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ARTIST
TITLE
Complete Works For Orchestra Vol. 1
FORMAT
CD/SACD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NEOS 10933CD NEOS 10933CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/2/2013

Featured works: Composizione No. 1 for orchestra (1948-1949); Composizione No. 2 for orchestra (1950); Studi per "Il Processo" di Franz Kafka for speaker, soprano and orchestra (1950); Improvvisazione No. 1 for orchestra (1952); Improvvisazione No. 2 for orchestra (1953). Performed by Michael Quast, speaker; Claudia Barainsky, soprano; hr-Sinfonieorchester/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Tamayo. "Everything must be looked at again: Bruno Maderna followed this post-war maxim in his choice of simple 'work-shop' titles. Composition, practice, improvisation -- this meant the greatest amount of freedom possible, but it was also his way of recognizing how to realize polyphony, logic and flexibility of thought. Towards floating and transparent forms, which move beyond their own boundaries and question themselves. On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of its foundation, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, along with the conductor Arturo Tamayo, has recorded the entire orchestral music of Bruno Maderna. Amongst the early works is a vocal composition, one which was valued highly by Maderna's friend and pupil Luigi Nono: a study on the 'Process' fragment by Franz Kafka, in the present recording with the characteristic voices of Michael Quast and Claudia Barainsky." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACD that can be played on any CD player.