FRANZ SCHREKER (1878-1934): Der ferne Klang.
Catalogue Number: 08N066
Label: Ars Produktion
Reference: ARS 38 080
Description: We offer this third CD recording of this 1909 opera since it's 1) the first in almost 20 years (the 2000 Naxos release was of a 1989 live performance and the Capriccio was released in 1991), 2) an SACD (for those of you to whom this matters) and 3) because it's simply a great example of Schreker's orchestration as he uses a large body of players sometimes in chamber-music slenderness and transparency and at others in full-blooded Romantic emotionalism. The booklet with synopsis and libretto also contains 22 full-color photos from the 2010 production from which this recording is taken. 2 CDs. German libretto. Sally du Randt (soprano), Mathias Schulz (tenor), Augsburg Theatre Opera Chorus, Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Dirk Kaftan. Ars Produktion SACD hybrid