Decades: A Century of Song Vol.3 (1830-1840) | Vivat VIVAT116

Decades: A Century of Song Vol.3 (1830-1840)

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Label: Vivat

Cat No: VIVAT116

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 21st September 2018

Contents

Works

Alyabyev, Alexander

Chto poyosh', krasa-devitsa
Ya vizhu obraz tvoy

Berlioz, Hector

Je crois en vous, H70

Dargomizhsky, Alexander

Songs and Romances
» Svadba (Fantasia)

Lachner, Franz

Die Bergstimme
Ihr Bildnis
Sangerfahrt (Bard's Journey), op.33
» no.10 Das Fischermadchen

Loewe, Carl

Fabellieder (4), op.64
» no.1 Der verliebte Maikafer
» no.2 Der Kuckuck und die Nachtigall
Frauenliebe, op.60
» no.1 Seit ich ihn gesehn
» no.3 Ich kann's nicht fassen
» no.5 Helft mir, ihr Schwestern!
» no.7 An meinem Herzen

Mendelssohn, Fanny

Lieder (6), op.1
» no.2 Wanderlied
» no.3 Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass
Lieder (6), op.9
» no.6 Die Mainacht

Mendelssohn, Felix

Gesange (6), op.34
» no.3 Fruhlingslied (Spring Song)
Lieder (2), WoO17
Songs (6), op.47
» no.3 Fruhlingslied (Spring Song)

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

La Fille de l'air
La folle de St Joseph

Varlamov, Alexander

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Artists

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Lorna Anderson (soprano)
Alexey Gusev (bass)
Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano)
Soraya Mafi (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Works

Alyabyev, Alexander

Chto poyosh', krasa-devitsa
Ya vizhu obraz tvoy

Berlioz, Hector

Je crois en vous, H70

Dargomizhsky, Alexander

Songs and Romances
» Svadba (Fantasia)

Lachner, Franz

Die Bergstimme
Ihr Bildnis
Sangerfahrt (Bard's Journey), op.33
» no.10 Das Fischermadchen

Loewe, Carl

Fabellieder (4), op.64
» no.1 Der verliebte Maikafer
» no.2 Der Kuckuck und die Nachtigall
Frauenliebe, op.60
» no.1 Seit ich ihn gesehn
» no.3 Ich kann's nicht fassen
» no.5 Helft mir, ihr Schwestern!
» no.7 An meinem Herzen

Mendelssohn, Fanny

Lieder (6), op.1
» no.2 Wanderlied
» no.3 Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass
Lieder (6), op.9
» no.6 Die Mainacht

Mendelssohn, Felix

Gesange (6), op.34
» no.3 Fruhlingslied (Spring Song)
Lieder (2), WoO17
Songs (6), op.47
» no.3 Fruhlingslied (Spring Song)

Meyerbeer, Giacomo

La Fille de l'air
La folle de St Joseph

Varlamov, Alexander

More

Artists

John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Lorna Anderson (soprano)
Alexey Gusev (bass)
Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano)
Soraya Mafi (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

About

This major recording series, across which a host of world-renowned singers draw listeners, decade by decade, through a century of song, from 1810 to 1910, reaches its third volume. Each issue features a carefully planned, varied programme performed by household names, whilst the series overall creates a comprehensive survey of song through the entire nineteenth century – an invaluable teaching asset, as well as a joy for listeners.

1830-1840 marks the fascinating bridge between the death of Schubert and Schumann’s outburst of song in the 1840s. Vividly contrasting works from Germany bring songs by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and her brother Felix Mendelssohn, as well as Franz Lachner and Carl Loewe; from France by Giacomo Meyerbeer and Hector Berlioz; and from Russia songs by Alexander Alyabyev, Alexander Dargomyzhsky and Alexander Varlamov.

Distinguished mezzo Angelika Kirschschlager – characterful and inventive as ever – takes the lion’s share, joined by sopranos Soraya Mafi and Lorna Anderson, tenor John Mark Ainsley and bass Alexey Gusev, accompanied by series creator, pianist Malcolm Martineau.

Of especial note are Soraya Mafi’s delicious performances of songs by Fanny Mendelssohn – sweet-toned, expressive, musical, definitely a soprano to watch. John Mark Ainsley is on fine form with typically intelligent performances of songs by Lachner; Russian bass Alexey Gusev provides the unique vocal colours of his homeland.

Extensive presentation includes 76-page booklet with authoritative liner note in three languages by renowned song expert and series consultant Prof. Susan Youens, with full texts and translations.

Reviews

With Schubert dead and Schumann devoting himself almost exclusively to the piano, the 1830s might seem a relatively fallow, ‘in-between’ decade for song. Yet, as Malcolm Martineau and his singer colleagues reveal, there is charm, wit and inventiveness aplenty in songs that embrace nine composers and three languages. ... With accompaniments that are often discreetly supportive, it’s too easy to take for granted Martineau’s contribution: rhythmically animated, subtly nuanced, always alive to opportunities for wit and colour.  Richard Wigmore
Gramophone Awards 2018
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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