Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Jacques Lacombe - Orff: Gisei, das Opfer
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:16 min | 245 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2016
In 1913, when he was only eighteen years old, Carl Orff finished his first opera, Gisei. This tragic story, featuring the sacrificial death of a child as well as Japanese culture in general, so greatly inspired the young composer that throughout his life he remained fond of Japan. In Japanese tragedy he found numerous similarities to the ancient Greek tragedies of Sophocles, with which he constantly engaged himself intensively.