Irmin Schmidt ‎– Gormenghast

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Spoon Records ‎– SPOON 44, Mute ‎– SPOON 44, Edel Contraire ‎– SPOON 44
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1 Overture 0:54
2 Gertrude's Aria: Touch
Soprano Vocals – Danielle Grima
9:23
3 Swelter's Aria: Be A Happy Carnivore!
Tenor Vocals – Florian Simson
6:15
4 Steerpike's Song: Oxygen
Tenor Vocals, Vocals [Rock Singer] – Stefan Vinzberg
7:01
5 Fuchsia's Song: Rainbow Party
Soprano Vocals – Claudia Visca
6:52
6 Ensemble: Joy
Countertenor Vocals – Reiner BeinghausSoprano Vocals – Claudia Visca, Elise Kaufman*, Sabine SchnitzerTenor Vocals, Vocals [Rock Singer] – Stefan Vinzberg
3:23
7 The Twin's Duet: Triumph
Soprano Vocals – Elise Kaufman*, Sabine Schnitzer
3:07
8 Barquentine's Aria: Possess Me, Chaos!
Tenor Vocals, Vocals [Rock Singer] – Ulrich Wewelsiep
2:14
9 Sepulchrave's Aria: Behold The Night!
Baritone Vocals – Mark Morouse
9:44
10 Duet Fuchsia & Steerpike: The Birds Are Leaving For The South
Soprano Vocals – Claudia ViscaTenor Vocals, Vocals [Rock Singer] – Stefan Vinzberg
6:45
11 Fuchsia's Aria: Fall, Friendly Rain
Soprano Vocals – Claudia Visca
5:48

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Extracts from the Fantasy Opera Gormenghast

Libretto inspired by Mervyn Peake's trilogy

with the singers of the World Premiere (Wuppertal Operahouse, Schillertheater NRW) recorded live in performance.
World Premiere: Wuppertal Operahouse, 15. November 1998
Schillertheater NRW

"A phantasmagorical soundworld of electronics, symphony orchestra and pounding beats which envelopes singers who effortlessly stretch from Pop to Classical virtuosity."

Dedicated to George Reinhart in memoriam

The original recordings with the Wuppertal Sinfonieorchester could not be used.
They have been replaced by the
Brandenburger Symphoniker
October 1999 in Brandenburg, Germany.
Mastered at Metropolis, London.
The orchestral recordings and the performers in Wuppertal and Gelsenkirchen have been generously supported by Musicstore, Köln.

Special thanks to:
Holk Freitag, Martin Griesemer, Albert Lohmar, Sebastian Peake, Hansgeorg Schneider.

Licensed and marketed worldwide (except Germany, Austria, Switzerland): Mute-Records, ..., London; for USA: Mute-Records, ..., New York.
Distribution for Germany: Edel-Contraire.
Distribution for France: Mute-Labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025682652
  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 682652
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94W6
  • Matrix / Runout: DADC A0100308161 -0101 13 A3
  • Label Code: LC7395

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Essential Music 000101 Irmin Schmidt Gormenghast(CD, Album, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music Essential Music 000101 Russia 2000 Sell This Version

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