Liebe und Eifersucht (Love and Jealousy) is E. T. A. Hoffmann’s three act singspiel was regarded as lost for over 150 years until an edition of the score was uncovered in the German State Library in Berlin. CPO and the Ludwigsburg Castle Festival are proud to present the première recording of the work, now extant in the form originally intended by Hoffmann.
Liebe und Eifersucht shows Hoffmann’s great love for Mozart and his profound knowledge of his music. Together with Undine this singspiel certainly ranks as this great romantic writer’s most important musical work.
There is hardly a better representative of medieval poetry than Walther von der Vogelweide. He is considered one of the most important Minnesänger and Sangspruch (sung speech) poets of the Middle Ages. Sabine Lutzenberger and the ensemble Per-Sonat have underlaid some of Walther's poems with his own "Tönen" (= melodies), others with music of his contemporaries, completing fragments and reproducing several melodies in the style of the period. Sangspruch, one of most important handed-down traditions together with the Minnesang, functions here as the link between history and living performance practice. The sources extend from the 13th century to the Meistersang. Listeners can now experience Walther's magnificent poetry sung for the first time on this CD.
Karat is a German rock band, founded in 1975 in East Berlin, then part of the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany. Karat also gained a strong following in West Germany when its 1982 album Der blaue Planet (The Blue Planet) was one of the year's top sellers in both East and West Germany, making Karat one of the more prominent bands in German-language rock music.
"Ich Liebe Jede Stunde" - 14CD Box set containing all released albums remastered and a CD of rarities.
Cluster & Harmonia’s ambient pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius pulls out a timelessly future-proofed new instalment of his ‘Selbstportrait’ series some 40 years after the first one.