WERNER RICHARD HEYMANN (1896-1961): Rhapsodische Sinfonie for Baritone and Orchestra, Op. 5, Frühlings-Notturno for Small Orchestra, Op. 4, Tanz der Götter for Tenor and Orchestra, Op/ 6/1, Sérénade passionnée for Violin and Orchestra and Cortège exotique (both orch. Werner Schmidt-Boelcke [1903-1985]), ROLF RUDIN (b.1961): Fausts Geheimnis (on themes of Werner Richard Heymann), Op. 96.
Catalogue Number: 12V004
Label: Rondeau Production
Reference: ROP 6191
Description: Heymann, one of the most successful composers of German ‘Schlagermusik’ (popular vocal music) in the first half of the 20th century, began his career as a composer of highly-regarded symphonic music. His music enjoyed performances by such eminent orchestras as the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, amongst others. This album contains the world premiere recording of Heymann's concert works for symphony orchestra, along with two silent movie pieces and an orchestral work by Rolf Rudin, inspired by fragments from Heymann's lost music to F.W. Murnau’s 1926 film 'Faust’. German-English texts. Michael Porter (tenor), Hans Christoph Begemann (baritone), Capitol Symphony Orchestra; Roland Böer.