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Composer: Krenek, Ernst (1900-1991)

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Year of birth1900
Year of death1991
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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ClevelandMendelssohn's Second Symphony

Krenek, Mendelssohn
The Cleveland Orchestra; Franz Welser-Möst; Christina Landshamer; Martina Janková; Julian Prégardien; Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

ClevelandAfrican American and Czech Composers

Still, Krenek, Schulhoff
The Cleveland Orchestra; Franz Welser-Möst; Barbara Hannigan

Graz2. Soirée

Haydn, Krenek, Mozart, Stravinsky
Grazer Philharmoniker; Felix Hornbachner; Yukiko Imazato-Härtl; Elissaveta Staneva-Vogl

ParisDvořák, Martinů, Janáček

Dvořák, Martinů, Janáček, Krenek
Martina Batič; Karol Mossakowski; Iris Torossian; Choeur de Radio France

LinzRIAS Kammerchor

Krenek: Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae (Klagelieder des Jeremias) für gemischten Chor a cappella, op. 93
Justin Doyle; Soloists from the RIAS Kammerchores; Leonard Elschenbroich
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Jonny plays a sour tune

Jonathan Stoughton © Patrik Borecký
A rare revival of Ernst Krenek's breakout opera hits all the wrong notes.
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Bawdy by Weimar: Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret

Meow Meow and Barry Humphries © Hilary Scott
Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret – a witty, urbane valentine to the musical culture of Germany in the 1920s and 30s, from the opera house to the concert hall to Berlin’s revues and cabarets.
****1
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Jazzy thrills: ACO Weimar cabaret evening with Barry Humphries and Meow Meow a delight

When one sees the word “Erotica” in connection with classical music, one is usually safe in assuming that it’s a misprint in the title of Beethoven’s Third Symphony. And yet, at the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s concert on Saturday, it was no Freudian slip: Erwin Schulhoff’s Sonata Erotica, which the composer suggestively marked “nur für Herren” (for men only), was on the program.
*****
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Krenek's neglected opera Das geheime Königreich brought to life in Dresden

Even in the world of opera, Ernst Krenek is far from a household name, but this Austrian composer was one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century, with an output encompassing symphonies, chamber works, ballets and, perhaps most significantly, operas.
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Halffter dirige las dictatoriales Der Diktator y Der Kaiser

El director Pedro Halffter © Unai P. Azaldegui
Pedro Halffter se puso al frente de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife y de un elenco vocal de primer nivel en la version de concierto de Der Diktator y Der Kaiser, dos óperas de temática dictatorial compuestas por músicos judíos.
****1
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