PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Nuschi-Nuschi-Tänze, Sancta Susanna, Op. 21, Symphony“Mathis Der Maler”.
Catalogue Number: 12X037
Description: In 1917 Hindemith discovery of contemporary Expressionist poetry and drama transformed him from a talented student to Germany’s leading new composer. His one-act operas Sancta Susanna and Das Nusch-Nuschi date from this period. Sancta Susanna – Hindemith’s first masterpiece – combines religious and erotic symbolism into an eerie narrative that was shocking for its time, whereas the dance suite from Das Nusch-Nuschi emphasizes the plot’s origin as a Burmese comedy. German-English texts. Women of the Wiener Singakademie, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop.