ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957): Violanta, Op. 8.
Catalogue Number: 11R091
Label: Sony Classical
Format: CD reissue
Description: Korngold’s second opera (1916) and first tragic one is set in 15th century Venice with echoes of Richard Strauss and Puccini but already with the rich orchestration and beautiful melodies 8of the mature composer. No libretto. Walter Berry (baritone), Eva Marton (soprano), Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor), Bavarian Radio Choir, Munich Radio Orchestra; Marek Janowski. Original 1980 CBS Masterworks release.