Martinu: The Greek Passion, H. 372
Label: OEHMS CLASSICS
Catalog: OC 967
Format: COMPACT DISC
Chor der Kunstuniversität Graz; Sekay, Tino; Fournier, Martin; Sfiris, Konstantin; Reinhard, Taylan; Mara, Sofía; Hirzberger, Dietmar; Orešcanin, Ivan; Perczak, Dariusz; Miyus, Tatjana; Kaiser, Dshamilja; Plautz, Benjamin; Zelinka, Wilfried; Witzurke, Falk; Lee, Sanggyoul; Kaftan, Dirk; Butter, Markus; Scherler, Christian; Romei, Rolf; McShane, David; Chor der Oper Graz; Jähnig, Richard Friedemann; Zhang, Yuan; Senden, Manuel von; Grazer Philharmonische Orchester
The style of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu was enriched by numerous influences which are reflected in The Greek Passion: magnificent choirs contrast vividly with intimate chamber music, folkloristic elements are placed next to complex, classically worked-out orchestral movements. A highly emotional mixture of oratorio and dramatic opera abducts the lsitener/spectator into a world in which catastrophes abound. Lorenzo Fioroni, who has directed operas in Nuremberg, Augsburg and Heidelberg, has produced this dramatic contest against fear in Graz.