ALPHONS DIEPENBROCK (1862-1921): Elektra - Symphonic Suite, Marsyas - Concert Suite, Overture to De Vogels.
Catalogue Number: 08S006
Reference: 777 927-2
Description: Can you believe that it’s been 26 years since these pieces appeared on a disc in Chandos’ too-short Dutch orchestral music series? Elektra and Marsyas are both suites of incidental music for stage plays, the former (22 minutes) predominantly dark, solemn and colored by low winds and brass while the latter (36 minutes) has more than a bit of Debussy mixed in with a Straussian late Romanticism. The ten-minute overture to a high school play may be Diepenbrock’s most light-hearted piece of music. Bamberg Symphony; Antony Hermus.