Fin de Siecle: Lieder | C-AVI AVI8553313

Fin de Siecle: Lieder


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Label: C-AVI

Cat No: AVI8553313

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 24th November 2014



Anke Vondung (mezzo-soprano)
Christoph Berner (piano)


Berg, Alban

Lieder (4), op.2

Mahler, Gustav

Des Knaben Wunderhorn
» no.2 Verlor'ne Muh'
» no.4 Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
» no.7 Rheinlegendchen
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1
» no.1 Fruhlingsmorgen
» no.2 Erinnerung
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 2
» no.3 Aus! Aus!
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 3
» no.4 Nicht wiedersehen

Schoenberg, Arnold

Lieder (4), op.2

Schreker, Franz

Lieder (5), op.4

Zemlinsky, Alexander von

Maeterlinck Songs (6)


Anke Vondung (mezzo-soprano)
Christoph Berner (piano)


This is the first solo album of the mezzo-soprano Anke Vondung.

Two years ago, inspired by their shared love of Viennese music and visual arts at the turn of the 20th century, Anke and Christoph Berner put together a vocal recital programme featuring lieder by Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, Alexander Zemlinsky and Gustav Mahler. This recording is based on that programme, with the addition of the strikingly expressive early songs of Franz Schreker.

As they investigated the repertoire more closely, they were fascinated to discover the degree of musical and biographical connections the composers shared – the many ways these five composers inspired and had a reciprocal influence on one another.

The music of Gustav Mahler was the focal point around which all subsequent “Viennese” compositions were centred, so they chose to place Mahler’s songs at the end of their selection.

"Over a century ago – in Vienna in 1913 – Schoenberg conducted a concert featuring Mahler’s Songs on the Death of Children and Zemlinsky’s Four Orchestral Songs on poems by Maeterlinck, an evening that went down in history as the Skandalkonzert. Over a century later, we are glad to note that this music is now acknowledged as an integral part of the great European musical legacy."

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