Voice

Von Müttern und Töchtern

VON MÜTTERN UND TÖCHTERN

Dorothe Ingenfeld, Mezzosopran
Anita Keller, Klavier
Katrin Dasch, Klavier

catalog number: 21103

"How did I come to make a CD just with songs about mothers and daughters? My daughter was away for three weeks during the summer holidays and I wanted to use the creatively to record a CD. I looked at my favourite songs and discovered that three of them had this thematic connection. The obvious thing to do was to take this as a theme, so I sat down with both of my pianists and we looked for other such songs. We found over thirty of them, from which we chose the most beautiful songs and those we thought the most fitting. It was to be the most poetic summer of my life! I devoured books on the subject, watched films and talked to mothers and daughters about this most enthralling of all relationships. It was a source of infinite joy for me to slip into the roles of all these mothers and daughters and I wish you just as much joy while listening!" Dorothe Ingenfeld

 
Barbara Höfling

Des Todes Tod
Song cycles of Mahler, Mussorgskij, Hindemith

Barbara Höfling 
Helian Quartett
Sophie Lücke
Amanda Anderson

Catalog number: 21092


"This CD is the most personal I have ever made.
Mahler's Kindertotenlieder have always been dear to my heart and I wanted to show how near the different composers are to each other while approaching the same subject from totally different angles. Death is always terrible and brutal, but at the same time releasing, comforting and even human. For me, by reducing these versions to chamber music, the songs obtain intimacy, which creates these very personal, fragile and moving moments." Barbara Höfling

 
Scot_Weir_Volker_Niehusmann_Letters

Letters
Songs for Voice and Guitar

catalog number: 21078

Scot Weir, Tenor
Volker Niehusmann, Guitar

This production of two of Benjamin Britten's most important song cycles for guitar and voice, as well as his Folksong Arrangements and the Songs from the Chinese, is being released on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Britten wrote all these works for his long-time partner, Peter Pears, and the exceptionally talented guitarist Julian Bream. The works are amongst the most important compositions of the 20th Century for the combination voice/guitar and can be heard here in a superb interpretation on this recording.
The programme is completed with Letters from Composers by the American composer Dominick Argento and John W. Duarte's Five Quiet Songs.

 

Scot Weir
What shall we remember?

 

American songs  by
André Previn, Jake Heggie, John Duke, Ricky Ian Gordon

Scot Weir, tenor

Jan Czajkowski, piano

Catalog number 21038


Jake Heggie:
I Shall Not Live In Vain
As Well As Jesus
Even
Animal Passion

John Duke:
April Elegy
Ride The Great Black Horses
The White Dress
I Carry Your Heart

Jake Heggie:
To speak of love
Joy alone

André Previn:
As imperceptibly as Grief
Will there really be a morning?
Good morning midnight

Ricky Ian Gordon:
Harlem night song
Dream variations
Luck
Litany
Angel wings
A horse with wings
The lake isle of Innisfree
In time of silver rain
Fewer words
What shall we remember
Prayer

A co-production with Radio Bremen

 

Brahms – Lieder
Hidenori Komatsu, baritone
Jörg Demus, piano

Catalog number 21002

„You won’t be able to play these songs right now since the words will be too moving for you. But I ask you to look at them and to keep them as a true sacrifice for your beloved mother’s death.“

From a letter of Johannes Brahms, who was a longtime friend of Clara Schumann, to Clara’s daughter Marie.

 

Recorded at Museo Cristifori, Austria, with a Steinway C from 1913

 
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