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Michael Gielen Edition 7
Recordings 1961-2006
8 CD | 9h 46min | Nr. SWR19061CD
CD 1: » Leoš Janáček: Glagolitic Mass for vocal soloists, Choir and Orchestra
» Leoš Janáček: Taras Bulba
» Alexander Zemlinsky: 23. Psalm op. 14
CD 2: » Carl Ruggles: Sun-Treader
» Charles Ives: Central Park in the Dark
» Charles Ives: General William Booths Enters into Heaven
» Colin McPhee: Tabuh-Tabuhan for Piano and Orchestra
» Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
» Edgard Varèse: Arcana for large Orchestra (1925/1927)
» Eduard Steuermann: Variations for Orchestra
CD 3: » Claude Debussy: The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian for Soloists, mixed choir and Orchestra (1911)
» Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes - Triptiche symphonique for Orchestra and Frauenchor
CD 4: » Ferruccio Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque op. 42 BV 252a
» Ferruccio Busoni: Nocturne symphonique op. 43 K 262
» Ferruccio Busoni: Zwei Studien zu Doktor Faust op. 51 No. 2
» Max Reger: Piano Concerto f minor op. 114
CD 5: » Franz Schreker: Prelude to a Drama
» Paul Hindemith: Symphony Mathis der Maler
» Goffredo Petrassi: Concerto für Orchester No. 1
CD 6: » Richard Strauss: Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren
» Giacomo Puccini: Un bel di vedremo (from: Madama Butterfly)
» Giacomo Puccini: Scuoti quella fronda (from: Madama Butterfly)
» Richard Wagner: Der Engel (from: Wesendonck-Lieder)
» Richard Wagner: Träume (from: Wesendonck-Lieder)
» Richard Strauss: Wiegenlied op. 41 No. 1 for Soprano and Orchestra
» Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung c minor op. 24 (1888/1890)
CD 7: » Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Symphonie choréographique)
» Maurice Ravel: Une barque sur l'océan for Orchestra
» Maurice Ravel: The Fool's Dawn Song (from: Miroirs) – Assez vif
CD 8: » Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
» Alexander Scriabin: Symphony No. 3 C major op. 43 (Le Divin Poème)
» Maurice Ravel: La valse, Poème choréographique for Orchestra

This 7th installment of the Michael Gielen EDITION contains the most first releases so far. The boxed set presents works from the late romantic and early modern periods, including scenes from operas. Contains the oldest recording of the whole edition: Goffredo Petrassi’s Concerto per orchestra No. 1 (January 1961, Baden-Baden). Includes nearly all the items from the June 1975 concert of American music. Superbly remastered.

This seventh volume of the Michael Gielen EDITION presents music by late romantic and early modern composers and contains the most first releases in the edition to date. Although Gielen’s extensive opera activities are quite poorly documented, this seventh volume of the Michael Gielen EDITION highlights some of the conductor's activities in that area: Le Martyre de Saint-Sébastien by Debussy, ballet music by Ravel, opera-derived works by Schreker, Busoni and Hindemith and – on a soundtrack for a TV production (Kitsch or Art) – scenes from Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The fact that he presented Der Rosenkavalier (26 June 1985) and two operas by Puccini – Manon Lescaut (18 June 1983) and La Bohème (16 June 1984) – at the Frankfurt Opera is probably little-known. Ten years after Gielen left the Frankfurt Opera he worked briefly with Margit Neubauer, a member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble, and with the Frankfurt Opera chorus in the passages from Madama Butterfly and Der Rosenkavalier contained on this recording.