When the beginning of Heinz Winbeck‘s First Symphony descended upon the listeners at the Donaueschingen Festival on October 19, 1984, a relentless orchestral unison with brutal intervening blows, a nightmare of annihilation, crushing everything, a booming pounding tutti, interrupted by rests nourishing the deceptive hope that the hurricane might be over, only for it to then start to rage with renewed strength, again and again, manic, breathless, never ending — that was when the audience experienced not only the prelude to an intense, exciting and uncompromising orchestral work, but also the birth of a great symphonic composer, a composer who revived the old form with inner truthfulness, existential urgency and masterful craftsmanship. This complete edition is the ﬁrst publication of all ﬁve symphonies in one volume – interpreted by renowned soloists, conductors, choir and orchestras, for the ﬁrst time allowing a large audience to also hear and experience them on CD.
Winbeck, Heinz: The Complete Symphonies:
Symphony No. 1 "Tu Solus"
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Muhai Tang - conductor / Weinberger, Bruce (tenor saxophone)
Symphony No. 2
ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien / Dennis Russell Davies - conductor
Symphony No. 3 "Grodek" - nach texten von Georg Trakl
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Mathias Husmann - conductor
Borchers, Christel (alto) / Sarrel, Udo (reciter)
Symphony No. 4 "De Profundis"
nach texten des laeinisches Requiems, texten von Georg Trakl
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Dennis Russell Davies - conductor
Konzertchor Darmstadt / Seeliger, Wolfgang (rehearsals)
Borchers, Christel (alto) / Binge, Günther (baritone)
Buchin, Werner (countertenor) / Euba, Wolf (reciter)
Symphony No. 5 "Jetzt und in der Stunde des Todes"
Drei Fragmente unter Verwendung von Motiven insbesondere des Finales
der IX. Sinfonie von Anton Bruckner
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Dennis Russell Davies - conductor