Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, James Gaffigan, Ingo Metzmacher, Christoph Poppen, Michael Schonwandt, Markus Stenz, Osmo Vanska – Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 1-8 (2014) [nativeDSDmusic DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Karl Amadeus Hartmann – Symphonies Nos. 1-8 – Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, James Gaffigan, Ingo Metzmacher, Christoph Poppen, Michael Schonwandt, Markus Stenz, Osmo Vanska (2014)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 03:18:13 minutes | 7,86 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Booklet, Front Cover |  © Challenge Records
Recorded: 2012 – 2013, NTR ZaterdagMatinee, Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam & Muziekcentrum van de Omroep, Hilversum

Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963) is one of the most significant but least-known symphonic composers of the 20th century. This set of three hybrid SACDs, issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the German composer’s death, features his eight symphonies played by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Chamber Philharmonic Orchestras under the batons of several major conductors, including Christoph Poppen, Osmo Vanska, James Gaffigan and Markus Stenz.
One of the most characteristic features of Hartmann’s work is the way in which he forges contrasting stylistic elements and techniques from various periods of music history into a seamless unit. Moreover, one melody is found in all his symphonies, concealed to varying degrees. This melody is based on the Jewish song “Elijahu hanavi” about the prophet Elijah, whom the Jews anxiously await to bring them redemption. This yearning quality lies at the heart of the composer’s music.
Two types of movement, adagio and scherzo, form the unmistakable axis of Hartmann’s symphonic works, and the result is that the musical discourse continually takes place between expansion and energy, monumental stasis and a dynamic primal force toppling everything in its path. Hartmann’s symphonic legacy most certainly deserves its rightful place in the canon, especially in English-speaking countries where it’s been often overlooked.

Tracklist:

Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905-1963)
Symphony No.1, ‘Versuch eines Requiems’ (1948 rev. 1954-55) Whitman, Walt – lyricist
[1] I Introduktion: Elend “Ich sitze und schaue aus” 3:19
[2] II Frühling – “Als jüngst der Flieder blühte” 4:48
[3] III Thema mit vier Variationen 7:32
[4] IV Tränen – “In der Nacht der Einsamkeit” 7:43
[5] V Epilog: Bitte – “Ich hörte die Allmutter” 2:48
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Kismara Pessati, alto (1,2,4,5) Markus Stenz, conductor
Live recording 22 december 2012, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Symphony No.2, ‘Adagio’ (1945-1946)
[6] Adagio 16:55
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra – James Gaffigan, conductor
Live recording 26 january 2013, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Symphony No.3 (1948-1949)
[7] Largo ma non troppo – Allegro con fuoco (Virtuose Fuge) 16:46
[8] Adagio – Andante – Allegro moderato – Andante – Adagio 15:15
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra – James Gaffigan, conductor
Live recording 22 september 2012, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Symphony No.4 (1947-1948)
[9] I Lento assai – Con passione 14:47
[10] II Allegro di molto, risoluto 9:19
[11] III Adagio appassionato 6:41
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra – Markus Stenz, conductor
Studio recording 12-14 november 2012, Muziekcentrum van de Omroep Hilversum, Studio 5

Symphony No.5, ‘Sinfonia concertante’ (1950)
[12] Toccata 4:47
[13] Melodie 7:00
[14] Rondo 4:01
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic – Michael Schønwandt, conductor
Studio recording 6-8 june 2012, Muziekcentrum van de Omroep Hilversum, Studio 1

Symphony No.6 (1951-1953)
[15] I Adagio 13:23
[16] II Toccata variata 12:01
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra – Christoph Poppen, conductor
Live recording 11 may 2013, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Symphony No.7 (1957-1958)
[17] I Introduction und Ricercare 9:16
[18] II Adagio mesto cantanto e tranquillo – Finale: Scherzoso virtuoso 18:16
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra – Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Live recording 12 january 2013, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Symphony No.8 (1960-1962)
[19] I Cantilene 13:46
[20] II Dithyrambe: Scherzo – Fuga 9:50
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra – Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
Live recording 30 march 2013, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Personnel:
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic
James Gaffigan, Ingo Metzmacher, Christoph Poppen, Michael Schønwandt, Markus Stenz, Osmo Vänskä, conductor

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