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Number: PC10346

DIE NIBELUNGEN (CD)
Composed by: Gottfried Huppertz

Sample Tracks
Name Number
Wie Siegfried den Drachen bezwang 01
Wie Brünhild zu Worms einzog und wie die Könige si 04
Wie Kriemhild um Siegfried trauerte, und wie König 07
Der Nibelungen Ende 11
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The film director Fritz Lang cast Gottfried Huppertz (1887-1937) in several of his films before asking him to write the original score for 'Die Nibelungen' (1924), which he composed using the shooting script as a silent libretto. It was Huppertz’s first major project and his mastery of orchestration is nothing short of remarkable. Huppertz wrote in a lush, late-Romantic idiom. With 'Die Nibelungen', he evokes Wagner's take on Teutonic mythology through a highly lyrical and orchestrally expansive score that resists being imitative. The music echoes Wagner without attempting to mimic it. At the same time, Huppertz’s musical language resembles Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, Walter Braunfels and Eugene D’Albert. This CD presents a suite with highlights from Huppertz’s original score whose total length is more than four hours. The pieces for the suite were selected by Frank Strobel, Germany’s leading film music conductor and musical director of this recording with the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony).

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
1. Wie Siegfried den Drachen bezwang (From "Die Nibel 00:13:02 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
2. Wie Volker von Siegfried sang und wie Siegfried na 00:09:11 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
3. Wie Siegfried Brünhild für Gunther gewann (From "D 00:03:53 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
4. Wie Brünhild zu Worms einzog und wie die Könige si 00:06:09 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
5. Wie nach sechs Monaten Siegfrieds Morgengabe / Wie 00:04:49 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
6. Wie Kriemhild Hagen von Tronje Rache schwur (From 00:06:17 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra

Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge 02:00:00
7. Wie Kriemhild um Siegfried trauerte, und wie König 00:02:29 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
8. Wie Kriemhild von der Heimat Abschied nahm, und wi 00:06:41 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
9. Wie König Etzel vor Rom lag / Wie Kriemhild ihre B 00:05:03 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
10. Wie die Hunnen mit den Burgunden das Sonnwendfest 00:03:31 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra
11. Der Nibelungen Ende (From "Die Nibelungen, Kriemhi 00:14:36 Strobel, Frank Frankfurt Radio Orchestra

Total Disc Time: 75:47

  
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