Brahms: Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

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Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet


Brahms:

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

with Janine Jansen ( violin), Boris Brovtsyn (violin), Maxim Rysanov (viola), Torleif Thedéen (cello)

Die Mainacht, Op. 43 No. 2

transcribed by Martin Fröst for clarinet and piano

with Roland Pöntinen (piano)

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

with Torleif Thedéen (cello) & Roland Pöntinen (piano) Br

Mädchenlied, Op. 107 No. 5

transcribed by Martin Fröst for clarinet and piano

with Roland Pöntinen (piano)

Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer, Op. 105 No. 2

transcribed by Martin Fröst for clarinet and piano

with Roland Pöntinen (piano)

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

transcribed by Martin Fröst for clarinet and piano

with Roland Pöntinen (piano)

Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86 No. 2

transcribed by Martin Fröst for clarinet and piano

with Roland Pöntinen (piano)


Martin Fröst (clarinet)

Johannes Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet is core repertoire, not just for clarinettists but also in the entire chamber music genre. As such, it has been on Martin Fröst’s ‘to-be-recorded list’ for a long time, and when he gathered a dream-team of string players for a concert in Stockholm in February 2013, it was the perfect opportunity for BIS to organize a recording session. Brahms’s Quintet was written in 1891 by a composer who only a year previously had renounced composing, but whose creative urge had been reawakened by his encounter with the leading clarinettist of the time, Richard Mühlfeld. Some 120 years later, Fröst – one of today’s most highly regarded musicians and the recipient of the 2014 Sonning Prize – steps into Mühlfeld’s shoes, in the company of Janine Jansen, Boris Brovtsyn, Maxim Rysanov and Torleif Thedéen. As a complement to this substantial work – with a duration of almost 35 minutes – Martin Fröst has transcribed six much-loved songs by Brahms, performing them with his chamber music partner of long standing, the eminent pianist Roland Pöntinen. The songs, composed between 1866-1886, range from high lyricism (Die Mainacht) to bitter-sweet nostalgia (Wie Melodien…), via the humourous Vergebliches Ständchen. To these new recordings has been added a substantial ‘bonus’ – Martin Fröst’s performance with Pöntinen and Thedéen of the Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, which Brahms composed for Mühlfeld in the same year as the quintet. Originally released in 2005, the recording of the Trio received a warm welcome, including an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, as well as a ‘Disc of the Month’ on website ClassicsToday.com.

Janine Jansen appears courtesy of Decca Classics.

“Sensuous beauty and taut sinew mingle for an interpretation whose fastidious attention to internal balance and every musical detail result in sovereign excellence, in a sovereign recording. Fröst's control instrumental colour is superfine, intensity of phrases shaped through swell and diminution of sound.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2014

“Fröst revels in the deep-plush velvet of his chalumeau regions - and, indeed, sustains this timbre throughout the instrument's register...the ensemble creates cutting-edge rhythmic urgency, and a sense of real momentum.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2014 ****

“the way the clarinet and strings listen to each other and tailor their phrasing accordingly is an object lesson in high-class ensemble playing, while the clarinet-and-piano arrangements of the songs, in which Fröst is partnered by Roland Pöntinen, complement the chamber works nicely.” The Guardian, 21st August 2014

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In Jest - Comic Art Songs from baroque to contemporary

In Jest - Comic Art Songs from baroque to contemporary


Aboulker:

L’Inconstante

L’Archet

Bernstein:

Piccola Serenata

Bizet:

La Coccinelle

Bolcom:

Amor

George

Brahms:

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Bridge:

So perverse

Debussy:

Fantoches

Gershwin:

Blah Blah Blah

Goldins:

Lomir singen

Hoiby:

The Serpent

Mozart:

Die Alte K517

Der Zauberer, K472

Poulenc:

Violon

Purcell:

What can we poor females do?, Z429

Ravel:

Sur l'Herbe

Rosenthal, Manuel:

La souris d'Angleterre

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre (song)

Satie:

La statue de bronze

Schubert:

Die Männer sind méchant, D866 No. 3

Wolf, H:

