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Zemlinsky

Berlin RSO, Kammerchor Ernst Senff, Riccardo Chailly - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Symphony In B-flat, Psalm 23 (1988)

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Symphony In B-flat, Psalm 23 (1988)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kammerchor Ernst Senff, conducted by Riccardo Chailly

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 421 644-2 | Time: 00:55:54

During the four years that separated Alexander Zemlinsky's Symphony in D minor and the premiere of the Symphony in B flat major (his first two efforts in the genre, aside from an incomplete work penned during his student years), the young composer had caught the eye and the fancy of the Viennese musical world. "The work's fresh, original ideas and genuinely exalted, youthful fire made a great impression on the audience and unleashed an intense salvo of applause," wrote one critic in response to the 1896 premiere of Zemlinsky's Waldegespräch (for soprano and chamber ensemble). These years also saw Zemlinsky winning two prestigious awards, the Luitpold Prize and the Beethoven Prize. His compositional skills had been refined during the mid 1890s as well. The Suite for Orchestra from 1895, for example, gave Zemlinsky an opportunity to create more adventurous orchestral colors than had been found in the admirable but conservative D minor Symphony. Thus, when one compares the B flat Symphony to his earlier symphonic effort, one notices that, while the same amalgamation of influences and styles is represented, more of the composer's own voice comes through – prompting one observer to suggest two different ways of looking at the work: "either as Zemlinsky's last early work or his first mature one."
Berlin RSO, Riccardo Chailly - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid); Psalm XIII, Op. 24 (1987)

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid); Psalm XIII, Op. 24 (1987)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Kammerchor Ernst Senff; Riccardo Chailly, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 417 450-2 | Time: 00:54:12

Zemlinsky's Die Seejungfrau ("The mermaid") is a three-movement symphonic fantasy based on the Hans Andersen story. It was first performed (under the composer's direction) in 1905, and is thus a good deal earlier than the works that have recently excited renewed interest in him—the oneact operas Eine florentinische TragOdie (1916) and Der Zwerg (1921), and the exquisite Lyric Symphony of 1922. In its masterly handling of a large orchestra, however, and of an episodic but firm structure, it is a far from immature piece. Zemlinsky was 34 when he wrote it, after all. If his list of works were not in such a terrible mess—many are unpublished; several, including the present work, were until recently thought to be lost—Die Seejungfrau would count as his Op. 30 or thereabouts.

Riccardo Chailly - Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy (1997)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 10, 2020
Riccardo Chailly - Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy (1997)

Riccardo Chailly - Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy (1997)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:10:27 | 352 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 455112

Zemlinsky’s Florentine Tragedy is a disturbing, shocking piece, but to make its fullest impact it also needs to sound ravishingly beautiful. As the wealthy merchant Simone shows Count Bardi (his wife’s lover, as he already suspects) a robe of silver damask so exquisitely wrought with roses “that they lack perfume only to cheat the wanton sense” or, later, describes to him another of Venetian cut velvet patterned with pomegranates each seed of which is a pearl, we should almost be able to see these marvels. Zemlinsky’s sumptuous scoring at these points urgently needs, in short, an orchestra of the Royal Concertgebouw’s stature, and in this reading they sound quite magnificent.
Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Zemlinsky  - Complete String Quartets (2013) (LaSalle Quartet) (6CD Box set)  {Deutsche Grammophon}

Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Zemlinsky - Complete String Quartets (2013) (LaSalle Quartet) (6CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1720 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 902 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / B00E5YNBSU

These first complete recordings of the string quartets of Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Zemlinsky have won numerous international awards and been hailed as landmarks in the discography of 20th-century music. Impeccable ensemble, superbly blended timbre and pure intonation ….This set [Schoenberg, Berg, Webern] is indeed a wonderful achievement (MusicWeb International). Febrile intensity and faultless proportioning of each formal structure [Zemlinsky] (Guardian).
Lapland CO, John Storgards, Jenny Carlstedt - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs; Chamber Symphony (2016) [Re-Up]

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs of Night and Dream; Chamber Symphony (2016)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor; Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1272-2 | Time: 01:01:22

