DIE DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN NOLD HAVAR SNELL JARNOT LOGES BERNIUS
A must for Schubert fans and lovers of 19th century opera – Sakontala – an operatic fragment from the pen of Franz Schubert. The composer was deeply involved in 1821/ 1822 with the Indian subject about the hermit’s daughter Sakontala. Schubert’s drafts and sketches survive in autograph for two acts of the opera. Following the rediscovery of the complete libretto in 2001, and the stylistically sensitive and skilled completion of the music by the Danish composer Karl Aage Rasmussen, Frieder Bernius made the first recording of this previously unknown Schubert opera with top soloists, the Kammerchor Stuttgart, and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. This recording was unavailable for long time, but has now been re-issued by Carus.