EMMERICH KÁLMÁN (1882-1953): Ein Herbstmanöver.
Catalogue Number: 04U039
Label: Oehms Classics
Reference: OC 977
Description: The composer’s first full-length work comes from 1908 and its autumn setting at a castle in the Hungarian hinterlands expresses a fin-de-siècle oppressiveness and melancholy in which, as the notes deftly put it, “Superficially simple operetta figures are transformed into the harbingers of the emerging Freudian age.” No libretto. Harald Pfeiffer (tenor), Marie Seidler (mezzo), Christiane Boesiger (soprano), Grga Peroš (baritone), Chorus and Extrachorus of the Gießen State Theatre, Gießen Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Hofstetter.