* RECORDS with ERROR ; Items
Notes, data, etc.
1) Berg ; Opera
'Wozzeck' & 'Lulu'
- Karl Böhm/Chor
und Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
- Recording ; Mar. & Apr. 1965(Wozzeck), Feb.
- DG 435 705-2
; The Classical Music, No.2(Sep. 1996)
This item is saled as
Mid-Price, only 3 CD set(version of Lulu is incomplete
because recorded before Cerha's version came to light.
The first recording using Cerha's is '78 DG by Boulez) in
spite that other CDs of Wozzeck and Lulu are 4 CDs.
Economically good and highly evaluated in general. Above
all, Fischer-Dieskau's Wozzeck and Dr.Schon
role is excellent.
This CD must be criticized due to liner
note. Looking at LP version of Wozzeck(DG 138 991/2), its
liner note includes precise article on Georg Büchner(original
author of the stage play "Woyzeck") and Alban
Berg by Gustav Rudolf Sellner(Stage producer of Berlin
Deutsch Opera) and on consideration of recording by Otto
Gerdes(Recording producer). Synopsis and structure of
this work with characters is set as table in order to
Then, how about the note of CD? George
Perle(Wozzeck) and Willi Reich(Lulu) wrote the notes,
which are not as good as that of LP and only by French and Italian. And.. text is only German and English. (??!!)
[Though I omit my inferences] More
inspection will show you that George Perle's original
note is English. I can't understand why DG included only
French translation in notes. It is obvious that most of
CD buyers maybe prefer English to French. Liner note and
text of Karl Richter's Matthäus-Passion(Archiv
439 338-2; famous '58 recording) include German, French
and English all, and its grade is Budget Price. Even budget grade can have 3
language-note, so I want DG to compensate these things.
2) Franck ; Prélude,
Choral et fugue(+Beethoven, Brahms)
- Recording ; Aug. 1997, Freiburg
- BMG-RCA 09026-68910-2
; The first at this page(Jan. 2000)
||Note of this CD by Carlo
Caballero was a bit strange to me.
|In this CD
movement(of the Moonlight Sonata), in
contrast, has nothing to do with
||This mvt. is in
sonata form(Beethoven's Piano
Sonata by MOROI Makoto,
Korean Pub. Eumak Choonchoo,
translated by JEGAL Sahm).
youthful carrer as a virtuoso pianist,
Cesar Franck composed little for his own
instrument until he was sixty-two.
||Had Franck been a
virtuoso pianist? I
can't confirm it or not, so want someone
to.(A visitor's mail
guaranteed he had been. See next)
Visitor's Mail to me >
Cesar Franck was
a big pianist when he was young. He was a 'wunderkind' of piano playing
and gave a lot of recital. Franz Liszt was a great fan of
the young Franck. He composed also, during the first
period of his carrier Trios for piano, violon et
violoncelle and a concerto for piano and orchestre in the
great manière of the virtuosos! [ Thanks to M.
Alain Lompech, Music Critic of Le Monde, Paris ]
3) Wagner ;
Kubelik/Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
- Recording ; Apr. 1971, München
- DG 449 591-2
; Classical Music Forum in HiTEL, Message
board No.8, #1205(In Korean, 1st Sep. 1997)
item has long been famous as the classical
recording of this opera due to its good casting
and Kubelik's beautiful conducting, but not
released as CD till 1997. So, it was good news
Text has problem that 145~168 pp. are
repeated twice, which
is missbinding. Opera is nearly incomprehensible
to foreigners if text is not included, so DG must
recall or change text with error.
I inspected it in Korea, so
confirmed all do not have this error. I want the buyers of this item to
watch 145~168pp of the text.
ps. I have never heard
Polygram Korea do any recall of this CD.
4) Sviatoslav Richter ; Recital
- DG 447 355-2
; The Classical Music, No.1(June 1996)
I like Double series by DG
France, which includes many unissued items not released
by DG international. But this item of Richter's has many
errors in liner note by Jacques Lory. See next ;
this CD(wrong data)
CD 1 ; Chopin - Etude en
ut majeur op.10 no.7, Allegro
Etude op.10, no.1
[Richter devient] chef
assistant à l'Opera d'Odessa.(Translation;
Richter became assistant conductor at the Odessa
that he had been the conductor of Odessa Opera.
Un jour de 1935,
un jeune inconnu(Richter) démande à etre reçu par le célèbre pianiste Heinrich
Neuhaus... (Translation; One day in 1935 a young
stranger asked to see the celebrated pianist
I have never seen except
data that the meeting be in 1937.
See a interview
in 1975 by Richter. He firmly denied the rumor that he (or his
dream) had been a conductor.
1933, I am supposed to have been first assistant
conductor at the Odessa Opera. This is a fairytale. I was a
Korrepetitor, nothing more. Who on earth would
ever entrust an opera to so young a conductor? I have
conducted only once in my life. The work was
Prokofiev's Second Cello Concerto. The year was 1952;
I had become involved, as a non-participant, in a
brawl between soldiers and fractured a very small
bone in my right hand. I was unable to play the piano
for a fair number of days and so I decided to try
conducting. Within ten days, Kondrashin taught me how
to beat time, and after three orchestral rehearsals,
I managed to get by. But that was 20 years ago, and I
have never since conducted a single concert. I had
too many concerts as a pianist. [adapted from Uwe Kraemer's note
in Philips 420 774-2(Sophia Recital)]
Jeremy Siepmann wrote an article in
'Richter in Memoriam' disque by DG 457 667-2(2CD), which
contains similar works to this DG double. He also made a
mistake to say "His(Richter's) early ambitions were
as a composer and conductor."
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Created ; 3rd Jan. 2000
Last Update ; 12th Feb. 2002