Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing & Sinfonietta

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Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing & Sinfonietta



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29th Oct 2012




87 minutes


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Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing & Sinfonietta


Much Ado About Nothing, incidental music, Op. 11

World première recording

Sinfonietta Op. 5

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This release of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing and Sinfonietta follows Ondine’s release of the Symphony in F sharp and the Tänzchen im alten Stil (ODE 1182-2).

The complete incidental music from Much Ado About Nothing (Viel Lärm um Nichts) is a world première recording. It was premiered in 2012 under the direction of John Storgårds. Originally written for chamber orchestra, it is performed here by symphony orchestra.

The Sinfonietta was first performed by Felix Weingartner and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Richly orchestrated melodies, dreamy music and an imposing finale characterize the work.

John Storgårds, one of Finland’s most exceptional artists, has built a worldwide reputation in recent years. Storgårds is Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Much Ado about Nothing, Op. 11 (published version)

I. Ouverture

II. Don Juan

III. Mummenschanz (Hornpipe)

IV. Festmusik

V. Lied des Balthasar

VI. Gartenmusik

VII. Intermezzo

VIII. Holzapfel und Schlehwein (Marsch der Wache)

VIIIa. Verhaftung

IX. Madchen im Brautgemach

X. Kirchenszene

XI. Holzapfel und Schlehwein (Marsch der Wache)

XII. Trauermusik

XIII. Intermezzo

XIV. Schlusstanz

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Sinfonietta in B Major, Op. 5

I. Fliessend, mit heiterem Schwunge

II. Scherzo: Molto agitato, rasch und feuerig

III. Molto andante (traumerisch)

IV. Finale: Patetico - Allegro giocoso

MusicWeb International

January 2013

“With an orchestra of Helsinki’s calibre in a score that delights - might one say wallows! - in the glories of a modern orchestra...there are many passages that will bring great pleasure”

Gramophone Magazine

March 2013

“a supremely confident performance [of the Sinfonietta] that exudes all the charm, warmth and vitality with which this work abounds. Storgard's mastery tells in small details such as the observation of the pause before the dramatic reprise of the scherzo or the luminous flickering landscape set before us in the Andante.”

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