Schubert: Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

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Schubert: An den Mond & Lieder

Schubert: An den Mond & Lieder


Schubert:

An den Mond in einer Herbstnacht, D614 (Schreiber)

An die Apfelbaume D197 (Holty)

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Auf der Bruck, D853

Das Zugenglocklein D871 (Seidl)

Der Schiffer, D536 (Mayrhofer)

Der Wanderer an den Mond D870 (Seidl)

Der Wanderer, D649 (Friedrich von Schlegel)

Der Zwerg, D771 (Collin)

Im Freien D880

Lebensmut D883 (Ernst Schulze)

Liebesrausch, D179 (Korner)

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D360 (Mayrhofer)

Meeres Stille, D216, Op. 3 No. 2 (Goethe)

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

Sehnsucht D879

Totengräbers Heimwehe D842 (Craigher)

Totengräberweise D869 (Schlechta)

Über Wildemann D884 (Ernst Schulze)

Wehmut, D772 (Collin)


Dietrich Henschel (baritone) & Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Dietrich Henschel invites us to follow in the footsteps of Schubert at his most intimate, his most deeply moving: the Schubert whose songs deal with the themes of death, wandering and night.

“Schubert's recurring themes of death, night and wandering shape a thoughtful, expressive and beautiful recital by this baritone and accompanist.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2014 ****

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Songs by Schubert 1

Songs by Schubert 1

Recorded live at Wigmore Hall, London, on 13 September 2013


Schubert:

Der Strom, D565 (poet unknown)

Auf der Donau, D553 (Mayrhofer)

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D360 (Mayrhofer)

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

Viola, D786 (Schober)

Abendstern, D806

Gondelfahrer, D808

Auflösung, D807

Widerschein, D949

Alinde, D904

Rastlose Liebe, D138

Geheimes, D719 (Goethe)

Versunken D715 (Goethe)

Der Winterabend (Es ist so still), D938

Die Sterne, D939 (Leitner)

Strophe aus Die Gotter Greichenlands D677

An den Mond, D259 (Goethe)

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An den Mond, D296

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Ian Bostridge (tenor) & Julius Drake (piano)

From the wild energy of ‘Der Strom’ to the rapt contemplation of the sublime ‘Die Sterne’, this varied and sensitively crafted programme explores a great range of psychological insights in the composer’s Lieder. Ian Bostridge's eloquent feeling for words and music in Schubert, developed and refined over more than two decades, runs deep. His acclaimed interpretations strike a balance between the formal craft and concision of Schubert’s writing and its parallel qualities of spiritual vision and philosophical reflection. Bostridge's Wigmore Hall Schubert series will continue in May 2014 and Season 2014/15.

“Bostridge will always be a controversial singer...Yet there is equally no gainsaying his interpretative skills, finely deployed...Drake is in every way a superb partner...The two are at their best in the sad, reflective Der Winterabend, but the disc as a whole is a fine achievement.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2014 ****

“Of course, one must be willing to enter Bostridge's world, which is now a highly familiar network of interpretative techniques...He's in excellent voice here and never so heedless as to be mannered...And then there's Julius Drake, who so clearly charts the progression of Schubert's musical thoughts.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2014

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Schubert: Willkommen und Abschied

Schubert: Willkommen und Abschied


Schubert:

Heidenröslein, D257

Schlaflied D527 (Mayrhofer)

Wiegenlied D867 (Seidl)

Geheimes, D719 (Goethe)

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Auf der Bruck, D853

Der Fischer, D225 (Goethe)

Dass sie hier gewesen! D775 (Rückert)

Bei dir allein, D866/2

Der Schiffer, D536 (Mayrhofer)

Willkommen und Abschied, D767

Der Wanderer, D493

Im Walde D834

Wandrers Nachtlied I 'Der du von dem Himmel bist', D224

Der Einsame, D800

Der Winterabend (Es ist so still), D938

Herbst, D945

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)


Werner Güra (tenor) & Christoph Berner (fortepiano Rönisch)

Born in Munich, Werner Güra has a reputation especially as an interpreter of lieder. His recordings for harmonia mundi, including the great cycles of Schubert, Schumann and Wolf and vocal ensembles by Brahms and Schumann, have all been widely acclaimed.

