Upcoming: Under the support of generous contributions to
the Cassandra Foundation, we are pleased to
announce the plans for another major orchestra recording, to
feature the orchestral music of Wilhelm
In our past:
Our Hessenberg CD was selected as one
of the five best recordings of 2001 on reviewer Paul Snook’s “Want
List” in Fanfare Magazine (Nov/Dec 2001) and was awarded
a “Star of the Month” by the German publication Fono Forum
(Nov. 2001). Please see the Reviews page for
press coverage on this recording in various publications around the
Cassandra Records is pleased to serve as importer
for the U.S. market in presenting the world-premiere recording of some
exquisite, newly rediscovered vocal
repertoire by Wilhelm Petersen.
About this Web Site
Welcome to Cassandra Records’ web site. Here we aim to provide a forum for your discovery of some very special music that
you may not have been aware of previously, but was at one time
championed by legendary maestri such as Wilhelm Furtwängler,
Franz Konwitschny, and Hans Rosbaud.
The German-language section of
this web site is now online. Among the more recently added contents is also
the complete Brief
of Kurt Hessenberg. This document tells the story of the coming
into being of an utmost sincere composer and offers a glimpse into his
artistic philosophies and temperaments.
Forthcoming is a new article of musical
analysis of the Hessenberg Second Symphony by Maestro Leland
On-the-Air in the U.S.
Our recording of the Hessenberg 2nd Symphony, as well as a
selection of the Petersen Lieder, will be heard on WHPK-88.5 FM
Chicago between 12 noon and 1:30 PM (U.S. Central Time) on Wednesday,
Sep. 22. The station can also be heard on the Internet, at www.whpk.org.