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Charles Ives: A Songbook
Jeannine Herzel (mezzo) & Omar Ebrahim (baritone)
Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich, Sebastian Gottschick
"Sebastian Gottschick’s adaptations of Ives’ songs and short instrumental pieces in this sense not only pay homage to the composer but develop his work further. The multifaceted ensemble and the instrumentation Gottschick chose allow him to be highly differentiated in his approach to the specific Ives sound that oscillates between crude realism and symbolist fragmentation: he either deliberately avoids this sound (for instance by using a vibraphone in Grantchester) or he pushes it to the point of prismatic refraction. Apart from this, Gottschick’s selection proceeds in a continuous, multi-perspective order that can be interpreted as a drama en miniature, a model of an ordinary day from the snatches of dreams in the morning to the falling night, and finally also as the epitome of the diversity of life itself. Behind all that the power and intangible nature of memories, Ives’ lifelong theme, becomes visible and audible." Wolfgang Rathert
“Creative decisions have been taken about where to place Ives's songs in relation to each other, this new concept designed to illuminate our understanding of the time and place that begat them...both singers are...sympathetic and technically bulletproof” Gramophone Magazine, May 2013
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Ives - Songs Volume 2
Janna Baty, Lielle Berman, Heather Buck, Jennifer Casey Cabot, Michael Cavalieri, Robert Gardner, Sara Jakubiak, Sumi Kittelberger, Tamara Mumford, Mary Phillips, David Pittsinger, Matthew Plenk, Kenneth Tarver, Tenor, Leah Wool, Frederick Teardo, Eric Trudel, Laura Garritson, J.J. Penna & Douglas Dickson
Charles Ives wrote almost two hundred songs. Although his reputation rests on orchestral, chamber and piano music, it is Ives's songs that represent the heart of his creative thinking. The expressive variety encountered is accordingly vast: indeed, the gradual evolution of Ives’s songwriting is analogous to the wider evolution of American music during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This new edition includes all the songs that Ives completed. The alphabetic approach ensures that each volume (of which this disc is the first of six) contains a representative cross-section
“Tackling the huge Ives songbook alphabetically gives us welcome variety. Anyone seriously interested in Ives warts-and-all will want to be on board for this series.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2008
“These songs, with all their quirks and flights of fantasy, [are] among the most important of the 20th century in any language.” The Guardian
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In Flanders Fields
A celebration of the poets & composers of the Great War 1914-1918
Fiona Kimm (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Ball (piano)
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