“It comprises 19 songs, all stylishly and beautifully sung by the tenor Werner Güra. The six Goethe settings include such familiar contrasts as Heidenröslein and Ganymed, while Willkommen und Abschied itself, more of a rarity, is heroically sung. The strength of Güra’s tone without any loss of quality has always been his strong point.” Sunday Telegraph, 29th January 2012

“His fresh lyric tenor combines well with Berner’s bright yet warm-toned fortepiano — he twinkles at Goethe’s ironic description of a water nymph as “eine feuchtes Weib”, literally a “damp woman” — while Berner brings drama to the piano parts of Auf der Bruck, Willkommen und Abschied and the haunting, yearning Herbst.” Sunday Times, 12th February 2012

“Berner, playing an 1872 Rönisch fortepiano, shows keen attention to every detail. Güra, outstanding in his unfussy, intense delivery, is a formidable, rousing guide.” The Observer, 26th February 2012

“Gura's strong, unaffected tenor voice is a pleasure to listen to, and Berner, who has an impressive keyboard freedom grounded in reliable technical skill, is a responsive accompanist: they perform as one, although too often their approach to a song somehow misses an essential quality of that particular piece of music.” International Record Review, March 2012 ****

“Gura and his fortepianist, Christoph Berner, have mapped out a trajectory of the Romantic view of human emotional life...At each stage, both musicians show perfect sympathy with Schubert's own engagement, ideal empathy with each other, and a shrewd sensitivity to musical and expressive scale.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2012 *****

“Gura is never dull. 'Der Wanderer' is intensely 'lived', the opening bleak and desiccated...One of the most eloquent performances of all is the last song, 'Nachtstuck'...Here, singer and pianist show an acute sensitivity to harmonic colour that characterises this whole rewarding recital.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2012

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Schubert Lieder Volume 2: An Mein Herz

Schubert Lieder Volume 2: An Mein Herz


Schubert:

Der Jungling und der Tod, D545 (Spaun)

Das Lied im Grünen, D917

Die Herbstnacht (Wehmut) D404 (Salis-Seewis)

Ins stille Land, D403

Abschied von der Harfe D406 (Salis-Seewis)

Drang in die Ferne, D770

An Mein Herz D860

Der Wanderer, D649 (Friedrich von Schlegel)

Über Wildemann D884 (Ernst Schulze)

Klage D371

Am Bach im Fruhling, D361

An die Laute D905

Des Fräuleins Liebeslauschen, D698

Augenlied, D297 (Mayrhofer)

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

An die Musik D547

An eine Quelle D530 (Claudius)

Der Sänger am Felsen, D482

Abschied von der Harfe D406 (Salis-Seewis)

Liedesend, D473 (Mayrhofer)

Das Heimweh, D456 (Winkler)

Auf der Donau, D553 (Mayrhofer)

Wie Ulfru fischt, D525 (Mayrhofer)

Die Sternennacht D670 (Mayrhofer)

Ruckweg, D476 (Mayrhofer)

Geheimnis, D491 (Mayrhofer)

Gondelfahrer, D808

Abendstern, D806

Der Sieg D805 (Mayrhofer)

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

Auflösung, D807

Heiss mich nicht reden, D877/2

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, D877/4

An Mignon D161

Harfenspieler I 'Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt', D478

Am Flusse D160 (Goethe)

Nähe des Geliebten, D162

Der Fischer, D225 (Goethe)

Auf dem See, D543 (Goethe)

Wonne der Wehmut D260 (Goethe)

Willkommen und Abschied, D767


Matthias Goerne (baritone), Eric Schneider (piano) and Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Matthias Goerne has received worldwide praise for his warm, fluid baritone and his profound interpretations. Highly respected as a Lieder singer, he is a frequent guest at renowned festivals and prestigious venues like the Carnegie and Wigmore Halls. From 2008 to 2011, Matthias Goerne will perform and record Schubert on 11 CDs for harmonia mundi and important venues all over the world will present the complete series of Schubert recitals with Matthias Goerne in their coming seasons. This second volume speaks of death, of the 'Wanderer', and of the relationship between Schubert and his poets .

. . For this occasion the singer has called on two travelling companions who have left a lasting artistic impression on the world of lieder: Eric Schneider and Helmut Deutsch.

Helmut Deutsch's career as a song accompanist began with Irmgard Seefried; he spent twelve years in an intensive collaboration with Hermann Prey, and has been the partner of many other celebrated singers. Eric Schneider has appeared notably with Christine Schäfer, Matthias Goerne, Christiane Oelze and Stephan Genz. He is a regular guest with these partners at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, Salzburg Festival and the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival.

