Korngold: Songs, Vol. 2
Format: COMPACT DISC
Franck, Peter; Roy, Phillip; Fischer, Sibylle; Simon, Klaus; Schenker-Primus, Uwe; Stallmeister, Britta
In his song settings, Korngold pursued the Romantic ideal and lavished considerable care and inventiveness on their composition. His seemingly effortless gift for melody is everywhere ap-parent in this second volume (Vol.1is on 8.572027), whether in the early works or the songs from the 1940s, which would not sound out of place in an operetta or a Broadway musical. Also present, notably in the Drei Gesänge, Op.18, is an exciting, experimental approach to harmony that reflects the music of his most radical opera, Das Wunderder Heliane (8.660410-12).