MP2001compilation “Gluck Opera Gala” embraces highlight tracks from seven previously released ORFEO albums. It contains excerpts of Alceste (CD1, tracks 1-7), still composed in the spirit of the opera seria, the reformist operas Iphigénie en Tauride (CD1, tracks 8-14), Orfeo ed Euridice (CD2, tracks 1-9) and Paride ed Elena (CD2, tracks 10-16), and two works that can be categorized in the light-hearted vein: Le Cinesi (CD1, tracks 15-16) and Les Pélegrins de la Mecque (CD2, tracks 17-23). All of the recordings are star-studded, featuring Jessye Norman, Nicolai Gedda, Thomas Moser, Ileana Cotrubaş, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Franco Bonisolli, Julia Kaufmann and the like.
ORFEO 1 CD C200091
As first woman
C200091ever in the seventy-year history of the ARD International Music Competition Munich, Selina Ott was awarded 1st Prize in the category trumpet in September 2018 at the age of only 20. Subsequently, she has been invited to perform with leading orchestras such as the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich and the Czech Philharmonic, and to international festivals.
Selina Ott started her music studies at the age of five years on the piano. One year later, she began to study trumpet with her father Erich Ott. She continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Martin Mühlfellner and at the University of Music in Karlsruhe with Reinhold Friedrich. In 2020 she graduated with distinction in the class of Roman Rindberger at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK). In addition, she attended several masterclasses by Gabor Tarkövi, Jens Lindemann, Hans Gansch, Guillaume Couloumy and the like.
On her debut album with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Roberto Paternostro, the young artist presents an exciting selection from the opulent range of 20th century trumpet concertos that have been written in close temporal proximity to one another: the very frequently performed concerto by Arutiunian is accompanied by the much rarer first concerto by Vladimir Peskin. By exhibiting completely different facets of musical diction, the piece of the Frenchman Alfred Desenclos forms a charming contrast to these two Soviet works.
Selina Ott says that the concerto by Desenclos ‘is really my favourite piece’. She performed it in the first round of the ARD International Music Competition in 2018, where she ultimately won the First Prize.
Debut album by trumpeter Selina Ott, who was awarded 1st Prize at the ARD International Music Competition as first woman ever in the category trumpet. Concertos for trumpet and orchestra by 20th century composers, performed with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Roberto Paternostro.
ORFEO 10 CD C200071
When the ORFEO label
C200071was established in Munich forty years ago, surely no one with the music scene back then would have predicted that the record company would develop into a firmly established player on the classical music market. One of the label’s main priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and since the mid 1980s the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the label’s own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory by discovering and nurturing young artist.
This “Legendary Pianists” 10 CD boxed set for the anniversary of 40 years of ORFEO label history features nine pianists with historical and modern recordings dating from the 1950s up until the 2000s.
10-CD boxed set. Includes outstandining historical and modern recordings with legendary pianists, such as Géza Anda, Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Friedrich Gulda, Wilhelm Kempff, Oleg Maisenberg, Konstantin Lifschitz, Carl Seemann, Gerhard Oppitz, Rudolf Serkin.
ORFEO 2 CD C997201
Mozart composed his
C997201violin concertos in 1773 (K 207) and 1775 (K 211, 216, 218 and 219). These five works and the three single movements recorded here have been passed down complete and verified as authentic. The genesis of these works is closely linked to Mozart’s work as Kapellmeister at the Salzburg court, ending with the probably most important kick-out in music history.
Mozart scored no solo cadenzas for his violin concertos; in the practice of the time, they were improvised. All the cadenzas on these recordings derive from Baiba Skride.
Eivind Aadland about Baiba Skride:
„Baiba is such an intuitive player. She has this rare quality of discovering the music as we play. So she never plays exactly the same. There is a wonderful sense of creating, discovering, of going finding new ways.“
Baiba Skride about her new album:
“I know that there are so many different and super recordings of Mozart, but I think it is important to enjoy the music you have heard a thousand times and will hear a thousand times more with new eyes and simply allow the music to play.”
ORFEO 5 CD C994205
Even a quarter of a century
C994205after the end of his active career as a singer, nothing has changed concerning Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s preeminent status in the history of performing song. It is above all the Lied performer Fischer-Dieskau who set standards that have remained valid far beyond his time. The anthologies compiled in Vol. 3 of the Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Lied-Editon testify to the singer’s never-waning curiosity and to his responsibility towards the history of the present genre.