“Goerne… and Schneider offer grave and solemn performances of Goethe's Mignon and Harper songs, before ending on a higher note, celebrating the eternal joy of love in 'Willkommen and Abschied'.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2009 ****

“Battered by Bryn Terfel dramatics, the ears cried out for a pure dose of lieder from a master of the craft. Matthias Goerne… seems to own a different shade of baritonal colour for every syllable Schubert wrote. The voice is sweet and serene, even at fff, and the shifts that Goerne applies to the changing of seasons and the fickleness of love are done with enviable delicacy. More reticent than Fischer-Dieskau or Thomas Quasthoff to bend a line for expressive emphasis, when Goerne takes a liberty the effect is breath stopping… T his is not an album to gorge at one go. Take it two songs a night before bedtime, and it might see you through to the end of recession.” Norman Lebrecht, Evening Standard CD of the Week

“Here elegy, fatalism and death-longing predominate and in such repertoire Goerne's mellow, darkly rounded timbre, expressive diction and care – rare in Lieder singers today – for a true, 'bound' line are well nigh ideal. Even at the most anguished fortissimo, his tone never grows harsh or hectoring. Perfectionism like Goerne's has inevitably provoked charges of over-calculation.
Some might protest at the ultra-slow tempo for Du bist die Ruh. Yet Goerne's beauty of tone and phrasing (founded on seemingly superhuman reserves of breath), and a rapt intensity that rises to spiritual radiance in the final verse are mesmerising. At a more conventional tempo, he sings An die Musik as a simple, sincere confession of faith, with affectionate touches of rubato (and how eloquently Helmut Deutsch's left hand duets with the voice). Elsewhere Goerne's unsentimental tenderness can illuminate little-known songs that seem ordinary on the printed page – Abschied von der Harfe, say, or the quasi-operatic lament Der Sänger amFelsen. He even appropriates, successfully, two of Mignon's songs, giving one of the most desolate and – in the central section – disturbed performances of Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt you will hear.
True to form, Goerne makes an uncommonly melancholy serenader in An die Laute and DesMädchens Liebeslauschen, which never smiles. Yet he can lighten up, as in the story-telling of DerFischer and Wie Ulfru fischt. Like Deutsch on the first disc, Eric Schneider fully matches Goerne in acumen and command of colour, not least in a performance of Nachtstück of mingled grandeur, mystery and compassionate gentleness.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Goerne used to record for Decca, but it apparently had no interest in his 12-volume Schubert compendium, so the less ruthlessly commercial Harmonia Mundi comes to the rescue, for which the France-based company deserves the highest praise. From a vocal point of view, few male singers, even Fischer-Dieskau, command such a rich palette of colours as Goerne does here…he goes where Dieskau never ventured: he includes two of Mignon's songs, Heiss' mich nicht reden and Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, as well as the Harper trilogy… In the middle Harper song, Mayrhofer's Nachtstück and Nähe des Geliebten (Nearness of the Beloved), Goerne approaches the sublime and captures perfectly the wry wit of Goethe's sly dig at water-nymphery, Der Fischer, in which the surprise encounter of an angler with a "moist woman" is wryly underlined by Schubert. Luxury support from Deutsch and Schneider sets the seal on an outstanding issue.” Sunday Times Classical CD of the Week

“Goerne's virtuoso vocal sculpting draws you into the inner landscape of each song, his warm, expressive baritone shaping detail often understated by lesser artists. This promises to be a landmark series, up there with Hans Hotter and Fischer-Dieskau.” The Guardian, 12th October 2008

“This promises to be a landmark series, up there with Hans Hotter and Fischer-Dieskau.” The Observer

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Editor's Choice - December 2008

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Volume 28 - Schubert’s Friends Volume 3

Volume 28 - Schubert’s Friends Volume 3


Schubert:

Fischerweise, D881 (Schlechta)

Des Sängers Habe D832 (Schiechta)

Totengräberweise D869 (Schlechta)

Geheimnis, D491 (Mayrhofer)

Einsamkeit, D620

Nach einem Gewitter D561 (Mayrhofer)

Abschied D475 (Mayrhofer)

Der Zurnenden Diana D707 (Mayrhofer)

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

An Herrn Josef von Spaun, Assessor in Linz (Epistel), D749 (Collin)

Der Jüngling auf dem Hügel, D702

Der Zwerg, D771 (Collin)

Abschied von einem Freunde D578 (Schubert)

Selige Welt, D743 (Senn)

Schwanengesang D744 (Senn)


Rainer Trost (tenor) & Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

The Naxos Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition: Schubert set the poetry of over 115 writers to music. He selected poems from classical Greece, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, from eighteenth-century German authors, early Romantics, Biedermeier poets, and Heine. The Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition presents all Schubert’s Lieder, over 700 songs, grouped according to the poets who inspired him.

