Danse Macabre

by Zbigniew Preisner

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about

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Thomas Vinterberg, director of the Dogma feature film 'Festen' and the theatrical version of the same script, commissioned Zbigniew Preisner to write the score for the sequel to 'Festen', titled 'The Funeral' (Das Begräbnis) which was premiered at the Burgtheater, Vienna, on 6 March 2010. Preisner had previously worked with Vinterberg when he wrote the music for his feature film 'It's All About Love' in 2004. 'The Funeral' will be in the repertory of the Burgtheater for two years and will be performed in other countries from 2011 onwards.

This time around, Vinterberg allowed Preisner to approach the score for his new play, as if it were a film score, and the result was a suite of pieces, from which Preisner has now compiled a CD titled 'Danse Macabre'. The CD contains 18 tracks featuring solos for cello (Adam Klocek) and trumpet (Mathias Eick) and the voices of young countertenors Marcel and Nikodem Legun, with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Calisia Philharmonic.

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Das Begräbnis (The Funeral)

Helge is dead. His wife Else and their children Christian, Michael and Helene are being reunited for the first time in ten years at their father’s funeral. This get-together is taking place in the very same building, where Christian had (on Helge’s 60th birthday) severely accused his father, claiming that he and his twin sister had been sexually abused by him for years when they were little. Back then, Christian’s brother Michael had beaten up their father in the morning after the birthday party and thrown him out of the house. For the funeral, Christian has arrived with his wife Pia from Paris, while Michael is bringing his new girlfriend Sofie and Henning, a son from his first marriage. Kim, the cook, is catering to the needs of the mourners at the abandoned hotel. But suddenly, mysterious events are happening. There seems to be a curse on the family, putting everyone’s nerves to the test.

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In 1997, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg achieved worldwide fame with his Dogma-film Festen (The Party). As of today, the screenplay of Festen has been staged at many theatres. Das Begräbnis (The Funeral), written by Vinterberg and his co-author Mogens Rukov, continues the tale of the Klingenfeldt-Hansen family, this time not on the movie screen, but on the theatre stage.

credits

released November 1, 2010

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WORLD PREMIERE: Burgtheater, Vienna, 6 March 2010

DIRECTOR: Thomas Vinterberg

STAGE & COSTUME DESIGN: Johannes Schütz

MUSIC: Zbigniew Preisner

LIGHTING DESIGN: Friedrich Rom

DRAMATURGY: Klaus Missbach

ORIGINAL CAST: Corinna Kirchhoff, Dörte Lyssewski, Christiane von Poelnitz, Johanna Wokalek, Michael König, Tilo Nest, Oliver Stokowski, Martin Wuttke

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Symphonic Orchestra of the Calisia Philharmonic

Conductor: Adam Klocek

Cello solo: Adam Klocek

Oboe: Katarzyna Kulczycka

Piano: Konrad Mastyło

Trumpet: Mathias Eick

Violin solo: Michał Półtorak

Voices: Marcel Legun, Nikodem Legun

Choir: Marek Półtorak, Stanisław Drużkowski, Sławomir Biernat, Kamil Barczewski

Music copyist: Urszula Chajdecka

Produced by Zbigniew Preisner

Recorded & mixed at Preisner Studio (www.preisnerstudio.com)

Sound Engineer: Rafał Smoleń

Studio Manager: Andrzej Kaleta

Recording Co-ordinator: Agata Kukułka

Management : Laurence Aston

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www.preisner.com
Music published by Chester Music Ltd.
New Music Productions NM1006
Ⓟ & © 2010 New Music B.V. All rights reserved.

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