Composer(s):
Conductor(s):
Genre(s):
Choral - Sacred
Period(s):
20th Century
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C890142A
Barcode:
4011790890227
Release Date:
07/2018
Available Format(s):
CD

Frank Martin: Der Zaubertrank - Le Vin Herbe

We have reason to remember another great conductor in 2014, as he would have turned 100 years old this August: Ferenc Fricsay. His career was cut short by his all-too-early death in 1963, but his interpretations in Salzburg set standards of excellence. This was certainly the case with the German-language stage première of Frank Martin’s Le vin herbé. This production is now available as a historic live recording. Fricsay makes a strong impression with his confident sense of style in this unusual musical idiom for the tale of Tristan and Isolde. Julius Patzak and Maria Cebotari sing the main roles – both very different from those in Richard Wagner’s opera, but sung no less expressively here. In contrast to Wagner, too, this opera has a balanced overall ensemble, and the Chorus of the Vienna State Opera under Fricsay gives an audibly committed performance.


Der Zaubertrank (Le vin herbé)
1.     Prologue: Ihr Herren, wollt ihr hören (Chorus)
01:26
2.     Part I Scene 1: Als die Zelt herannahte (Chorus)
05:08
3.     Part I Scene 2: Das Schiff durchschnitt die Fluten (Isot, Chorus)
03:11
4.     Part I Scene 3: Eines Tages flauten die Winde ab (Narrator, Brangäne, Chorus)
05:34
5.     Part I Scene 4: Vonn neuem steuerte das Schiff gen Tintagel (Tristan, Chorus)
04:02
6.     Part I Scene 5: Isot liebte ihn (Chorus)
01:54
7.     Part I Scene 6: Am dritten Tage, als Tristan (Isot, Tristan, Brangäne, Chorus)
12:51

Disc 2

1.     Part II Scene 1: Isolt ist Königin (Chorus)
02:29
2.     Part II Scene 2: Eines Tags, von einem Förster gefuhrt (Speaker, Marke)
03:43
3.     Part II Scene 3: Drei Tage darauf, da Tristan lange Zeit (Tristan, Chorus)
08:47
4.     Part II Scene 4: In dem Gebüsch der Brombeersträuche (Isot, Chorus)
03:49
5.     Part II Scene 5: Schon hörte sie im dürren Laub (Tristan, Isot, Chorus)
06:40
6.     Part III Scene 1: So getrennt konnten die Liebenden nicht leben (Speaker, Hoël, Tristan, Chorus)
03:28
7.     Part III Scene 2: Da geschah es, daß Tristan (Speaker, Chorus)
03:53
8.     Part III Scene 3: Insgeheim sandte er zu Kaherdin (Tristan, Kaherdin, Chorus)
10:18
9.     Part III Scene 4: Höret zu, ihr Herren, ein schmerzlich Abenteuer (Isot, Chorus)
08:30
10.     Part III Scene 5: Tristan war schon zu schwach (Isot, Tristan, Chorus)
08:18
11.     Part III Scene 6: Auf dem Meere blies der Wind von neuem (Speaker, Isot, Chorus)
08:48
12.     Epilogue: Ihr Herren, die braven Sänger von einst (Chorus)
03:11

Total Playing Time: 01:46:00