℗ ℗ 2007 Chandos
 

H.K. Gruber: Frankenstein!! - Perpetuum mobile - Charivari - Dancing in the Dark

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Heinz Karl Gruber

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC high resolution audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 96 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
Frankenstein!! (narrated in English)  
1.1
Fanfare - Prologue
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
1:21
1.2
Ia. Dedication
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
1:10
1.3
Ib. Miss Dracula
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
1:58
1.4
IIa. Goldfinger and Bond
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
1:54
1.5
IIb. John Wayne
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
2:03
1.6
IIc. Monster
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
1:50
1.7
III. A Mi Ma Monsterlet
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
2:03
1.8
IV. Fanfare - Intermezzo, "Werewolf's Serenade"
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
2:03
1.9
V. Frankenstein
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
0:58
1.10
VI. Rat Song and Crusoe Song
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
4:44
1.11
VII. Mr Superman
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
2:12
1.12
VIII. Finale
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
1:06
1.13
VIIIa. The Green-haired Man
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
2:12
1.14
VIIIb. Batman and Robin
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
0:26
1.15
VIIIc. Monsters in the Park
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
1:29
1.16
VIIId. Litany
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
0:28
1.17
VIIIe. Hello, hello, Herr Frankenstein
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
2:22
1.18
VIIIf. Grete Muller's Adieu
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
0:22
1.19
Fanfare - Epilogue
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
1:05
1.20
Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257, "Musikalischer Scherz" (Musical Joke)
Johann Strauss II; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
2:50
1.21
Charivari
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
10:54
Dancing in the Dark  
1.22
I. Andante pesante
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
16:58
1.23
II. Allegro moderato
Heinz Karl Gruber; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Heinz Karl Gruber
7:48
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:16
“A corker of a disc, splendidly played and recorded.”
- The Telegraph

“Gruber secures an unsparing response from the BBC Philharmonic, superbly recorded, and those new to his music will find this an ideal disc to start their exploration.”
- Gramophone

“Gruber himself takes on the role of chansonnier with lip-smacking relish… In all this is a CD of sumptuous orchestral and compositional virtuosity.”
- BBC Music Magazine

“The full-on, madcap antics of H.K. Gruber are at once disorienting, charming, fascinating and perhaps above all utterly addictive. Gruber’s most famous piece, Frankenstein!!, acts as the mainstay of this disc… A fascinating and rewarding disc. Although Frankenstein!! Remains Gruber’s most popular piece, it is to Dancing in the Dark that I, for one, will be returning to most often.”
- Fanfare

The full orchestral version of H. K. Gruber’s delightfully bonkers Frankenstein!! is recorded here for the very first time by the BBC Philharmonic and the composer himself, filling the role of both conductor and chansonnier of poems by Austrian poet H. C. Artmann. Paired with Gruber’s Dancing in the Dark and Charivari, as well as Johann Strauss’s Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257, the “pan-demonium” combines aspects of jazz, cabaret, and orchestral music, with this recording showing just why Gruber’s work is so loved by audiences and critics alike.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recorded at Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester
Produce by Brian Pidgeon and Mike George
Engineer: Stephen Rinker
Assistant Engineer: Celia Hutchison

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions