HK Gruber's Frankenstein!! is one of the strangest and most engaging pieces of new music to come out of Austria in many years. It has actually been around for a while - the original version was composed in 1971, and the composer made this orchestral version in 1978. It's rooted in the cabaret tradition, but it remains sui generis. While its effect is entirely unlike that of Pierrot Lunaire, its use of a collection of loosely related poetry combined with the own peculiar Sprechstimme does point to Schoenberg's masterpiece as a distant ancestor.
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra, HK Gruber Conductor. CD: 1 Tracks: 23 Length: 1:10:16. CD 1. HK Gruber Composer. Frankenstein!!, a pan-demonium for chansonnier and ensemble Work. HK Gruber Conductor, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra.
Paired with Gruber’s Dancing in the Dark and Charivari, as well as Johann Strauss’s Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257, the pan-demonium combines aspects of jazz, cabaret, and orchestral music, with this recording showing just why Gruber’s work is so loved by audiences and critics alike. 96 kHz, 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters - exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them - for download, directly to you.
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Heinz Karl 'Nali' Gruber Composer. Heinz Karl Gruber Conductor. BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Author: kYlzrO1BaC7A. It was inevitable that HK Gruber’s most famous work would return to the catalogue. Given definitive shape in 1978, Frankenstein!! finds his brand of postmodernism at its most direct. Yet the amalgam of HC Artmann’s covertly political nonsense rhymes with Gruber’s would-be anarchic cabaret now feels too contrived in its conveying of a knowing humour, while the composer’s role as chansonnier, carried out here with aplomb, is more akin to a neurotic compère than sinister. Gruber secures an unsparing response from the BBC Philharmonic, superbly recorded, and those new to his music will find this an ideal disc to start their exploration.
Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: HK Gruber. 25 & 27 February 2005. An Austrian Journal for Orchestra. A concert piece for large orchestra. Gruber: The music of the Viennese composer . Gruber has received much notice in recent years and this CD includes his celebrated pan-demonium Frankenstein!! Since its 1978 premiere the work has received hundreds of performances and broadcasts worldwide, and here it receives its first recording in the version for full orchestra. The CD, which includes two other valuable works, is made all the more important for featuring the composer as both conductor and narrator, chansonnier. The collaboration between Chandos Records and the BBC Philharmonic is now legendary.
Perpetuum mobile/Charivari 13:45 20 Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 2:50 21 Charivari 10:54 An Austrian Journal for Orchestra. premiere recording Dancing in the Dark 24:47 A concert piece for large orchestra 22 I Andante pesante 16:58 23 II Allegro moderato 7:48 70:48 BBC Philharmonic HK Gruber Recorded in: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester 25 & 27 February 2005 Producer(s) Brian Pidgeon Mike George Sound Engineer(s) Stephen Rinker Celia Hutchison (Assistant) Format: DDD Bit Rate: 24.
Charivari was initially thought as an orchestral showpiece based on the main motifs of the polka Perpetuum mobile by Johann Strauss II. Because of this strong association, even though it is not included in the score, the Strauss polka is always played attacca before Charivari, as the composition's first bars are very similar to the Perpetuum mobile's ending. The revised version was premiered by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Fischer in Vienna, on 22 January 1984 Structure. A Charivari, a silver chain with coins and hunters' trophies, worn in Bavaria and Austria with traditional costumes. "HK Gruber: Frankenstein!!/Perpetuum cing in the Dark - in English (Chandos Audio CD)". Retrieved 2 June 2015.
Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257, "Musikalischer Scherz" (Musical Joke). by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257, "Musikalischer Scherz" (Musical Joke) by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart. Charivari by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. 22. Dancing in the Dark: I. Andante pesante. Andante pesante by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. 23. Dancing in the Dark: II. Allegro moderato. Allegro moderato by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Yuri joined the BBC Philharmonic as Leader in 1996. He makes regular appearances as soloist with the orchestra, most recently with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in York and Durham. He has made over 100 recordings with Chandos Records as leader of the orchestra, and as soloist in the Romance from Shostakovich’s suite from The Gadfly and Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto. He also gives many chamber recitals with his wife, the pianist Dina Parkahina.
|Frankenstein!! A Pandemonium For Chansonnier And Orchestra After Children's Rhymes By H.C. Artmann|
|3||Ib) Miss Dracula||1:58|
|4||IIa) Goldfinger And Bond||1:54|
|5||IIb) John Wayne||2:03|
|7||III Mi Ma Monsterlet||2:03|
|8||IV Fanfare, Intermezzo (Werewolf's Serenade)||2:03|
|10||VI Rat Song And Crusoe Song||4:44|
|11||VII Mr Superman||2:12|
|13||A) The Green-Haired Man||2:12|
|14||B) Batman And Robin||0:26|
|15||C) Monster In The Park||1:29|
|17||E) Hello, Hello, Herr Frankenstein||2:22|
|18||F) Grete Müller's Adieu||0:22|
|Perpetuum Mobile / Charivari|
|20||Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257||2:50|
|21||Charivari (An Austrian Journal For Orchestra) [HK Guber]||10:54|
|Dancing In The Dark (A Concerto Piece For Large Orchestra)|
|22||I Andante Pesante||16:58|
|23||II Allegro Moderato||7:48|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chandos Records Ltd
- Copyright (c) – Chandos Records Ltd
- Recorded At – Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester
- A&R – Mary McCarthy
- Booklet Editor – Elizabeth Long
- Composed By – HK Gruber (tracks: 1 to 19, 21 to 23), Johann Strauss II* (tracks: 20)
- Conductor – HK Gruber
- Cover – Peter Pongratz
- Design, Typography – Cassidy Rayne Creative
- Engineer [Assistant] – Celia Hutchison
- Engineer [Sound] – Stephen Rinker
- Leader – Yuri Torchinsky
- Liner Notes – HK Gruber, Paul Driver
- Liner Notes [Translated By] – Andreas Klatt , Francis Marchal
- Orchestra – BBC Philharmonic
- Photography By [Back Cover] – Johnny Volcano
- Producer – Brian Pidgeon, Mike George
Notes40 p. Booklet included.
Recorded February 25 & 27, 2005 and November 5 & 6, 2006.
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