FRANZ SCHREKER (1878-1934): Der Schatzgräber.
Catalogue Number: 03P073
Label: Challenge Classics
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Premiered in 1920, "The Treasure Seeker" deals with stolen jewels, eternal youth and a magic lute which can find buried treasure and contains the composer's usual preoccupations with art and sexuality in typical gorgeous, sensual combination of late Romanticism charged with a dash of modernity. Only the second recording as far as I'm aware. 2 CDS. German libretto in a 220-page bound book with many color photos of the production. Tijl Faveyts (bass), Manuela Uhl (soprano), Raymond Very, Graham Clark (tenors), Chorus of Netherlands Opera, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Marc Albrecht.