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Carl Goldmark: Merlin - Anna Gabler (vocals); Brian Davis (vocals); Daniel Behle (vocals); Frank Van Hove (vocals); Gabriela Popescu (vocals);...
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  1. Merlin, opera in 3 acts
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Karl Goldmark's 1886 opera Merlin can best be summed up as Wagnerian. In addition to the influence of Wagner, there are instances of an almost Mendelssohnian elegance and delicacy, as well as moments of a hale-and-hearty Slavic character. But it's Wagner's fingerprints that are virtually everywhere: in the text setting, the character of the musical gestures, the harmonies, the orchestration, the epic subject, the emotional intensity, the portentous tone, and the length. The difficulty is that Wagner's genius for memorable ...

Carl Goldmark: Merlin 2010, Profil/G Haenssler

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