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Hans Werner Henze: Symphonie No. 8; Nachtstücke und Arian; Die Bassariden ()

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Hans Werner Henze: Symphonie No. 8; Nachtstücke und Arian; Die Bassariden - Claudia Barainsky (soprano); Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne; Markus Stenz (conductor)
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  1. Adagio, Fugue and Mänadentanz, suite from the opera "The Bassarids"
  2. Nachstücke und Arien, for soprano & orchestra
  3. Symphony No. 8

Why there has not been a recording of Hans Werner Henze's 1993 Eighth Symphony before this 2004 recording is anyone's guess. The work is a masterfully scored, brilliantly evocative, and astoundingly beautiful three-movement piece based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. And yet this performance with Markus Stenz leading the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln is its first and only recording. Thankfully, it is an outstanding release in every way. Stenz clearly understands Henze's skillful blending of expressive lyricism and ...

Hans Werner Henze: Symphonie No. 8; Nachtstücke und Arian; Die Bassariden 2008, Phoenix Edition

UPC: 811691011134

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