Symphonies No. 1 & 6 / Miserae

Symphonies No. 1–8

CD 1, 1–5 Symphony No. 1 “Versuch eines Requiems” // 26:10
CD 1, 6 Adagio (Symphony No. 2) // 16:55
CD 1, 7–8 Symphony No. 3 // 32:01
CD 2, 1–3 Symphony No. 4 // 30:47
CD 2, 4–6 Symphony No. 5 // 15:48
CD 2, 7–8 Symphony No. 6 // 25:24
CD 3, 1–2 Symphony No. 7 // 27:32
CD 3, 3–4 Symphony No. 8 // 23:36

Versuch eines Requiems – 1. Symphonie

Symphonien Nr. 1–6

CD 1, 1–5 I. Symphonie “Versuch eines Requiems” // 26:43
CD 1, 6 Adagio (II. Symphonie) // 15:27
CD 1, 7–8 III. Symphonie // 30:24
CD 2, 1–3 IV. Symphonie // 33:07
CD 2, 4–6 Symphonie concertante (V. Symphonie) // 16:14
CD 2, 7–8 VI. Symphonie // 22:30

  • Year
  • 2011
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  • EMI Classics

Symphony No. 1 “Versuch eines Requiems”

in the words of Walt Whitman for alto voice and orchestra
Herrn Franz André, Brüssel, in Freundschaft und Verehrung zugeeignet [“dedicated to Mr Franz André, Brussels, in friendship and veneration”]

Preliminary stages: “Kantate” [“Cantata”] and “Symphonisches Fragment” [“Symphonic fragment”] (1935/36)
Revision: 1945/46
Final version: 1954/55 as “I. Symphonie ‘Versuch eines Requiems'” [“Attempt of a Requiem”]

Performance duration: 35’

First performance (Symphonisches Fragment): 1948, Frankfurt
First performance (I. Symphonie “Versuch eines Requiems”): 22. Juni 1957, Wiener Symphoniker (Conductor: Nino Sanzogno, Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan)

  • Year
  • 1935/36
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