EDUARD KÜNNEKE (1885-1953): Tänzerische Suite (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Künneke. Rec. Feb. 2, 1938), FRANZ SCHREKER (1878-1934): Little Suite for Chamber Orchestra (BPO: Schreker. Rec. 1931), MAX VON SCHILLINGS (1868-1933): Vorspiel and Serenade des Arrigo from Mona Lisa (Staatskapelle Berlin; Schillings. Rec. April 4, 1929), WERNER EGK (1901-1983): 4 excerpts from the ballet Joan von Zarissa (Paris Opera Orchestra; Egk. Rec. July 21, 1942), RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883): Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde (Berlin State Opera Orchestra; Siegfried Wagner. Rec. Oct. 11, 1926).
Catalogue Number: 12K112
Reference: CDBP 9787
Description: Künneke's "concerto in five movements for jazz band and large orchestra" was written for radio broadcasting in 1929 and its late recording date is surprising given Nazi antipathy to "degenerate" jazz. Of equal interest in Egk's suite of excerpts from a dance work premiered in 1940 - these recordings were made in Paris under German occupation and the work seems to have been a Nazi ambassador of culture as it also had three performances in Rome in 1943.