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    Unique ID Code: 0000161257
    Added by: Alan Titherington
    Added on: 19/2/2014 11:14
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    Korngold: Die Tote Stadt (Franck)

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    Recorded live at the Finnish National Opera, November 2010
    Certificate: N/A
    Running Time: c.150 mins
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    Die Tote Stadt may be better known for the lushly orchestrated lyricism of its music, but the psychological acuity of its exploration of grief and memory is equally impressive from a composer who was still 23 when no less than Otto Klemperer conducted the premiere in Cologne in 1920.

    Korngold's gift for a tune ensured that his star has hardly waned since then, though the opera is rarely staged: Kasper Holten's insightful and restrained production is a rare chance to both see and hear an opera of high emotional charge heightened by the dark cityscape of its title. A superb cast is led by Finnish National Opera's artistic director Mikko Franck, who is celebrated for his impassioned interpretations of Romantic opera.

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