WERNER EGK (1901–83) : Columbus. Hans Stein; Walter Holton; Siegurd Fitzek; Rolf Boysen; Max Proebstl; Ernst Gutstein; Til Kiwe; Hans Herbert Fiedler; Friedrich Lenz; Eduard Linkers;; Peter Eschberg; Wolfgang Anheisser; Romuald Pekny; Karl Hanft; Lia Montoya; Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Ferenz, Willy; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Werner Egk; George Pappas; Wolfried Lier; Fritz Wunderlich.
Catalogue Number: 09Z023
Description: Columbus – An Opera for Listening. By the term “radio opera”, people understood, above all, the adaptation of stage works for radio. The first attempts were carried out in Berlin and soon commissions were offered for original works in the medium. General comprehensibility was the most important principle and the listener was supposed to have an exciting listening experience with the help of modern technical means. Werner Egk, too, although still lacking in dramatic musical experience, sensed the fascination emanating from this avant-garde genre. His chief model here was Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. The booklet contains liner notes and synopsis in German and English, and the German libretto. 2CDs