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Art & Music: Van Gogh - Music of His Time

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XM 8068
 
Art & Music: Van Gogh - Music of His Time
Label Catalogue Number:
8.558068
ISBN:
Download Size: 49 Mb
Running Time: 01:01:57
Release Date: August 2002
Originally recorded in 2002
Author
Édouard Lalo
Reader
Maria Kliegel
Orchestra
Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Conductor
Michael Halász
Author
Cesar Franck
Reader
Michaël Levinas
Orchestra
Ludwig Quartet
Author
Emmanuel Chabrier
Reader Orchestra
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
Hervé Niquet
Author
Richard Wagner
Reader Orchestra
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Johannes Wildner
Author
Franz Liszt
Reader
Arnaldo Cohen
Author
Gustav Mahler
Reader
Hidenori Komatsu
Orchestra
NDR Radiophilharmonie
Conductor
Cord Garben
Genre:
Classical
Orchestral & Concertos

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Art & Music: Van Gogh - Music of His Time
Gustav Mahler
Read by Hidenori Komatsu

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) lived a lonely and troubled existence that ended in madness and suicide, yet his paintings vibrate with energy and colour. His works probably are reproduced more often and are more universally familiar than those of any other artist. On this CD, the world of van Gogh is given a musical perspective with a carefully chosen selection of pieces by the finest composers of his time. Inside, Hugh Griffith provides explanatory notes on his life and musical environment. The character and ideals of this haunted, introverted, talented painter are reflected here in contemporaneous music of a new-found intensity of expression. Although van Gogh's isolated existence precludes any direct connections, we see, for example, how the drive of composers such as Franck and Berlioz to elevate the importance of orchestral colour has a clear parallel in the art of van Gogh, and Gaugin, who used colour not as superficial decoration but as an essential organising feature of their paintings. 






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