RUDOLF WAGNER-RÉGENY (1903-1969): Orchestermusik mit Klavier, Genesis for Alto, Chorus and Small Orchestra, 3 mythologische Figurinen, 5 Französische Klavierstücke.
Catalogue Number: 11W009
Description: Despite a certain inner distancing from the Communist regime, Wagner-Régeny was considered one of the most distinguished artistic personalities in East Germany. Böhm and Karajan were only two of the distinguished conductors to champion his music. Although he himself was not regarded as a stylistic pioneer, the way Wagner-Régeny took up and blended old and new elements formed a highly individual musical diction that might well be defined as a personal style. Genesis (1955/56) is a blend of oratorio and cantata and was written prior to East Germany’s ambivalent attitude towards the church. We’d like to tell you more but that is the limit of Capriccio’s “sales notes”… Michaela Selinger (alto), Steffen Schleiermacher (piano), Berlin Radio Choir, RSO Berlin; Johannes Kalitzke.