Thanks to Bärenreiter’s Neue Schubert-Ausgabe (New Schubert Edition), Tübingen, which uses primary sources, the performers have been able to benefit from the most recent research of the editorial team. This disc is the third of a series devoted to Schubert’s friends, including Mayrhofer.

Volumes One and Two are available on 8554799 and 8557171, while two discs devoted exclusively to Mayrhofer are available on 8554738 and 8554739.

“This is one of the most taxing Schubert programmes ever assembled, and Trost is sensational throughout, conjuring up a unique emotionial or narrative world for each song by means of vocal or verbal dexterity.” Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 12th September 2008 *****

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Christianne Stotijn - Debut

Christianne Stotijn - Debut


Berg:

Vier Lieder, Op. 2

Schubert:

Im Walde D708

An den Mond, D193

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

Der Zwerg, D771 (Collin)

Abendstern, D806

Auflösung, D807

Nacht und Träume, D827

Erlkönig, D328

Wolf, H:

Die Geister am Mummelsee (No. 47 from Mörike-Lieder)

Gesang Weylas (No. 46 from Mörike-Lieder)

Elfenlied (No. 16 from Mörike-Lieder)

Um Mitternacht (No. 19 from Mörike-Lieder)

Auf eine Christblume I (No. 20 from Mörike-Lieder)

Lied vom Winde (No. 38 from Mörike-Lieder)


Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano) & Joseph Breinl (piano)

“a really exciting event” Gramophone Magazine

“The most impressive debut disc since Bryn Terfel was a lad” Classic FM Magazine *****

“…a riveting solo debut recital from the young Dutch mezzo Christianne Stotijn… A gust of wind blows this recital in, and blows it out: Stotijn and her robustly proactive accompanist Joseph Breinl start with the raging storms of Schubert's 'Im Walde', and end with Wolf's setting of Mörike's 'Lied vom Winde'. In the Schubert, in particular, Stotijn achieves a rare fusion: she evokes simultaneously both the physical scene and the inner soul-state, which responds to it.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2006 *****

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Choral & Song Choice - April 2006

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Songs for the Guitar

Songs for the Guitar


Giuliani, Mauro:

Abschied Op. 89:1 & 3

Schubert:

Morgenlied, D685

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

Hänflings Liebeswerbung Op. 20:3

Sor:

Cesa de atormentarme

De amor en las prisiones

Acuérdate, bien mío

Prepárame la tumba

Cómo ha de resolverse

Muchacha, y la vergüenza

Si dices que mis ojos

El que quisiera amando

Las Mujeres y Cuerdas

Mis descuidados ojos

Etude for guitar, Op. 6 No. 9 in D minor

Etude for guitar, Op. 35 No. 17 in D major

Etude for guitar, Op. 35 No. 22 in B minor

Spohr:

Mignon's Lied Op. 37:1

Getrennte Liebe Op. 37:5

Lied beim Rundetanz Op. 37:6

Weber:

Die Zeit Op. 13:5


Christina Högman (soprano), Jakob Lindberg (guitar)

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L'arpa Notturna

L'arpa Notturna


Glinka:

Nocturne

Hindemith:

Sonata for Harp

Liszt:

Le Rossignol

(arr. for harp H. Renié)

Maayani:

Maqamat

Posse:

Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice'

Renié:

Legende, apres Les Elfes de Leconte de Lisle

Rota, N:

Sarabanda e Toccata for harp

Schubert:

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

(arr. for harp E. Plank)


Elisabeth Plank (harp)

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Heimat

Heimat


Brahms:

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Mondnacht, WoO 21

Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund (No. 25 from Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33)

Britten:

Greensleeves

Grieg:

Til Norge (To Norway), Op. 58 No. 2

Seks Sange, Op. 48 No. 6 'Ein Traum'

Ireland:

If there were Dreams to Sell

Poulenc:

Hyde Park

Reger:

Des Kindes Gebet, Op. 76 No. 22

Schubert:

Seligkeit D433 (Holty)

Der Einsame, D800

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

Drang in die Ferne, D770

Der Wanderer an den Mond D870 (Seidl)

Das Heimweh, D456 (Winkler)

Der Wanderer, D489

Strauss, A:

Ich weiß bestimmt, ich werd Dich wiedersehn

Strauss, R:

Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8

Vaughan Williams:

Silent Noon

Warlock:

My Own Country

The Bachelor

Wolf, H:

Verschwiegene Liebe (No. 3 from Eichendorff-Lieder)


Benjamin Appl (baritone), James Baillieu (piano)

Benjamin Appl won Gramophone “Young Artist of the Year 2016”

He is a former chorister of the famous Regensburger Domspatzen, Appl is now one of the most interesting artists of the new generation, with a great voice, charming personality and great stage presence.

