Der Schatzgraber (2013)

Schreker

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera

Marc Albrecht

Richard Wagner caused a toxic shock in western music. With Tristan und Isolde (1865), Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868) and Parsifal (1882), to say nothing of Der Ring des Nibelungen (1876), he challenged his successors to take up the gauntlet, revive opera and establish a fresh ethical structure for the new generation. The 19th century slid in the 20th and such questions took on an urgent tone, as writers, artists, architects and composers sought to create a utopian present in an increasingly dystopian world. Franz Schreker, a Monaco-born composer who settled in Vienna, provided multiple answers through his kaleidoscopic operas. Looking back to Wagner, while embracing the fashions and forms of his own time, Schreker pondered what an artist should offer to modern society. In his fifth opera, Der Schatzgräber – composed between 1915 and 1918 and premiered in Frankfurt on 21 January 1920 – that crisis of conscience finds voice in mystic medievalism. But, despite those fairy-tale appearances, the questions posed by Schreker’s treasure seeker are as urgent as any found in Tristan, Die Meistersinger and Parsifal
What made Wagner’s work so potent and influential was his ambition to change the way in which art functioned. The allegorical basis of much of his work found potency in his writings, such as the ‘Regeneration’ articles that accompanied Parsifal. These new operas, he proclaimed, were not a retrenchment into the days of yore, but profoundly political works about society’s desperate need for renewal (albeit based in dubious claims for vegetarianism and baleful anti-Semitism). In both his operas and those articles, Wagner described ‘the decline of the human race and the need for the establishment of a system of ethics’. Such ideas chimed with a Zeitgeist of renewal emerging across Europe at the time. 
In Vienna, where Schreker’s family settled in the late 1880s, that fervour was manifest in a series of major physical, political and intellectual shifts. After revolutions across the Habsburg Empire in 1848, Emperor Franz Josef had instituted a new town plan for the Imperial capital. Knocking down its defensive walls, he ordered the construction of a Ringstraße, complete with totemic municipal buildings or what historian Philipp Blom describes as ‘a self-aggrandising European Las Vegas, dignified by the passage of history’. Despite its self-serving grandeur, these physical changes over the latter half of the 19th century set in train a sequence of artistic movements, presaging not least the reaction of the Secession. 

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Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

With 130 musicians the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest orchestral organization in the Netherlands. Founded in 1985 as a merger of the Amsterdam Philharmonic, the Utrecht Symphony and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra continues the tradition of its predecessors in offering an attractive combination of accessible concert programs, in which works from the core repertoire are combined with contemporary music. The orchestra has a tradition in performing the music of Dutch composers and has commissioned and premiered works by Andriessen, Loevendie, Jeths, Franssens, van Onna, Hamburg, Kox, Koolmees and Ketting.

Marc Albrecht

Marc Albrecht, chief conductor of De Nederlandse Opera and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, is highly regarded for his interpretations of works by Wagner and Richard Strauss, as well as contemporary works. He has been a guest conductor with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the orchestras of Rome (Santa Cecilia), Dresden and Lyons. He has led operas including Der fliegende Holländer (Bayreuther Festspiele, 2003-2006), Die Bacchantinnen (Salzburger Festspiele, 2005) and From the House of the Dead (Opéra national de Paris, 2005). From 2001 to 2004 he was principal guest conductor at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where his engagements included a highly acclaimed performance of Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise. He was artistic director and chief conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg from 2006 to 2011. He also enjoys a close association with the Semperoper Dresden, where he led the productions of Die Frau ohne Schatten and La damnation de Faust in 2007. Recent conducting engagements include The Bassarids (Bayerische Staatsoper München), Der fliegende Holländer (ROH Covent Garden), Der Prinz von Homburg (Theater an der Wien), Lulu with the Wiener Philharmoniker (Salzburg), Elektra, Orest and The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia (DNO) and his debut at La Scala with Die Frau ohne Schatten. 

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Der Schatzgraber (2013)

Schreker

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera

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Der Schatzgraber, Vorspiel- Was sagst du dazu?
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Der Schatzgraber, Vorspiel- So hort, Herr Konig
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- Lass mich!
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- Ah! Ah!
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- Soll ich?
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- Mein Kind, Els?
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- Halloh, halloh!
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- Schon? Abend
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- So hort meinen San
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- Kommt, kommt!
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- Els! Els!
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Der Schatzgraber, Erster Aufzug- Das werdet Ihr nicht tun!
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Ziemlich langsam
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Ein odes Nest!
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Tibi soli peccavi
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Elis! - Mutter!
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Genug! Macht ein Ende!
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Wie ich lebte, so lasst mich sterben
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Er ist von Sinnen!
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Lasst ab von dem
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Er kommt, er kommt morgen
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Der Schatzgraber, Zweiter Aufzug- Els! Els!
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- Klein war ich noch
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- Els! - Elis, endlich
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- Rubato - Ziemlich langsam
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- Geheimnisvoll kundet die Nacht sich an
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- Kein Grauen, Freund!
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- Ich bin kein Schemen
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- In sanfter ruhiger Bewegung - Mehr und mehr gesteigert
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- Du sollst mich nie fragen
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- In fortwahrender Steigerung
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Der Schatzgraber, Dritter Aufzug- Was soll das?
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Allegro con spirito
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Nun, Narr, du hast es gelost!
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Wenn Majestat geruh?n zu erlauben
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Am Ilsenstein in uralter Zeit
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Wie seid Ihr toricht
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Halt, o Konig!
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Ah! Hort auf!
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Ha, ha! Herr Konig
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Dank, Dank, Herr Konig
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Der Schatzgraber, Vierter Aufzug- Komm, komm, mein Brautchen
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Der Schatzgraber, Nachspiel- Sehr getragen
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Der Schatzgraber, Nachspiel- Dank, dass Ihr kamt!
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Der Schatzgraber, Nachspiel- Els! - Wer ist da?
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Der Schatzgraber, Nachspiel- Du legst dein Kopfchen jetzt sanft zur Seit
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Der Schatzgraber, Nachspiel- Amen, so sei?s!
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