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TOTENTAG is the twenty-ninth solo album by Klaus Schulze, originally released on 01 September 1994. It is an electronic opera with full libretto and music score about the last hours of Austrian poet Georg Trakl. "Totentag" translates "Day of (the) Death", and was a play by Trakl, which he destroyed after its premiere.

Tracks

CD 1

  1. Prelude / Apotheke "Zum weißen Engel" (17:32)
    1. Prelude
    2. Apotheke "Zum weißen Engel"
  2. Liebesszene (13:46)
  3. Im Bordell (14:02)
  4. Das Leere Theater (13:53)

CD 2

  1. In Venedig (12:10)
  2. Grodek (07:31)
  3. Der Freitod (24:47)

Details

Recording Date: March 1992 to end of August 1993

Recording site(s): Hambühren

Recording engineer(s): Klaus Schulze

Producer(s): Klaus Schulze

Composer(s): Klaus Schulze, Hermann Schneider (libretto)

Musician(s): Klaus Schulze, Roelof Oostwoud (tenor), Peter Christoph Runge (baritone), Dennis Lakey (countertenor), Harry Peeters (bass), Wilhelmina van der Helm (mezzo-soprano)

Notes

Subtitle to the album is "Opera in 7 Pictures", hence it is refered to as "electronic opera".

The booklet includes full German text, as well as a plot synopsis with translation.

The original cover design is by ZYX Records.

TOTENTAG is among the few Schulze albums not reissued by REVISTED RECORDS due to copyright issues.

Equipment

Electronics

Releases

Germany

  • 1994 ZYX ZYX 81014-2  2CD