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  Martin: Six Monologues from "Jedermann" etc. - Sloane
  Frank Martin: Suite from "Der Sturm", Six Monologues from "Jedermann", Symphonie Concertante

Thomas Oliemans (baritone)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Steven Sloane (conductor)
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Review by JJ June 27, 2010 (3 of 6 found this review helpful)
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The label MDG continues to explore the musical universe of the Suisse composer Frank Martin (1890-1974), with this Super Audio CD on which can be heard the Suite from the opera “The Tempest,” for baritone and orchestra, the Six Monologues based on “Jedermann,” with texts by Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, as well as the Concerto Symphony in Two Movements. “Like many of his compatriots,” states Paul Griffiths, “Frank Martin, in his art, is a reflection of the double cultural heritage of Switzerland. The very strong German influence he felt is not that of Schoenberg, but that of Bach. Furthermore, his harmonics often evoke Debussy, Ravel or Roussel, and he above all adopted French texts and works. The result of this fusion is a very personal synthesis of esthetics and sensuality.” Baritone Thomas Oliemans, with his warm tones, deserves praise, as does Steven Sloane, who has directed the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in this essential recording on which the masterpiece that is the Six Monologues shines high and bright.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Frank Martin - Six Monologues from "Jedermann"
Frank Martin - Suite from "Der Sturm"
Frank Martin - Symphonie Concertante