FRANZ SCHREKER (1878-1934): Irrelohe.
Catalogue Number: 11T039
Label: Sony Classical
Format: CD reissue
Description: We offered the second recording of this soundscape of lush, overripe orchestral textures clothing a decadent plot which includes fear of sex, jealousy and murder but here is the opera’s first recording, a 1989 live Austrian Radio affair about which the BBC Music Magazine, “the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Peter Gulke gives a suitably fiery reading of the score. Another essential buy for the collector of musical decadence and ‘degeneracy’.” After all, who can ever get enough decadence and degeneracy? 2 CDs. No libretto. Michael Pabst (tenor), Luana DeVol (soprano). Eva Randová (mezzo), Goran Simić (bass), Vienna Singverein, Vienna Symphony; Peter Gülke