Portraying Passion

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Tora Augestad

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Original Recording Format: DXD

On the morning of 21 March 1933, the composer Kurt Weill received a telephone call at the home of his stage designer Casper Neher, whom he was visiting with his wife, the actor-singer Lotte Lenya. A friend working at a local police station notified him that the SS were on their way to apprehend him at his apartment, charging him with “Jewish cultural bolshevism” and of being a “degenerate artist.”

Quickly, Weill gathered what he could into a small suitcase from his apartment before joining Lenya in Neher’s car, where together with Neher’s wife Erika they quickly made their escape towards the French border. On arriving, Lenya departed by train to Vienna, as she and Weill were in the middle of divorce proceedings (finalized on 18 September). Weill and the Nehers arrived in Paris safely on 23 March. It would become his home for the next two years, where he would compose some of his most memorable works. 

Tracklist

1.
Die sieben Todsnden - Prolog. Andante sostenuto
09:32
2.
Die sieben Todsnden - Faulheit. Allegro vivace
03:33
3.
Die sieben Todsnden - Stolz. Allegretto, quasi Andantino
04:15
4.
Die sieben Todsnden - Zorn. Molto agitato
04:30
5.
Die sieben Todsnden - Vllerei. Largo
04:45
6.
Die sieben Todsnden - Unzucht. Moderato
03:32
7.
Die sieben Todsnden - Habsucht. Allegro guisto
05:30
8.
Die sieben Todsnden - Neid. Allegro non troppo
03:19
9.
Die sieben Todsnden - Epilog. Andante sostenuto
05:32
10.
Hate Songs - Cadenza I
01:31
11.
Hate Songs - I. Men
01:17
12.
Hate Songs - Cadenza II
01:33
13.
Hate Songs - II. Incurable
05:06
14.
Hate Songs - Cadenza III
05:26
15.
Hate Songs - III. Frustration
03:01
16.
Five Songs - Thoreau
01:53
17.
Five Songs - At the River
02:30
18.
Five Songs - Serenity
01:27
19.
Five Songs - Down East
02:03
20.
Five Songs - Cradle Song
02:36
21.
The Unanswered Question - Late Version
01:45

Total time: 01:14:36

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Mastering Engineer

Thomas Wolden

Producer

Vegard Landaas

Recording Engineer

Thomas Wolden

Recording location

Oslo Concert Hall, May 4-5 and May 22-24, 2017

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

SKU

LWC1164

Release Date November 11, 2018
SKU LWC1164

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