Luigi Piovano and Sara Mingardo choose a different perspective on the music of Gustav Mahler, through the eyes of Arnold Schoenberg.
A great admirer of Mahler and founder of the Society for Private Musical Performance in Vienna in the 1920's, Schoenberg and his followers transcribed several works by Mahler for chamber ensemble. The programme for this disc traces an imaginary concert typical of these private concerts. Music lovers know Sara Mingardo as a baroque specialist but here she brings to these arrangements a warmth of tone, whilst the colours of the orchestrations are rendered with great finesse and breathtaking dynamics by Aurei Musici, led by Luigi Piovano.
1. Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgeh'n
2. Nun Seh' Ich Wohl, Warum So Dunkle Flammen
3. Wenn Dein Mütterlein Tritt Zur Tür Herein
4. Oft Denk' Ich, Sie Sind Nur Ausgegangen
5. In Diesem Wetter, In Diesem Braus
Mahler: Piano Quartet (in one movement) in A minor
Mahler: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen
1. Wenn Mein Schatz Hochzeit Macht
2. Ging Heut' Morgen Uber's Feld
3. Ich Hab' Ein Gluhend Messer
4. Die Zwei Blauen Augen
Mahler: Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42
23rd March 2012
“Mingardo is a natural partner for this work with her extraordinarily rich contralto depths and interpretive capabilities. She delivers Mahler's literally breathtakingly long lines with effortlessly poised legato control. Her vocal tone is another delight, its warm bloom creating a lovely counterfoil to the viscerality of her accompaniment...one of the most expertly compiled and emotively performed you'll find around.”
“Sara Mingardo’s expressive range lends variety, intimacy and a confiding directness. The songs are voiced very personally”
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