Schubert - Rosamunde

Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern (Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus) is a play by Helmina von Chézy, which is primarily remembered for the incidental music which Franz Schubert composed for it. Music and play premiered in Vienna's Theater an der Wien on 20 December 1823 Schubert's incidental music is scored for orchestra, and for some of the numbers diverse combinations of singers. Excerpts from the Rosamunde music are frequently performed, and are some of Schubert's most performed pieces. They have been recorded several times, including versions conducted by Kurt Masur and Claudio Abbado. The complete score, which lasts an hour, is seldom heard. In one rare performance, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, directed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, performed the full score at the Styriarte festival in Graz, Austria, in June 2004. The Arnold Schoenberg Choir sang the vocal parts with soloists Elisabeth von Magnus and Florian Boesch. WIKIPEDIA

VIDEO: Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern D.797 - Ouvertüre "Die Zauberharfe" D.644 0:00 - Ballet Music n°2 10:08 - Entr'acte n°3 17:17 - Entr'acte n°1 23:58 Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest George Szell Studio recording, Amsterdam, 2-4.XII.1957


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