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HONEGGER: Joan d'Arc at the Stake

HONEGGER: Joan d'Arc at the Stake

Catalog Number: VMS152
Label: VMS Musical Treasures
Format: CD

Available: 1
Price: $15.99

Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)

Joan d'Arc at the Stake
Oratorio dramatique on a poem by Paul Claudel
Sung in German

Susanne Altschul, Jeanne d'Arc
Olaf Schröder, Frère Dominique
Juliane Claus, Sainte Marguerite
Birgit Remmert, Sainte Cathérine
Barbara Zintl, The Virgin Mary
Jan Hammer, Porcus
Christian Hees, Pecus & tenor solor
Konrad Paul, bass solo
Thomas Otto/Ralf Friedrich Voß, speaker
Hannelore Seezen, Mother Wine Cask
Hersfelder Festspielchor
Radio Symphony Orchestra Krokow
Siegfried Heinrich

The range of music is astonishing: There are echoes of Gregorian change, modern jazz rhythms, frenzied mass choruese and instrumental passages of courtly elegance and colorful splendor. All provided by an orchestra that calls for three alto saxophones, two pianos and the electric Ondes Martenot, in addition to the traditional instruments: Honegger presents us with a spectrum analysis of Western musical thought.

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Prologue7:39
2Scene One: Voice of Heaven2:41
3Scene Two: The Book3:00HONEGGER: Joan d'Arc at the Stake - Scene Two: The Book
4Scene Three: The voices of earth3:43
5Scene Four: Joan at the mercy of the animals8:34
6Scene Five: Joan at the stake3:03HONEGGER: Joan d'Arc at the Stake - Scene Five: Joan at the stake
7Scene Six: The kings4:48
8Scene Seven: Catherine and Margaretha2:39
9Scene Eight: The king goes to Reims10:50HONEGGER: Joan d'Arc at the Stake - Scene Eight: The king goes to Reims
10Scene Nine: The sword of the virgin14:30
11Scene Ten: The Trimazo Song1:03
12Scene Eleven: Joan of Arc, buring at the stake11:50HONEGGER: Joan d'Arc at the Stake - Scene Eleven: Joan of Arc, buring at the stake