BERNARD HERRMANN (1911-1975): Moby Dick for Male Chorus, Tenor, Baritone and Orchestra, Sinfonietta for String Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 11N074
Reference: CHSA 5095
Description: A brand-new audiophile recording of this cantata from 1936-38 allows us to enjoy the brilliant, film-score style orchestration and the sharply dramatic choral interjections much better than the old 1960s recording which was reissued in the 90s on Unicorn-Kanchana ever could. Here also is the world premiere recording of the original version of the 1935-36 Sinfonietta, Hermann's only brush with Schoenberg and which was never performed but recycled in 1960 as a model for the last half of the Psycho film score (like "The Madhouse" and "The Swamp"). Texts included. Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Danish National Choir and Symphony Orchestra; Michael Schønwandt. SACD hybrid