Lieberson, P: Deep River (trad.)

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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Roger Vignoles


Gramophone Awards 2007

Finalist - Solo

BBC Music Magazine

Choral & Song Choice - April 2007

Catalogue No:




Release date:

29th Jan 2007




59 minutes


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Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Roger Vignoles


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


E vivo ancore?...Scherza, infida (from Ariodante)

As With Rosy Steps (from Theodora)

Lieberson, P:

O ihr Zartlichen

ashoka's Dream: Triraksha's Aria

Deep River (trad.)

Stiller Freund


Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

Recorded live at Wigmore Hall, 30 November 1998



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Gustav Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

I. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft

II. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder

III. Liebst du um Schönheit

IV. Um Mitternacht

V. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

George Frideric Handel: E Vivo Ancora… Scherza infida from Ariodante

E Vivo Ancora… Scherza infida from Ariodante

George Frideric Handel: As Rosy Steps from Theodora

As Rosy Steps from Theodora

Peter Lieberson: O ihr Zärtlichen

O ihr Zärtlichen

Peter Lieberson: Stiller Freund

Stiller Freund

Peter Lieberson: Triraksha's aria from Ashoka's Dream

Peter Lieberson & Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's spoken introduction

Triraksha's aria from Ashoka's Dream

trad.: Spiritual: Deep River

Spiritual: Deep River

Johannes Brahms: Unbewegte laue Luft, Op. 57 No. 8

Unbewegte laue Luft, Op. 57 No. 8

BBC Music Magazine

April 2007


“The unique warmth of tone is sounded in the first notes even of the lighter Mahler songs. But there's also a spiritual grace in her approach. Key tracks such as Mahler's 'Ich bin de Welt abhanden gekommen'; the spiritual 'Deep river'; her fervent second encore, Brahms's 'Unbewegte laue Luft' and Handel's 'As rosy steps'... place Hunt Lieberson alongside the best of Kathleen Ferrier and Dame Janet Baker, whose Mahler is matched for personality here.”

Gramophone Magazine

“This mezzo-soprano had a profound musical bond with Mahler, for example, and this is her only extant recording of the Ruckert Lieder. It's a marvel … Roger Vignoles deserves praise, too, for his playing matches Hunt Lieberson in its emotional concentration and directness … "Unbewegte laue Luft" ends the recital on an ecstatic note that surely sent the audience out on a cloud. Indispensable”

International Record Review

“This recital presents a remarkable singer still at the height of her powers some eight years before her untimely death … All in all, this is a cherishable memento of a very special artist”

Penguin Guide



“Here is a mezzo who more than any of her generation bade fair to rival Janet Baker in the warmth, beauty and intensity of her singing”

Sunday Times

“Here, she is heard in Mahler's Five Ruckert Lieder, the voice unfailingly beautiful, the words evocative, and in the valedictory Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (I am lost to the world), serenely resigned and sadly prophetic. A glowing memento of a glorious artist”

The Guardian

“It is difficult to get through this recital without a lump in your throat … Her performance of Mahler's Ruckert Lieder, one of the finest on disc, avoids the usual morbidity and contains flashes of divine revelation ... Essential listening”

The Telegraph

“The sheer spiritual power, the sheer heartfelt sincerity and warmth of feeling in her every utterance is overwhelmingly moving”

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