Reger: Orchestral Works

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8574074
Format: COMPACT DISC

Schulze-Broniewska, Klaudyna; Levin, Ira; Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt

In 1904 Max Reger wrote what was to be the first in a major sequence of variations on themes by his great predecessors. The Variations and Fugue on a Theme by J.S. Bach was written for piano but its richness and virtuosity exceed the scope of the instrument. Ira Levin’s orchestration clarifies the structure, intensifies climaxes and reduces its length. The Four Tone Poems explore the paintings of the symbolist Arnold Bocklin and form symphonic mood pictures that veer from delicacy to Bacchanalian frenzy.

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