KURT ATTERBERG (1887-1974): Orchestral Works, Vol. 4 - 3 Nocturnes, Op. 35bis from the opera Fanal, Vittorioso, Op, 58 (both World Premiere Recordings), Symphony No. 3 in D, Op. 10 “West Coast Pictures”.

Catalogue Number: 04R005

Label: Chandos

Reference: CHAN 10894

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: At last, some premiere recordings appear in this series! All four of them derive from the 1932 opera Fanal, set during the Peasants’ War in 1525 Germany. The Nocturnes describe “The Flight to the Executioner’s Cottage”, “The Dream, the March to the Scaffold” and “The Awakening”, all having to do with the rescue of a princess by the unwilling executioner while Vittorioso, originally intended as the fourth movement of the Symphony No. 7 (all of whose motifs were taken from Fanal), was rewritten as a stand-alone concert piece in 1962. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi.


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