Heinrich Sutermeister (1910–95) belongs to the generation of Swiss composers after Bloch, Honegger, Martin and Schoeck. His operatic version of Romeo and Juliet soon spread his reputation far afield, and conductors as prominent as Böhm, Karajan and Sawallisch championed his works. Although his star has waned in the quarter-century since his death, the four orchestral works recorded here – ranging from the dramatic essay he drew from that first Shakespearean operatic success, via the easy-going charm of two lighter suites, to his deeply felt response to the Swiss landscape – bring a salutary reminder of why his music appeals so directly to its audiences.
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Bruno Cathomas, speaker (8–13) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Duncan Riddell, leader Rainer Held, conductor
Catalogue No: TOCC0420EAN/UPC: 5060113444202Release Date: 01.05.2019Composer: Heinrich Sutermeister Artists: Bruno Cathomas, Rainer Held, Royal Philharmonic
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Die Alpen: Fantasy on Swiss Folksongs for Orchestra and Speaker (1946-48) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0420/Track08.mp3
Aubade pour Morges (1978-79) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0420/Track14.mp3
Divertimento No. 2 (1959-60) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0420/Track19.mp3
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