Ich hab in Penna einen Liebsten (No. 46 from Italienisches Liederbuch)

Mein Liebster ist so klein (No. 15 from Italienisches Liederbuch)

Nein, junger Herr, so treibt man’s nicht, fürwahr (No. 12 from Italienisches Liederbuch)


Julia Kogan (coloratura soprano), Tyson Deaton (piano)

An exciting, varied programme of fun and colourful songs ranging from baroque composer Henry Purcell to the preset day American composer William Bolcom. Featuring the award-winning soprano Julia Kogan, In Jest is a great example of the art of the coloratura soprano. Kogan shows off her virtuosic flare in a myriad of unforgettable songs.

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Grace Bumbry: Singers of the Century

Grace Bumbry: Singers of the Century

Aria & Song Recital


Bizet:

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)

Radio Orchestra Berlin, Janos Kulka

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Erik Werba (piano)

En vain pour éviter les réponses amères (from Carmen)

Erik Werba (piano)

Brahms:

Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht, Op. 96 No. 1

Erik Werba (piano)

Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4

Erik Werba (piano)

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Erik Werba (piano)

Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1

Erik Werba (piano)

Gluck:

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Radio Orchestra Berlin, Janos Kulka

Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)

Radio Orchestra Berlin, Janos Kulka

Gounod:

Ô ma lyre immortelle (from Sapho)

Radio Orchestra Berlin, Janos Kulka

Liszt:

Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S. 314

Erik Werba (piano)

Mascagni:

Voi lo sapete o mamma (from Cavalleria rusticana)

Erik Werba (piano)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Radio Orchestra Berlin, Janos Kulka

Schubert:

An die Musik D547

Erik Werba (piano)

Die junge Nonne, D828

Erik Werba (piano)

Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343

Erik Werba (piano)

Rastlose Liebe, D138

Erik Werba (piano)

Der Doppelgänger D957 No. 13

Erik Werba (piano)

Strauss, R:

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Erik Werba (piano)

Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2

Erik Werba (piano)

Die Georgine Op. 10 No. 4

Erik Werba (piano)

Sehnsucht Op. 32 No. 2

Erik Werba (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Adieu, forêts (from Jeanne d'Arc)

Radio Orchestra Berlin, Janos Kulka

Verdi:

O don fatale (from Don Carlo)

Erik Werba (piano)

Wolf, H:

Anakreons Grab (No. 29 from Goethe-Lieder)

Erik Werba (piano)

Schlafendes Jesuskind (No. 25 from Mörike-Lieder)

Erik Werba (piano)

Verborgenheit (No. 12 from Mörike-Lieder)

Erik Werba (piano)


Grace Bumbry (soprano)

Grace Bumbry is considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation, as well as a major soprano for many years. She was a member of a pioneering generation of singers who followed Marian Anderson (including Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett and Reri Grist) in the world of classical music and paved the way for future African-American opera and classical singers. She was particularly noted for her fiery temperament and dramatic intensity on stage. All titles on this recital of arias and songs show a voice rich and sizable with a wide range, and the capabilty of producing a very distinctive plangent tone. It is Bumbry in her prime of youth equally thrilling in her interpretation of lyrical and dramatic opera scenes and the very different art of interpretring the songs of Richard Strauss, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms and Hugo Wolf, with a strikingly clear diction. The portrait of a great singer with many facets! All titles have been digitally remastered in 24 Bit High Definition.

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Songs to the Moon

Songs to the Moon


Barber:

Four Songs, Op. 13, No. 4 (Nocturne)

Brahms:

Nächtens Op. 112 No. 2

Vor Der Tür Op. 28 No. 2

Unbewegte laue Luft (No. 8 from Acht Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 57)

Der Gang Zum Liebchen, Op. 31 No. 3

Walpurgisnacht, Op. 75 No. 4

Ständchen, Op. 106 No. 1

Der Abend Op. 64 No. 2

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Chausson:

La nuit, Op. 11, No. 1

Debussy:

Apparition - song (1884)

Duparc:

La Fuite

Fauré:

