Arnulf Herrmann: Three Songs At the Open Window; Tour de Trance
Drei Gesänge am offenen Fenster’ (‘Three Songs at the Open Window’) for soprano and large orchestra, based on texts by Händl Klaus and Arnulf Herrmann, was commissioned by musica viva/BR. The BR-KLASSIK CD documents the live recording of its premiere on October 24, 2014 in a musica viva concert at the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz. The performers are Anja Petersen (soprano) and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Stefan Asbury. ‘Tour de Trance’ for soprano and piano, on a text by Monika Rinck, was commissioned by the Musiktage Hitzacker, and premiered in 2017. This studio recording from September 19, 2022 is one of the new versions of the song cycle from the year 2022. Anja Petersen sings, with Björn Lehmann accompanying on the piano. The new version of ‘Tour de Trance’ for large orchestra with soprano was commissioned by musica viva/BR in 2020. The CD presents the live recording of the premiere on November 12, 2021 in a musica viva concert in the Herkulessaal. The performers are Anja Petersen (soprano) and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado.
Release: February 17, 2023.