In conjunction with Hartmut Höll, his favourite accompanist in later years, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau presents a highly attractive program to the songs by Maurice Ravel, which only sporadically appear in concert halls outside France (CD1). In the overall œuvre by German composer Paul Hindemith (CD2), too, the song does not play a dominant role. In this recording, a major role in the both natural and haunting interpretation of the songs is played by accompanist Aribert Reimann, who had composed the four-movement cantata Unrevealed for Fischer-Dieskau only a few years earlier (CD5). It was also in co-operation with Aribert Reimann, who headed a song class in Berlin, that the song anthologies devoted to Hermann Reutter (CD4) and Wolfgang Fortner (CD3) were compiled and that complete our edition.
Vol. 3 of the „Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Lied-Edition“ presents seldom recorded Lieder by composers of the modern era, thus reflecting Fischer-Dieskau’s curiosity and obligation towards the Lied genre. 5 CD set.
ORFEO 10 CD C200021
When the ORFEO
C200021label was established in Munich forty years ago, surely no one with the music scene back then would have predicted that the record company would develop into a firmly established player on the classical music market. One of the label’s main priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and since the mid 1980s the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the label’s own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory by discovering and nurturing young artist.
This “Legendary Voices” 10 CD boxed set for the anniversary of 40 years of ORFEO label history features eleven singers, who at their times upheld the art of opera singing and still uphold it in the best interpretation of nostalgia.
10-CD boxed set. Includes outstandining historical recordings with legendary male and female singerns, such as Agnes Baltsa, Barlo Bergonzi, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Frank Bonisolli, Grace Bumbry, Brigitte Fassbaender, Edita Gruberová, Júlia Várady, Krassimira Stoyanova, Adrianne Pieczonka, Piotr Beczala.
ORFEO 1 CD C979201
The two cello sonatas by Johannes Brahms
C979201are in very stark contrast to each other. This is not solely due to the more than twenty years separating the works. Brahms had a preference for pairs of works with the same instrumentation, which he frequently composed according to the principle of contrast. In the case of the cello concertos, it is above all the character and mood of the respective pieces that describe the contrasts. In the version for cello, the Violin Sonata op. 78, one of Brahms’ finest chamber works, supplements the two original cello sonatas in a charming way.
Daniel Müller-Schott and Francesco Piemontesi team up once more for this all Brahms program after the great success of their release of cello sonatas of the 20th century (C872151).
Daniel Müller-Schott is one of the most sought-after cellists in the world.
Francesco Piemontesi is widely renowned for his interpretation of Mozart and the early Romantic repertoire.
The two artists release an all Brahms programm after the great success of their release of cello sonatas of the 20th century (C872151).
|Britten Profiev Shostakovich|
|Richard Strauss: Don Quixote|
|Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage|
|Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage|
ORFEO 4 CD C993423
Even a quarter of a
C993423century after the end of his active career as a singer, nothing has changed concerning Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s preeminent status in the history of performing song. It is a above all the Lied performer Fischer-Dieskau who set standards that have remained valid far beyond his time. Vol. 2 of the Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Lied-Editon provides an excellent example of Fischer-Dieskau’s consummate art of placing special emphasis on the poet’s text as the source for varied musical inspiration.
On CD1, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Karl Engel undertake performing songs after texts by Goethe from five periods. Similarly, five years later, he and Wolfgang Sawallisch devote their programme at the Salzburg Festival to Joseph Eichendorff, by focusing on three composers who identified particularly strong with the Romantic poet (CD2). CD3 with songs after texts by poet Richard Dehmel provides evidence of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s life-long interest in the scope of the repertoire. The CD set is completed by a programme that embraces “Songs of the Romantic era” by various composers of the 19th century (CD4).
Vol. 2 of the „Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Lied-Edition“ provides an excellent example of Fischer-Dieskau’s consummate art of placing special emphasis on the poet’s texts as source for musical interpretation. 4 CD set.
ORFEO 2 CD C200023
When the ORFEO
C200023label was establishedinMunichfortyyearsago,surelynoonewiththemusicscenebackthen wouldhavepredictedthattherecord companywoulddevelopintoafirmly establishedplayerontheclassicalmusic market. One of the label’s main priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and since the mid 1980s the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the label’s own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory by discovering and nurturing young artist.
This “ORFEO 40th Anniversary” 2CD sampler well reflects these two sides of the label by combining highlight tracks of historical recordings with today’s global stars.
40 ultimate tracks selected from the 40 years long history of ORFEO label
CD1: 20 tracks “Soloists and Conductors”
CD2: 20 tracks “Legendary Voices”
ORFEO 10 CD C200011
When the ORFEO label was established in
C200011Munich forty years ago, surely no one with the music scene back then would have predicted that the record company would develop into a firmly established player on the classical music market. One of the label’s main priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and since the mid 1980s the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the label’s own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory by discovering and nurturing young artist.
