Genre(s):
Vocal
Period(s):
Classical (1750-1830); Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C749071A
Barcode:
4011790749129
Release Date:
03/2017
Available Format(s):
CD

Lieder

It seems that no rung is too high on Diana Damrau‘s career ladder: after being made a Bavarian Kammersängerin during the summer of 2007, she is currently appearing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, alternating in the roles of Pamina and the Queen of Night and renewing her links with a house that has now become something of a second home to her. But the soprano‘s countless appearances in the great opera houses of the world have not prevented her from continuing to cultivate the intimate form of the German art song on the very highest level, and her recital at the 2006 Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg was greeted with a standing ovation. This was the first time that Diana Damrau had worked with Helmut Deutsch, one of the foremost lieder accompanists of our day. As one might hope from artists of this calibre, singer and pianist succeeded at once in communicating not only with each other but also with their audience, an impression amply confirmed by the present live recording of a thoroughly Romantic programme that also includes several rarities and explores a number of byways of the repertory. Not only Robert and Clara Schumann are represented by their own groups of lieder, so too are Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny. Two settings of poems by Heinrich Heine, Die Lotosblume and Lorelei, demonstrate the flexibility of Diana Damrau and Helmut Deutsch in switching between subtle hints and a narrative tone that is charged with tension. The soprano also rose to the challenge of learning a number of Chopin‘s Polish songs in their original language. Diana Damrau has too few opportunities to demonstrate her Francophilia in the opera house, with the result that Liszt‘s settings of poems by Victor Hugo are all the more welcome in that they also flatter the ear of the listener. And in Brahms‘s folksongs, too, Diana Damrau and Helmut Deutsch reveal themselves to be stylistically assured and imaginative interpreters keen to narrate these miniature stories.


Schumann, Clara

6 Lieder aus Jucunde, Op. 2 (excerpts)
1.     No. 5. Das ist ein Tag
01:08
2.     No. 1. Was weinst du Blumlein
01:34
6 Lieder, Op. 13: No. 1. Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen
3.     6 Lieder, Op. 13: No. 1. Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen
02:04
6 Lieder, Op. 13: No. 6. Die stille Lotosblume
4.     6 Lieder, Op. 13: No. 6. Die stille Lotosblume
02:48
Loreley
5.     Loreley
02:17

Schumann, Robert

Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 9. Lied der Suleika
6.     Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 9. Lied der Suleika
02:31
Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 4. Jemand
7.     Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 4. Jemand
01:30
Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 3. Der Nussbaum
8.     Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 3. Der Nussbaum
02:46
Myrthen, Op. 25 (excerpts)
9.     No. 11. Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling I
02:04
10.     No. 12. Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling II
01:27
Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 7. Die Lotosblume
11.     Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 7. Die Lotosblume
01:41
Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 1. Widmung
12.     Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 1. Widmung
02:00

Mendelssohn, Felix

6 Gesänge, Op. 19a: No. 4. Neue Liebe, MWV K70
13.     6 Gesänge, Op. 19a: No. 4. Neue Liebe, MWV K70
01:49
6 Lieder, Op. 47: No. 5. Der Blumenstrauss, MWV K73
14.     6 Lieder, Op. 47: No. 5. Der Blumenstrauss, MWV K73
01:55
6 Songs, Op. 86: No. 5. Der Mond, MWV K122
15.     6 Songs, Op. 86: No. 5. Der Mond, MWV K122
01:51
12 Gesänge, Op. 8: No. 8. Hexenlied, MWV K33
16.     12 Gesänge, Op. 8: No. 8. Hexenlied, MWV K33
02:25

Chopin, Fryderyk

19 Polish Songs, Op. 74: No. 8. Śliczny chłopiec (Handsome lad)
17.     19 Polish Songs, Op. 74: No. 8. Śliczny chłopiec (Handsome lad)
02:25
19 Polish Songs, Op. 74: No. 16. Piosnka litewska (Lithuanian Song)
18.     19 Polish Songs, Op. 74: No. 16. Piosnka litewska (Lithuanian Song)
02:22
19 Polish Songs, Op. 74: No. 10. Wojak (The Warrior)
19.     19 Polish Songs, Op. 74: No. 10. Wojak (The Warrior)
02:24

Liszt, Franz

S'il est un charmant gazon, S284/2/R572b (2nd version)
20.     S'il est un charmant gazon, S284/2/R572b (2nd version)
02:06
Enfant, si j'étais roi, S283/2/R571b (2nd version)
21.     Enfant, si j'étais roi, S283/2/R571b (2nd version)
03:00
Oh! quand je dors, S282/2/R569b (2nd version)
22.     Oh! quand je dors, S282/2/R569b (2nd version)
04:42

Brahms, Johannes

5 Lieder, Op. 106: No. 1. Ständchen
23.     5 Lieder, Op. 106: No. 1. Ständchen
01:35
5 Lieder, Op. 105: No. 1. Wie Melodien zieht es mir
24.     5 Lieder, Op. 105: No. 1. Wie Melodien zieht es mir
02:08
49 Deutsche Volkslieder, Book 1, WoO 33: No. 6. Da unten im Tale
25.     49 Deutsche Volkslieder, Book 1, WoO 33: No. 6. Da unten im Tale
01:49
49 Deutsche Volkslieder, Book 5, WoO 33: No. 34. Wie komm ich denn zur Tür herein?
26.     49 Deutsche Volkslieder, Book 5, WoO 33: No. 34. Wie komm ich denn zur Tür herein?
02:23
5 Romanzen und Lieder, Op. 84: No. 4. Vergebliches Ständchen
27.     5 Romanzen und Lieder, Op. 84: No. 4. Vergebliches Ständchen
01:47

Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny

5 Lieder, Op. 10: No. 5. Bergelust
28.     5 Lieder, Op. 10: No. 5. Bergelust
01:30
6 Lieder, Op. 1: No. 3. Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass
29.     6 Lieder, Op. 1: No. 3. Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass
02:01
5 Lieder, Op. 10: No. 1. Nach Süden
30.     5 Lieder, Op. 10: No. 1. Nach Süden
02:07

Schumann, Robert

Lieder und Gesänge II, Op. 51: No. 5. Liebeslied
31.     Lieder und Gesänge II, Op. 51: No. 5. Liebeslied
01:44

Liszt, Franz

Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S314/R590
32.     Es muss ein Wunderbares sein, S314/R590
01:41

Schumann, Robert

Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: No. 7. Singet nicht in Trauertönen
33.     Lieder und Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: No. 7. Singet nicht in Trauertönen
02:25

Brahms, Johannes

5 Lieder, Op. 49: No. 4. Wiegenlied
34.     5 Lieder, Op. 49: No. 4. Wiegenlied
01:45

Total Playing Time: 01:11:44