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Paul August von Klenau
1883 - 1946
Denmark
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P.A. von Klenau
Paul (August) von Klenau (11/02/1883 -- 31/08/1946) was a Danish-born composer who worked primarily in Germany and Austria.
Symphony No.9
Period:Expressionism
Composed in:1945
Musical form:Symphony for Orchestra and SATB voices
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:87'
Label(s):Dacapo 8.226098-99
Symphony No.9 (1945, first performance 2014)

I. Allegro (9'26)
II. Requiem. Andante (12'40) for Soprano, alto, chorus
III. Allegro molto vivace (9'25)
IV. Andante. “Estne haec vitae discrepantia sempiterna” (16'47) for Soprano, alto, tenor, bass, chorus
V. Allegro (Tempo di marcia, vivace) (10'23)
VI. Adagio (10'04)
VII. Misericordia. Sehr leidenschaftlich bewegt (1'27) Chorus
VIII. Ruhige Viertel. “Stella lucet per coelum” (18'37) for Soprano, alto, tenor, bass, chorus
Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68i9UDQ7ShY
Contributor:Arye Kendi
Paul von Klenau’s (1883-1946) grandiose Ninth Symphony in eight movements was composed in Copenhagen 1945 as his last major work; an extraordinary fusion of a Requiem with Latin text and a traditional symphony for orchestra, choir and four soloists. The manuscript then lay unknown for more than fifty years until it appeared in the 2001 discovery of a large collection of Klenau manuscripts in Vienna, and not until March 2014 – after a thorough editing by The Royal Library in Copenhagen – did it receive its first performance by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Schønwandt. This world premiere recording presents the full symphony; a magnificent opus of both tonal, atonal and even twelve-tone passages, very far removed from the style that predominated in the post-Nielsen Danish music of the 1940s.