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Erinnerung: Homage to Engelbert Humperdinck (2CD)

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Universally popular as the composer of the opera Hänsel und Gretel, 2021 marks the centenary of the passing of Engelbert Humperdinck. As a tribute Deutsche Grammophon bring together a selection of Humperdinck’s best-known works in beloved recordings from the catalogue alongside new recordings of lesser-known gems, including a world premiere recording of Erinnerung – a delightful piano piece only recently discovered. This collection includes not only his ‘greatest hits’ with artists such as Brigitte Fassbaender and Jonas Kaufmann, but also new recordings with a view into his neglected chamber music.

TRACK LIST

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

  1. Shakespeare Suites No. 1 & No.2 (excerpts) [Rickenbacher]
  2. Hänsel und Gretel (excerpts) [Fassbaender, Popp, Solti]
  3. Königskinder (excerpts) [Kaufmann, Jordan]
  4. Prelude to Tristan und Isolde (Wagner, arr. String ensemble) [Schumann Quartet]
  5. Christmas Songs [Fischer-Dieskau]
  6. Erinnerung [Alpers]
  7. Piano Quintet [Alpers, Schumann Quartet]
  8. String Quartet [Schumann Quartet]
  9. Lieder [Landshamer, Alpers]