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Irmin SchmidtGormenghast

Label:Spoon Records – SPOON 44, Mute – SPOON 44, Edel Contraire – SPOON 44
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Europe
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Genre:Electronic, Classical, Stage & Screen
Style:Modern Classical, Opera

Tracklist

1Overture0:54
2Gertrude's Aria: Touch
Soprano VocalsDanielle Grima
9:23
3Swelter's Aria: Be A Happy Carnivore!
Tenor VocalsFlorian Simson
6:15
4Steerpike's Song: Oxygen
Tenor Vocals, Vocals [Rock Singer]Stefan Vinzberg
7:01
5Fuchsia's Song: Rainbow Party
Soprano VocalsClaudia Visca
6:52
6Ensemble: Joy
Countertenor VocalsReiner Beinghaus
Tenor Vocals, Vocals [Rock Singer]Stefan Vinzberg
3:23
7The Twin's Duet: Triumph
Soprano VocalsElise Kaufman*, Sabine Schnitzer
3:07
8Barquentine's Aria: Possess Me, Chaos!
Tenor Vocals, Vocals [Rock Singer]Ulrich Wewelsiep*
2:14
9Sepulchrave's Aria: Behold The Night!
Baritone VocalsMark Morouse
9:44
10Duet Fuchsia & Steerpike: The Birds Are Leaving For The South
Soprano VocalsClaudia Visca
Tenor Vocals, Vocals [Rock Singer]Stefan Vinzberg
6:45
11Fuchsia's Aria: Fall, Friendly Rain
Soprano VocalsClaudia Visca
5:48
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Notes

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They have been replaced by the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
  • Matrix / Runout: [DADC logo] A0100308161-0101 13 A3
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94W6
  • Label Code: LC7395

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Gormenghast (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release)G. & P. Essential MusicEssential Music 000101Russia2000
New Submission
Fantasy Opera - Gormenghast (CD, Album, Reissue)Spoon Records, Spoon Records, Spoon RecordsCDSPOON44, CDSPOON38, SPOON44UK2015

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