 58:32

There have been a number of recordings of Schreker's music in recent years, including operas and orchestral music. The chamber symphony immediately reminds one of Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnol but there are soon echoes of Richard Strauss, the predominant apparent influence on the other works on the CD, although you might find traces of Szymanowski or Mahler. Chandos has also released two CDs of other Schreker orchestral music, CHAN9751 and CHAN9797, in which his lush scoring is well demonstrated.

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