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Schumann: Scenes From Goethes Faust (Antoni Wit/ Warsaw Boy's Choir/ Warsaw Philharmonic Choir) (Naxos DVD: NBD0015)


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Goethe's Faust is one of the highest peaks of German Romantic poetry, and fascinated composers across Europe: Berlioz, Liszt and Gounod were just some of the many entranced by its visionary power. Schumann too set what he called"Scenes from Goethe's Faust", but he made a point of selecting excerpts rather than using a libretto, focusing more on Part 2 of the play. The result is a work of astonishing passion, which includes some of the most dramatic music Schumann ever wrote, and some of the most beautiful as well, embracing elements of oratorio, opera, song and orchestral poem. Antoni Wit's recording has been acclaimed for"tempos which fl ow with unforced naturalness and real excitement." (ClassicsToday.com)
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Item number NBD0015
Barcode 730099001564
Release date 30/08/2011
Category Opera | DVDs
Label Naxos Records | Naxos Blu-ray Audio
Media type Blu-ray Audio
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Robert Schumann
Conductors Antoni Wit
Orchestras Warsaw Boy's Choir
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
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