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BBC Music Magazine - - The Full Score -

Wouter de Moor, Am­s­ter­dam, Hol­land

Richard Wag­ner’s mu­sic is my doorstep to clas­si­cal mu­sic and it is from there that other com­posers in the Aus­tro-german reper­toire, such as Richard Strauss and Mahler, have made their way onto my CD player. My lat­est dis­cov­ery in the field of late-ro­man­tics is the Swiss com­poser Oth­mar Schoeck, and es­pe­cially his songs with orches­tra. In his Elegie Op. 36, as recorded by bari­tone An­dreas Sch­midt, the essence of the songs is com­ple­mented by the beau­ti­ful, mul­ti­coloured sounds of the orches­tra. A rev­e­la­tion!

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