The present CD is the recorded document of a special
When Simone Young lay down her baton on 15
June 2015 after the performance of Franz Schmidt’s
The Book with Seven Seals, it was the 45th programme
in the 90th Philharmonic concert that she had conducted within the ten years of her term as Hamburg
Artistic Director (August 2005 to July 2015).
Thus the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra
did not require much persuading to issue this rarely
performed work as a CD on the OehmsClassics label.