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Composer: Schreker, Franz (1878-1934)

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AmsterdamDie Gezeichneten

© Kaupo Kikkas
Schreker: Die Gezeichneten (The Branded)
Markus Stenz; Marco Jentzsch; Michael Kupfer; Markus Eiche; Steven Humes

JūrmalaSinger Benjamin Appl’s solo concert

Singer Benjamin Appl’s solo concert
Schubert, Reger, Brahms, Schreker, Strauss R., Strauss, Poulenc, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Bishop, Warlock, Ireland, Grieg
Benjamin Appl, Baritone

AmsterdamLast of the Summer Concerts: Bernstein, Puccini, Ravel and more

Last of the Summer Concerts: Bernstein, Puccini, Ravel and more
Dvořák, Schreker, McCartney, Smetana, Saint-Saëns, Puccini, Deep Purple, Strauss II, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Mascagni, Bernstein, Elgar
Essen Philharmonic Orchestra; Tomáš Netopil; Maria Milstein; Christiaan Kuyvenhoven

EdinburghTchaikovsky's Pathétique

Schreker, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Steven Osborne

GlasgowTchaikovsky's Pathétique

Schreker, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Steven Osborne
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A florid perversity: Barrie Kosky fires up Die Gezeichneten in Zurich

John Daszak Alviano) © Monika Rittershaus
Barrie Kosky’s production of Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten (The Branded) is in keeping with what was long considered one of the early 20th century’s most scandalous works. 
****1
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Penetrating Schreker’s kaleidoscopic score

Die Gezeichneten © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten (The Branded One) is an unsettling work given the storyline’s background of abduction and clandestine sexual abuse. Calixto Bieito, as expected, eschews ambiguity regarding what goes on behind the scenes, and casts even the titular cripple Alviano Salvago in a damning light.
****1
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Toy Story: Calixto Bieito stages Die Gezeichneten

Michael Nagy (Count Tamare) and Peter Hoare (Alviano) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
The Spanish director offers a controversial angle but tones it down to focus on dark psychology rather than spectacle in his staging of Schrecker's hothouse opera.
***11
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Schreker's Die Gezeichneten returns to Munich

Catherine Naglestad (Carlotta Nardi), Bavarian State Opera Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
The musical glories of Schreker’s glistening, late-Romantic score are laid bare in the Bavarian State Opera’s first production of Die Gezeichneten since 1919.
****1
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Gil Shaham thrills with vivacious Barber

Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
Gil Shaham and Juraj Valčuha join the San Francisco Symphony for electrifying performances reminding listeners of the true joy of dialogic music-making and the excitement of high-caliber ensemble collaboration.
*****
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