“HEIMAT” his debut album with Sony Classical presents songs from different countries related to the actual topic “HEIMAT” (homeland).

The booklet of the limited first edition contains an additional essay by Neil McGregor, former director of the British Museum (famous for their exhibition about GERMANY) and upcoming director of the Berlin Humboldtforum.

Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone Magazine, UK), Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics in recital, concerts and opera. He is member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme from 2014 until 2016 and was an ECHO Rising Star artist for the 2015/16 season, appearing in recital at major European venues including the Barbican Centre London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philharmonie Paris and Cologne and the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. He has won the Gramophone ’Young Artist of the Year’ award in 2016 and Wigmore Hall London has named him a Wigmore Hall Emerging Artist (2015/16). The young baritone became an exclusive SONY Classical recording artist in May 2016.

“Appl is not only a singer of boundless promise, he is already a great artist. This disc shows how versatile he is, with not only great Lieder but interesting rarities too...Appl sounds as if singing is his most natural mode of expression; and since he has an extraordinary beautiful voice, there should be decades of happiness as he continues to expand his repertoire.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2017 *****

“The voice has a burnished, oaky beauty as well as considerable sweetness (well captured in Sony’s natural engineering), while the interpretations are suffused with a gentle intelligence, an instinct for unforced but direct communication and what feels like a real love for the repertoire.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2017

“His Schubert, Brahms and Wolf are impressive, thanks partly to James Baillieu’s finely judged piano playing...Appl was mentored by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and while it’s a bit early to be naming him as successor to that great singer, as some are doing, this disc shows great potential.” The Guardian, 9th March 2017 ****

“Appl is a serious and diligent artist whose best virtue, apart from his brooding publicity snaps, is his mellow timbre and precise German diction.” The Times, 10th March 2017 ***

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - March 2017

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Choral & Song Choice - June 2017

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Nocturnal Variations

Nocturnal Variations


Berg:

Vier Lieder, Op. 2

Britten:

Evening, Morning, Night from Ronald Duncan's 'This Way to the Tomb'

At Night (from The Turn of the Screw)

Um Mitternacht

At the mid hour of night

Mahler:

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Um Mitternacht (Rückert-Lieder)

Urlicht (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Schubert:

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Abendstern, D806

Die Sterne, D939 (Leitner)

Im Abendrot, D799


Ruby Hughes (soprano) & Joseph Middleton (piano)

Soprano Ruby Hughes releases her debut solo recital disc with pianist Joseph Middleton, an anthology of night songs by Mahler, Britten, Berg and Schubert. Ruby Hughes introduces the programme:

I have always been fascinated by the various moods of night, from the astonishing drama of storms and sunsets to the tranquillity of darkness: a time for contemplation, meditation, sleep and dreams.

Night has at times evoked darker, more foreboding thoughts and philosophical questions concerning death and existence. Alone at night, the state of mind can be awestruck and frightening under the dark canopy of the universe. At other times it feels safe and calm.

These four composers (Schubert, Mahler, Berg and Britten) have been favourites of mine from a very young age. I love their melodies and modulations, their subtlety and passion as well as their genius for setting and enhancing profoundly moving words. They all composed so lyrically for the voice. Their night songs have at times an otherworldly sense of mystery, as in for example Mahler’s Urlicht, Schubert’s Im Abendrot and Abendstern, Berg’s Warm die Lüfte and Britten’s Um Mitternacht. Their songs also work brilliantly when programmed together, revealing influences such as Schubert’s on Mahler, and Schubert’s and Berg’s on Britten.

Alban Berg’s songs achieve a wonderful blend of his modernist musical language with all he inherited from the romantics (i.e. Schubert through to Mahler). Britten too has the power to combine ancient and modern influences to superb effect.

A BBC New Generation artist in 2011–2013, Ruby Hughes held a Borletti Buitoni Trust award, was shortlisted for a 2014 Royal Philharmonic society Music award, and was winner of the first prize and audience prize at the 2009 London Handel competition.

“Ruby Hughes's singing is exceptional - light and delicate yet true.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2016

“A truly outstanding disc from this talented young duo” MusicWeb International, 26th May 2016

BBC Music Magazine

Choral & Song Choice - July 2016

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