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Sebastian Weigle & Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester Aribert Reimann: Lear OC 921 2 CD
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Format2 Audio CD
Ordering NumberOC 921
Release date04/03/2009
Players/ContributorsMusicians Composer
  • Reimann, Aribert

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      Aribert Reimann: Lear
      König Lear – Wolfgang Koch
      König von Frankreich – Magnus Baldvinsson
      Herzog von Albany – Dietrich Volle
      Herzog von Cornwall – Michael McCown
      Graf von Kent – Hans-Jürgen Lazar
      Graf von Gloster – Johannes Martin Kränzle
      Edgar, Glosters Sohn – Martin Wölfel
      Edmund, Bastard Glosters – Frank van Aken
      Goneril, Tochter König Lears – Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet
      Regan, Tochter König Lears – Caroline Whisnant
      Cordelia, Tochter König Lears – Britta Stallmeister
      Narr – Graham Clark
      Bedienter – Chad Graham
      Ritter – Nicolai Klawa
      Herrenchor der Oper Frankfurt
      Frankfurter Museumsorchester
      Sebastian Weigle, Musikalische Leitung

      The collaboration between Oper Frankfurt and OehmsClassics starts out with the publication of „Lear“, one of the most important opera compositions of the 20th century. Reimann transfers the full scope and drama of the plot to his score in a particularly captivating manner. The uncompromising course of Shakespeare’s play is mirrored in the music whose almost tangible energy catapults the listener into a realm of irrestistible musical fantasies. Wolfgang Koch as King Lear leads an excellent ensemble. Sebastian Weigle, new conductor-in-chief at the Oper Frankfurt, is the director of music

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