Ondine is proud to release these world premiere recordings of two new Zemlinsky arrangements by Richard Dünser (b. 1959) with Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds. The works of Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) - much admired by composers such as Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg - have gained more attention during the last decades. He wrote only 27 works with an opus number, but several of them can be considered among 20th century masterpieces. In 2013 composer Richard Dünser (b. 1959), pupil of Francis Burt and Hans Werner Henze, made two new rich arrangements of works by Zemlinsky. Seven Songs of Night and Dream (Sieben Lieder von Nacht und Traum) is an orchestration of songs from opp. 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10 based on the themes of night and dream. In this recording the songs are sung by mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt. Chamber Symphony is a 40-minute orchestration of Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 2. In this orchestration the limitations of a string quartet is set free by using a larger ensemble. Zemlinsky's String Quartet contains references to the works of his most famous pupil, Arnold Schoenberg.
Zemlinsky Quartet - Dvorák: Early Works for String Quartet [4CDs] (2007)

Zemlinsky Quartet - Dvorák: Early Works for String Quartet [4CDs] (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,19 Gb | Total time: 04:28:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # 350028 | Recorded: 2006

When Antonin Dvorák learned to compose, he did it the old-fashioned way – by composing. Although he had written numerous shorter works earlier, the 20-year-old Bohemian bestowed his Opus 1 on a three-movement String Quintet in A minor for pairs of violins and violas plus cello in 1861. The next year, he turned out his Opus 2, a four-movement String Quartet in A major, and over the next 12 years, he wrote six more string quartets. Through them, the listener can follow Dvorák's progress from a talented amateur with an inexhaustible gift for melody and little feel for form to an almost-ready-for-the-big-time composer who'd learned to tighten his structures and control his gift for melody.
Zemlinsky Quartet - Franz Schubert: The First String Quartets (1-12) (2008) 4CD Box Set

Zemlinsky Quartet - Franz Schubert: The First String Quartets (1-12) (2008) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 575 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga Digitals | # PRD/DSD 350 030 | Time: 04:06:43

In Metternich's Vienna, chamber music was the favourite distraction of a number of aristocrats and the leisure class as well as student Bohemia. By 1815, a teenaged Franz Schubert had already written (at least) ten scores for quartet, for the family circle, Hausmusik, without seeking to conceal his models borrowed from Haydn and, especially, Mozart. Natural melodic invention, amazingly elaborate harmonic skill and the spirit of the Lied did not fully assert themselves until the Quartettsatz of 1820, an Allegro assai, suddenly filled with anxiety, followed by 41 bars of an Andante suspended forever, ordinarily passed over in silence. Here, the Zemlinskys repeat the fantastic success that marked their previous performances of Dvorák's early quartets.
Discordant Melody: Alexander Zemlinsky, His Songs, and the Second Viennese School

Lorraine Gorrell, "Discordant Melody: Alexander Zemlinsky, His Songs, and the Second Viennese School"
English | 2002 | ISBN: 0313323666 | PDF | pages: 326 | 19.3 mb
Katrien Baerts, Reinbert de Leeuw & Het Collectief - Berg & Zemlinsky: Lieder (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Katrien Baerts, Reinbert de Leeuw & Het Collectief - Berg & Zemlinsky: Lieder (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 50:49 minutes | 320 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When it comes to modern music from the 20th-century repertoire to scores on which the ink is barely dry , Het Collectief is one of the finest European ensembles. With their sixth disc for Outhere and their first on the Zig-Zag Territoires label, the ensemble returns to the roots of the modern repertoire, interpreting Weberns Passacaglia and, with soprano Katrien Baert, Bergs Sieben frühe Lieder, Zemlinskys Maeterlinck Gesänge.
Quartetto Adorno & Alessandro Carbonare - Zemlinsky: Quartet No. 3 Op. 19 - Brahms: Quintet Op. 115 (2019) [24/96]

Quartetto Adorno & Alessandro Carbonare - Zemlinsky: Quartet No. 3 Op. 19 - Brahms: Quintet Op. 115 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:00 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Ecco dunque due dei suoi Quartetti (uno giovanile, uno appartenente all’estrema maturità) affiancati ad autori del primo Novecento: Webern, protagonista della stagione atonale e seriale, Zemlinsky e Bartók esploratori di vie alternative alla dodecafonia; e a un autore dei giorni nostri, il britannico Adès, che condivide con Mendelssohn una grande naturalezza di scrittura.