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Title
Die Vögel
Composer
Walter Braunfels 1882-1954 (librettist)
Performer
Hellen Kwon  (sopraan) Endrik Wottrich  (tenor) Michael Kraus 1957- (bariton) Wolfgang Holzmair  (bariton) Matthias Goerne  (bariton) Rundfunkchor Berlin Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Conductor
Lothar Zagrosek
Publisher
Decca, 1996
2 cd's
Recording date
1994
EAN
0028944867923
CDR
DCX2966
Placing suggestion
32 - Opera (NBLC) K5 - Opera, operette en andere theatermuziek met vocale inbreng (Flemish music schema)

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About Walter Braunfels

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Walter Braunfels (German pronunciation: [ˈvaltər ˈbʁaʊnfɛls]; 19 December 1882 – 19 March 1954) was a German composer, pianist, and music educator.

Life

Walter Braunfels was born in Frankfurt. His first music teacher was his mother, the great-niece of the composer Louis Spohr. He continued his piano studies in Frankfurt at the Hoch Conservatory with James Kwast.

Braunfels studied law and economics at the university in Munich until after a performance of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde he decided on music. He went to Vienna in 1902 to study with the pianist and teacher Theodor Leschetizky. He then returned to Munich to study composition with Felix Mottl and Ludwig Thuille. In February 1918 he was wounded at the front and in June 1918 on his return to Frankfurt converted from Protestantism to …Read more on Wikipedia

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