- (Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra)
- Format: CD
- Features: 2PC
Written in a lush, late-romantic style heavily influenced by Wagner and Mahler, Schoenberg's Gurrelieder tells the story of Waldemar's, King of Denmark love for his mistress Tove and the murder of his wife, Queen Helvig. The Gurrelieder is a cantata of immense proportions, for vocal soloists, narrator, chorus and orchestra. This is an excellent performance by conductor Herbert Kegel, a specialist in 20th century music, and his Rundfunkchor Berlin, the Dresdner Philharmonie with members of the Radio Orchestra Leipzig. The sheer size of this orchestra does justice to the monumentality of the music.