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by peter hodgson
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Questions regarding E.W.Korngold
Topic: Kings Row & Star Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 26590

Re: Kings Row & Star Wars

I think there's a difference between admitting you have "been inspired by", "adapted" or "written in the style of" and just publishing something in the knowledge that 99% of listeners won't know it's plagiarism. Another good example (in addition to Star Wars/King's Row is Phantom of the Opera and Fa...
by peter hodgson
Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: 2 DVDs of "die tote Stadt" you may not know of.
Replies: 4
Views: 7543

Re: 2 DVDs of "die tote Stadt" you may not know of.

The 1983 tote Stadt DVD recording is now available in a very good quality edition.

More importantly, there's a new DVD out of a marvellous performance at the Finnish National Opera. This is THE one to buy! Fantastic, one of the very best stagings I have ever seen (and I've seen about 15 or so).
by peter hodgson
Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: 2 DVDs of "die tote Stadt" you may not know of.
Replies: 4
Views: 7543

Re: 2 DVDs of "die tote Stadt" you may not know of.

The above item in Russian appears to be an advertisement for coffee!
I suggest it be deleted by the moderator!
by peter hodgson
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: New productions of Die tote Stadt
Replies: 4
Views: 9552

Re: New productions of Die tote Stadt

The production at Covent Garden was the same one (Willy Decker) which went on at half a dozen other places (including Salzburg where it originated, San Francisco, Madrid etc etc). At the moment there seems to be quite a few DVD versions.... -Deutche Oper Berlin 1983 (not wide screen, only 4:3 ratio)...
by peter hodgson
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: 2 DVDs of "die tote Stadt" you may not know of.
Replies: 4
Views: 7543

Re: 2 DVDs of "die tote Stadt" you may not know of.

"Die stumme Serenade" has been recorded and is on the CPO label ref number 777-485-2, conducted by Klaus Simon. If your local CD shop can't get it you can order it online from www.jpc.de ...
by peter hodgson
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: Die tote Stadt in Switzerland 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 4356

Die tote Stadt in Switzerland 2014

Note that there will be a series of performances of Die tote Stadt at the St Gallen City Theatre in May/June 2014. It seems that advance booking is already open. Warning: Swiss hotels are outrageously expensive for what you get, so why not stay overnight in Germany - it's only 20-25 miles away.
by peter hodgson
Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: Korngold's VIOLANTA and RING DES POLYKRATES
Replies: 5
Views: 6582

Re: Korngold's VIOLANTA and RING DES POLYKRATES

I went to this in June. The Augsburg City Theatre is rather grand and standards were very high indeed. One thing I felt about the double bill was that seeing the two works together lets you realise how very much superior Violanta is to Polykrates. Why Violanta is not performed more frequently is a c...
by peter hodgson
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: Korngold at the Royal Festival Hall London
Replies: 0
Views: 3877

Korngold at the Royal Festival Hall London

You may be interested to note that the Korngold Violin Concerto will be one of the most played works at the Royal Festival Hall in the 2012/2013 season: no less than three performances (2/11/12: Nicola Benedetti/London PO/Osmo Vanska; 14/3/13: Hilary Hahn/Cleveland Orch/Jaap van Sweden; 24/6/13: And...
by peter hodgson
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: Die tote Stadt / Violanta
Replies: 15
Views: 16143

Re: Die tote Stadt / Violanta

Thanks for this. I shall make a point of seeing both the Hof and Innsbruck perfs as well as the Luebeck one. I have been to Hof several times en route elsewhere. The theatre is quite hard to find and looks extremely ugly. The box office seems to be shut most of the time too! However, it's what goes ...
by peter hodgson
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: Die tote Stadt / Violanta
Replies: 15
Views: 16143

Re: Die tote Stadt / Violanta

I was confusing the Nancy one with the Gelsenkirchen. Yes, the separate boxes bit was a bit odd, but the theatre was lovely and the performance very good. The Gelsenkirchen was the nude one.

I see CPO has just issued a CD set of Die Stumme Serenade - I have never heard any of this. Is it any good?
by peter hodgson
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: Die tote Stadt / Violanta
Replies: 15
Views: 16143

Re: Die tote Stadt / Violanta

Dear Klaus I double-checked my own tote Stadt score and it's actually 17 (16 different). Yes, I would put the Bremen one down there at the bottom too (the one with the zombie-women rising from the tomb). I missed the performance in Antwerp (however if it was the famous Goetz Friedrich one from Berli...
by peter hodgson
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: Die tote Stadt / Violanta
Replies: 15
Views: 16143

Re: Die tote Stadt / Violanta

Dear Klaus 48 times! 48 performances of die tote Stadt !And I thought I was a bit of an extremist, having seen it on stage a mere 15 times (14 different productions). And which were the most memorable? For me, the Bremerhaven production, done in the Stadtbad whilst the Stadttheater was being renovat...
by peter hodgson
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: Die tote Stadt / Violanta
Replies: 15
Views: 16143

Re: Die tote Stadt / Violanta

Dear Scott, I am sorry you don't like Glass's music. That is YOUR problem, not mine. However, mentioning his music on an EWK website is no more sacriligious than would be mentioning Haydn, whom I find an intolerable bore. But that's a matter of taste. I also must mention that, although I don't live ...
by peter hodgson
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Opera and concert perfomances
Topic: Die tote Stadt / Violanta
Replies: 15
Views: 16143

Re: Die tote Stadt / Violanta

Since Scott Curry has reviewed Violanta in Bremerhaven, I too will comment. The performance was first class, as always from this very neglected provincial German opera company. The theatre itself, after its renovation a few years ago, is indeed beautiful and I would recommend a visit to anyone - the...
by peter hodgson
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: Die stumme Serenade
Replies: 9
Views: 16996

Re: Die stumme Serenade

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