This “Legendary Conductors” 10 CD box set for the anniversary of 40 years of ORFEO label history presents a selection of outstanding recordings with legendary conductors in the true sense of the word.
10 CDs box set. Includes outstandining historical recordings with legendary conductors, such as Karl Böhm, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Carlos Kleiber, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Hans Knappertsbusch, Otto Klemperer, Ferenc Fricsay, Herbert von Karajan, Sergiu Celibidache, Sir John Barbirolli, Wilhelm Furtwängler.
ORFEO 1 CD C 998 201
A voice from another world
C 998 201male soprano Samuel Mariño (*1993) presents his debut album with baroque arias by Christoph Willibald Gluck and Georg Friedrich Händel.
Gluck and Händel met each other and played music together in London in 1746. For this CD, the original program of that concert was expanded with arias tailor-made for male soprano.
“This CD is unique in every respect. It includes first recordings of works that are sensationally beautiful and that have never been heard before. And then there is a voice, a male soprano, singing for the first time in 250 years things that no man before him was able to sing. I think that this voice is suitable and has the ability to make us hear and feel the beauty of this sound and the very special art of the 18th century.” – Michael Hofstetter
“Gluck and Händel, these are my two masters. They are so important composers to me, and they have made a concert together in London. I’d say it is a wonderful idea to remake this program.” – Samuel Mariño
Samuel Mariño has already appeared as soloist on European stages. In 2017/18, he won the interpretation award at the International Singing Competition in the Opera de Marseille and the audience price at the competition “Neue Stimmen” in Gütersloh. In 2018, he held his opera debut at the Handel Festival in Halle in the opera Berenice, singing the role of Alessandro where he had an incredible success being several times named for the position of “Best revelation artist” by the Magazine Opernwelt. He will also appear in this year’s Händel Festspiele 2020 as Teseo in the opera of the same name.
Stimme aus einer anderen Welt
Der in Venezuela geborene Sopran-Sänger Samuel Mariño (*1993) präsentiert sein Debut-Album mit Barock-Arien von Christoph Willibald Gluck und Georg Friedrich Händel.
Gluck und Händel trafen 1746 in London aufeinander und musizierten. Für die vorliegende CD wurde das Originalprogramm des Konzerts mit Arien ergänzt, die für männlichen Sopran maßgeschneidert wurden.
„Diese CD ist in jeder Hinsicht singulär. Sie beinhaltet Ersteinspielungen von Werken, die sensationell schön sind, und die man noch nie gehört hat. Und es ist einfach eine Stimme, dieser männliche Sopran, der zum ersten Mal Sachen singt seit 250 Jahren, die vor ihm kein Mann singen konnte. Ich glaube diese Stimme ist dazu angetan und hat die Fähigkeit, uns auch in diese Klangschönheit, in diese ganz spezielle Kunst des 18. Jahrhunderts hineinhören und hineinspüren zu lassen.“ – Michael Hofstetter
„Gluck und Händel sind meine beiden Meister, diese Komponisten sind so wichtig für mich. Und sie haben zusammen in London ein Konzert abgehalten. Es ist eine wundervolle Idee, dieses Programm zu wiederholen.“ - Samuel Mariño
In Europa ist Samuel Mariño bereits vielfach als Solist in Erscheinung getreten. Im Juni 2017 hat er den Preis für Interpretation beim internationalen Gesangswettbewerb der Opera de Marseille gewonnen; in Deutschland wurde er im gleichen Jahr mit dem Publikumspreis des Wettbewerbs „Neue Stimmen“ ausgezeichnet. 2018 hielt er sein Operndebut bei den Händel-Festspielen Halle als Alessandro in der Oper Berenice ab, wo sein überwältigender Erfolg dazu führte, dass ihn die Zeitschrift Opernwelt mehrmals zum ‚Besten Nachwuchskünstler‘ ernannte. Auch bei den diesjährigen Händel-Festspielen 2020 ist er als Teseo in der gleichnamigen Oper wieder in Halle zu erleben.
- Debutalbum des venezuelischen männlichen Soprans Samuel Mariño
- Album mit Barock-Arien von Gluck und Händel
- Mit Arien, die seit 250 Jahren kein Mann singen konnte
- Das Händelfestspielorchester musiziert auf historischen Instrumenten
- Dirigent Michael Hofstetter ist ein weltbekannter Spezialist für historische Aufführungspraxis
Chormusik & Oratorien
Edition zeitgenössisches Lied
Symphonie & Konzert