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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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SalzburgLied Recital Boesch · MartineauLied Recitals

Schubert, Mahler, Krenek
Florian Boesch; Malcolm Martineau

Munich3. Kammerkonzert: OPERcussion

3. Kammerkonzert: OPERcussion
Krenek: Marginal Sounds, for percussion and violin, Op.162
OPERcussion – Percussionists of the Bayerische Staatsorchester

MunichKarl V.New production

Karl V.
Krenek: Karl V.
Erik Nielsen; Carlus Padrissa; Bavarian State Opera; Lita Cabellut; Bo Skovhus; Okka von der Damerau

LondonWeimar Berlin: Cabaret

© Autumn de Wilde
Weill, Eisler, Krenek, Hindemith
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Audra McDonald

MunichKarl V.

Karl V.
Krenek: Karl V.
Erik Nielsen; Carlus Padrissa; Bavarian State Opera; Lita Cabellut; Bo Skovhus; Okka von der Damerau
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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

Meow Meow  ©  Karl Giant
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.
*****
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Krenek's neglected opera Das geheime Königreich brought to life in Dresden

Angela Liebold (Zweite Dame), Christiane Hossfeld (Erste Dame), Alexander Hajek (Der Narr), Elisabet ©  Matthias Creutziger
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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Oper Frankfurt: Ernst Křeneks erfrischende Drei Opern

Das geheime Königreich: Davide Damiani (Der König) © Barbara Aumüller
Křeneks Der Diktator, Schwergewicht oder Die Ehre der Nation und Das geheime Königreich in der Oper Frankfurt zeigen die Traditionsgattung Oper von einer anderen Seite. Ungewöhnlich und erfrischend anders.
***11
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Ein klägliches Lied: Ernst Krenek und Gustav Mahler im Wiener Konzerthaus

Cornelius Meister © Marco Borggreve
Die Zeichen standen gut für einen großen Mahler-Moment im Wiener Konzerthaus, doch es war Ernst Kreneks Erstes Violinkonzert, das den Abend rettete.
**111
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