Karol Szymanowski: Sechs Lieder op. 31 for orchestra
Karol Szymanowski composed Sechs Lieder op. 31 in 1915 to accompany poems written by his sister Sophie, conjuring up the colourful, fantastical world of the fairy-tale princess.
He made orchestral versions of three of them in 1933; Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo has now orchestrated the other three, completing the cycle. First performance: 15 April.
Instrumentation: 2 1 2 1 - 2 2 0 0 - perc, pno, str
Karol Szymanowski/Sakari Oramo: Sechs Lieder op. 31
for high voice and orchestra
World première: 15/4/2012, Berlin
Anu Komsi, soprano
Deutsches SO Berlin, cond. Sakari Oramo