Pfitzner: Die Rose Vom Liebesgarten
Robert Schumann Philharmonie; Riemer, André; Chemnitz State Opera Children's Chorus; Büchner, Jana; Kindschuh, Andreas; Caves, Erin; Räsänen, Kouta; Chemnitz State Opera Chorus; Weber, Astrid; Beermann, Frank; Penttinen, Tiina
Hans Pfitzner’s 1901 opera Die Rose vom Liebesgarten sets a libretto by James Grum, which was inspired by an 1890 painting by Hans Thoma, Der Wachter vor dem Liebesgarten. While the premiere of the first act was quite poorly received, the entire opera finally received a successful staging by Gustav Mahler in Vienna in 1905. This production, featuring world-renowned vocalists Andre Riemer, Tiina Penttinen, Jona Buchner, Astrid Weber, and Andreas Kindschuh, is conducted by Frank Beerman. Beerman has gained international renown as a conductor both on the stage and with his many recordings. His always alert interest in new and undiscovered music and in new interpretations of the core repertoire has brought him numerous prizes and distinctions. His recordings feature the core repertoire as well as rediscoveries and contemporary works. They have won several awards, including Echo Klassik prizes in 2009 and 2015.