Clair de Lune, Op. 46 No. 2

Pleurs d'or Op. 72

Tarentelle Op. 10 No. 2

Hahn, R:

Chansons grises

L'heure exquise

Maconchy:

Sun, Moon and Stars

Massenet:

Rêvons c'est l'heure

Mompou:

Damunt de tu, nomes les flors

Saint-Saëns:

Guitares et Mandolines

Schumann:

Unterm Fenster, Op. 34 No. 3

Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Zwei Venetianische Lieder, Op. 25 Nos. 17 & 18

Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7

In der Nacht, Op. 74 No. 4

Szulc:

Clair De Lune Op. 83 No. 1

Warlock:

The Night


Myrthen Ensemble: Mary Bevan (soprano), Clara Mouriz (mezzo), Allan Claytone (tenor), Marcus Farnsworth (baritone), Joseph Middleton (piano)

Described by The Telegraph as "the crème de la crème of young British-based musical talent", and praised in BBC Music Magazine for their "irresistible combination of arresting programing and vocal flair assembled around pianist Joseph Middleton", the newly formed Myrthen Ensemble brings together rising stars in the world of art-song and Lieder. This disc features performances by founder members Mary Bevan, Clara Mouriz, Allan Clayton, Marcus Farnsworth and Joseph Middleton.

Joseph Middleton writes to introduce the recording: "The moon has, since antiquity, inspired artists, musicians and wordsmiths. The programme on this disc looks to its many characteristics for inspiration. The songs are at turns consoling, sometimes seductive in serenades and occasionally paint the moon as a threatening force through its extinguishing of the sun's rays. The moon’s silver beams cast their magic in music by Brahms and Schumann in the first of these CDs, and in the second, inspire the exquisite treatment of 'Clair de lune' by a selection of the finest French song composers. Short English nocturnal overtures begin each disc."

“An engaging programme, mixing solos by each of the starry young singers with rare ensemble works. Pianist Joseph Middleton excels throughout.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2016 ****

“The four voices blend beautifully in quartets by Brahms … Best of all, though, is Bevan singing Elisabeth Machony’s ‘Sun Moon and Stars’, a mystic, high-lying setting of Thomas Traherne, her voice ascending into the stratosphere with rapturous ease … Middleton is outstanding, his reputation as a rising star among accompanists richly deserved.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

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Frauen um Brahms

Frauen um Brahms


Brahms:

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Therese, Op. 86 No. 1

Salome (No. 8 from Neun Gesänge, Op. 69)

Liebestreu, Op. 3 No. 1

Liebe und Frühling ("Wie sich Rebenranken schwingen"), Op. 3 No. 2

Liebe und Frühling ("Ich muss hinaus"), Op. 3 No. 3

Lied aus dem Gedicht 'Ivan', Op. 3 No. 4

In der Fremde, Op. 3 No. 5

Lindes Rauschen in den Wipfeln, Op. 3, No. 6

Auf dem Schiffe, Op. 97, No. 2

Nachtigall, Op. 97 No. 1

Trennung, Op. 97, No. 6

Treue Liebe, Op. 7, No. 1

Parole, Op. 7 No. 2

Anklänge, Op. 7 No. 3

Volkslied 'Die Schwälbe ziehet fort', Op. 7 No. 4

Die Trauernde, Op. 7 No. 5

Heimkehr, Op. 7 No. 6

Lang, J:

Sprache der Liebe, Op. 33 No. 3

Das Standchen, Op. 43 No. 2

Herzens Reise, Op. 33 No. 5

Hochzeitsgesang, Op. 43 No. 1

Schumann, Clara:

Liebst du um Schönheit, Op. 12 No. 4 (text: Friedrich Rückert)

Ich hab’ in deinem Auge, Op. 13 No. 5

Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen, Op. 12 No. 2 (Text: Friedrich Rückert)

Warum willst du and're fragen, Op. 12 No. 11 (Text: Friedrich Rückert)

Viardot-Garcia:

Nixe Binsefuss

In der Fruhe

Agnes

Die Soldatenbraut


Angelika Huber (soprano), Kilian Sprau (piano)

