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Das Wunder Der Hellane

Erik Wolfgang Korngold Audio CD

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Disc: 1
1. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 1. Selig sind die Liebenden
2. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 1. Wie warm, wie sch÷n!
3. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 1. Ich wei▀ die Antwort nicht
4. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 1. Dich, der das Lachen angezŘndet im Lande
5. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 1. Wie? Sterben?
6. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 1. Ihr Menschen! F├1/4r euch hab' ich gelebt!
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Disc: 2
1. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 2. Vorspiel
2. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 2. Beschieden?
3. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 2. Urteile bringt mir!
4. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 2. Gott! Gott, du wei▀t, wie ich vor ihr gekniet hab'
5. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 2. Vater - Bist du's selbst?
6. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 2. Ich ging zu ihm
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Disc: 3
1. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Zwischenspiel
2. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 3. Ah! Habt ihr vernommen?
3. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 3. H÷ret mich, BrŘder
4. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 3. Fanfaren
5. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 3. So wie ich dich belehrt
6. Das Wunder der Heliane, opera, Op. 20: Act 3. Seht, seht, wie sie sch÷n ist!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing! A real find Oct. 28 2007
By Ralph Moore - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I will admit to having listened to this wonderful recording only a couple of times and am hence still sorting out in my mind what I think of it and what its real strengths and attractions are, but I am so surprised and delighted by it that I shall attempt a preliminary review.

The melodies are very broad and even meandering - but the richness, depth, power and, yes, you have to use the word when talking of Korngold, lushness of the orchestration carries the listener away on a wave of sound. As usual, I am not bothered by the naivety of the plot, nor the gaucheness of the libretto; many a more celebrated opera has far more cheesiness about it and the point is that the music transmutes any leaden limitations here into pure (Korn)gold (sorry). The most astonishing music comes in the third act, where not only the soloists but also the choir and the orchestra come into their own, changing up yet another gear and wringing the soul with this tremendous, no-holds-barred music. Comparisons are odious and it's not necessary to hold a competition between Strauss and Korngold to find who is the greater post-Romantic, but where Strauss sometimes seems embarrassed by his addiction to beauty of sound and feels compelled to write some spiky modernism into his score, Korngold just wallows and luxuriates in bitonal, harmonic complexity and "out-Strausses Strauss". Yes, there are many echoes of Puccini, too - apparently he much admired "Die tote Stadt" - but the voice is all Korngold's own.

The singing is stupendous and the singers just get better as the opera unfolds; Welker, the baritone who sings the hateful yet oddly sympathetic Ruler, Heliane's desperate husband, in particular, shakes off some bleat and harshness to sing more richly and firmly in the second and third acts. Some occasional thinness at the very top of her range apart, Tomowa-Sintow is fabulous - better here than in anything else by her I have ever heard. De Haan does a terrific job with the hellishly difficult heldentenor role; Gedda defies the years to deliver an incisively inflected performance of the Blind Judge, which is more than a mere comprimario role; Runkel is suitably nasty and powerfully voiced as the bitter, almost psychotic Messenger; Pape's performance as the Porter is a gem - his Third Act aria featuring some of the best bass-baritone singing I have yet to encounter and with a terrific top G flat - and the conductor Mauceri presides over a masterfully over-arching and controlled account of this fiendishly complex score. It is recorded in wonderful Decca sound - a real spectacular especially on good equipment.

I shall need several more hearings before I can get to grips emotionally and intellectually with this piece. I'm no musician and I suspect that at this stage I admire more than I love this music, as I cannot always grasp its shape, but I know that repeated listenings and greater familiarity will bring further rewards; I am certainly very glad I have discovered it and recommend it to any lover of romantic Grand Opera and the voice.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why, indeed. Sept. 15 2007
By J. F. Laurson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Four stars would probably have done, too, for Korngold's Fourth of Five operas... and such a magnificent opera at that. But confused myself by the confused first comment below (or above, wherever it will appear) I jump to this issue's defense with five hearty stars.

"Heliane" is like middle Strauss (think FrOSch or Die Aegyptische Helena) with a dash of Salome thrown in... Paul Dukas' Ariane et Barbe-Bleu, Zemlinsky (Der Zwerg)... it's deeper, richer, more erotic, more demanding than Korngold's Die Tote Stadt (it would have to be, to get five or even four stars from me). The singing is wonderful (down to luxuriously cast small roles with Pape and Gedda), the sound is perfectly fine (and I've listened on several headphones and good speakers to this very issue); the playing everything but listless. (Good choice of word, though, if it *were* bland and uninspired.)

Anyone loving late, conservative Romantic opera is well advised giving this re-issue (ipso facto the price difference) a listen.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Korngold's masterpiece July 19 2013
By Donnie Darko - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Fabulous recording of 'Heliane' which may well be Korngold's masterpiece. I purchased this on iTunes first but you really need CD quality sound to enjoy this at its full potential. This work reminds me of Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, Schreker's Die Gezeichneten, Mahler, and Richard Strauss. However I think Korngold has managed to surpass all these composers. The only opera that comes close is Walton's Troilus and Cressida.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We are fortunate to have this release....... July 6 2010
By Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
high-end equipment will unleash the soundstage and marvel at the detail and depth. Pump some power to Martin-Logans or their equivalents and sit back and have a sonic thrill. Recommended.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Why this difference? Aug. 4 2007
By V. Arni - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I bought this version under Mauceri and I was NOT pleased with the quality of sound or the listlessness of the playing. Mind you, this is a DECCA recording, released 2002. There has been no Amazon page review of this Decca recording before I write this but I made my purchase based on reviews on classical music webpages of the glorious music.

Now I discover that there is an identical 3-CD set under Mauceri on Polygram (IMPORT) label ASIN: B000004215 on these Amazon pages which, as I write, has 11 enthusiastic reviews.

The price of the Polygram disk is three times as much as this ca. $24 issue. WHY I wonder?

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