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Mit vierzig Jahren

Mit vierzig Jahren

Songs by Brahms


Brahms:

Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43 No. 1

Der Gang zum Liebchen, No. 1, Op. 48

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Spannung, Op. 84 No. 5

Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen, Op. 32 No. 2

Verzagen, Op. 72 No. 4

Salamander, Op. 107 No. 2

In den Beeren, Op. 84 No. 3

Mondnacht, WoO 21

Wie rafft' ich mich auf Op. 32,1 (v.Platen)

Schon war, das ich dir weihte (No. 7 from Sieben Lieder, Op. 95)

O kühler Wald, Op. 72 No. 3

Der Überläufer, Op. 48 No. 2

Verrat, Op. 105 No. 5

Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4

Sommerabend, Op. 85 No. 1

Muss es eine Trennung geben, Op. 33 No. 12

Mit vierzig Jahren, Op. 94 No. 1

Treue Liebe, Op. 7, No. 1


Håvard Stensvold (bass-baritone) & Tor Espen Aspaas (piano)

Following the success of “Vinterreise” (LWC1013), featuring a Norwegian version of Schubert’s song cycle, Håvard Stensvold and Tor Espen Aspaas have now released their second album on the LAWO Classics label—“Mit vierzig Jahren”. This time we are offered up the songs of Johannes Brahms with their original German texts. The album title is taken from one of the songs, which gives rise to the turning-forty crisis: “At age forty you are standing on the mountain top, and, before you know it, your life is over.” Stensvold (43) and Aspaas (43) have both made it through this juncture, and on this recording they have collected some of Brahms’s finest, from the

wonderful narrative songs to the more intimate and tender. A favourite is “Mondnacht”, which has a more famous half brother in Schumann’s version.

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The Lyric Clarinet

The Lyric Clarinet


Barber:

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Brahms:

Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Botschaft, Op. 47 No. 1

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Debussy:

Beau Soir

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Mandoline (Verlaine)

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Duke, J W:

I Carry Your Heart

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Gause:

Lunar Lace

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 24 September 2004)

D. Gause (piano)

Guastavino:

La rosa y el sauce

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Philip Fortenberry (piano)

El Sampedrino

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Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Milonga de dos Hermanos

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Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Laitman:

The Apple Orchard

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Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Poulenc:

Bleuet

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Les chemins de l'amour

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Banalités

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Schubert:

Nacht und Träume, D827

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Schumann:

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

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Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Sondheim:

A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns

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Philip Fortenberry (piano)


F. Gerard Errante (clarinet)

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Brahms: Lieder

Brahms: Lieder


Brahms:

Bei dir sind meine Gedanken (No. 2 from Sieben Lieder, Op. 95)

Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1

Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4

Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86 No. 2

Nachtigall, Op. 97 No. 1

Verzagen, Op. 72 No. 4

Alte Liebe, Op. 72 No. 1

An die Nachtigall, Op. 46 No. 4 (Text: L.C.H. Hölty)

Das Mädchen spricht, Op. 107 No. 3

Dein blaues Auge, (No. 8 from Acht Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 59)

Geheimnis, Op. 71 No. 3

Ständchen, Op. 106 No. 1

Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43 No. 1

Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht, Op. 96 No. 1

Auf dem Kirchhofe, Op. 105 No. 4

Die Mainacht, Op. 43 No. 2

Anklänge, Op. 7 No. 3

Spanisches Lied, Op. 6 No. 1

Mädchenlied (No. 6 from Sieben Lieder, Op. 95)

Am Sonntag Morgen Op. 49 No. 1

Liebestreu, Op. 3 No. 1

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Das Mädchen (No. 1 from Sieben Lieder, Op. 95)

Therese, Op. 86 No. 1

Mädchenlied, Op. 107 No. 5

Der Jäger (No. 4 from Sieben Lieder, Op. 95)

Der Schmied Op. 19/4

Der Gang Zum Liebchen, Op. 31 No. 3

Sonntag, Op. 47 No. 3

Mädchenlied, Op. 85 No. 3

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)


Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

“A beautiful production of 31 best-loved songs, in lightly held, instinctive and intimate performances. A breath of the freshest musical air.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2013 *****

“this is a wonderfully satisfying collection. The Argentinian mezzo Bernarda Fink has one of the most beautiful voices in the world, and, working in perfect accord with Roger Vignoles, she uses it to penetrate to the core of Brahms...these are performances to delight in and treasure.” Sunday Times, 1st September 2013

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Banalites

Banalites


Berberian:

Stripsody

Berio:

Canzoni populari: No. 4. Ballo

Blondelle:

Blode-Lieder: excerpts

Liederen (2) op Tekst van Louis Verbeeck

Brahms:

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Copland:

I Bought me a Cat

Donizetti:

Amor marinaro

Dougherty, C:

The Lady Who Loved a Pig

Fraser-Simson:

When We Were Very Young (excerpts)

Haydn:

Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter, Hob.XXVIa:12

Mahler:

Lob des hohen Verstandes (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Parmentier:

Banalites: Grafschrift

Poulenc:

Banalités

Ravel:

Sur l'Herbe

Rossini:

La chanson du bébé

Tarentella Napoletana

Satie:

Trois Melodies

Strauss, R:

Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5

Tyrwhitt-Wilson:

Red Roses and Red Noses

Verdi:

Stornello

Wolf, H:

Abschied (No. 53 from Mörike-Lieder)


Thomas Blondelle (ténor) & Daniel Blumenthal (piano)

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This young tenor has an exceptional vocal range. He is currently a soloist with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, but he also appears at many international venues. Recent engagements include his début as Froh in a new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the Bavarian State Opera (February 2012). With the pianist Daniel Blumenthal – the ideal partner for any young singer – he presents a programme of humorous French and German art songs, some of which nevertheless have an underlying seriousness. This unusual, and witty, recital has been put together very intelligently!

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Great Voices of the Golden Age

Great Voices of the Golden Age


Beethoven:

Ah! Perfido, Op. 65

Gundula Janowitz (soprano)

Brahms:

Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4

Christa Ludwig (soprano)

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Christa Ludwig (soprano)

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Rita Streich (soprano)

Geheimnis, Op. 71 No. 3

Rita Streich (soprano)

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Rita Streich (soprano)

Egk:

Quattro Canzoni

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)

Mahler:

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Christa Ludwig (soprano)

Mendelssohn:

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Rita Streich (soprano)

Mozart:

Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge, K596

Rita Streich (soprano)

Schubert:

Seligkeit D433 (Holty)

Rita Streich (soprano)

Lachen und Weinen, D777

Rita Streich (soprano)

Die Vogel D691

Rita Streich (soprano)

Schumann:

Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7

Rita Streich (soprano)

Strauss, R:

Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5

Rita Streich (soprano)

Tchaikovsky:

Otchevo? (Why?), Op. 6 No. 5

Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)

O ditya, pod okoshkom tvoim (Serenade), Op. 63 No. 6

Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)

Wagner:

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)

Tristan und Isolde, Act III

Gré Brouwenstijn (soprano)

Schmerzen (No. 4 from Wesendonck-Lieder)

Träume (No. 5 from Wesendonck-Lieder)

Gré Brouwenstijn (soprano)

Wolf, H:

Bescheidene Liebe

Rita Streich (soprano)


"On wings of song" - Heine's words and Mendelssohn's immortal melody, sung here by the inimitable Rita Streich, perfectly encapsulate the spirit of this collection. Six of the greatest voices of the last half-century perform a range of familiar music: romantic Wagner from Gré Brouwenstijn and collectors' items such as Egk's four Italian songs from the matchless Irmgard Seefried. These were the commanding voices of their day, from Christa Ludwig's warm mezzo, to Gundula Janowitz's crystalline soprano and the dramatic brilliance of Galina Vishnevskaya, all captured in their prime.

“With Vishnevskaya the odd-Russian-out, these 1960s films preserve the art of female singers mostly in the German Lied repertoire. Visual and sonic quality is variable, platform manners quaint, but the vocalism regularly excellent.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2009 ****

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Medici Arts Classic Archive - 3078538

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