Berio - Sinfonia; Mahler - 10 Fruhe Lieder (orch Berio) | Harmonia Mundi HMC902180

Berio - Sinfonia; Mahler - 10 Fruhe Lieder (orch Berio)

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMC902180

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 9th September 2016

Contents

Works

Berio, Luciano

Sinfonia

Mahler, Gustav

Des Knaben Wunderhorn
» Ablosung um Sommer (orch Berio)
» Hans und Grete (orch Berio)
» Ich ging mit Lust (orch Berio)
» Nicht wiedersehen! (orch Berio)
» Scheiden und Meiden (orch Berio)
» Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen (orch Berio)
» Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz (orch Berio)
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1
» no.1 Fruhlingsmorgen (orch. L Berio)
» no.2 Erinnerung (orch L Berio)
» no.5 Phantasie aus Don Juan (orch. L Berio)

Artists

Matthias Goerne (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Synergy Vocals

Conductor

Juan Pons

Works

Berio, Luciano

Sinfonia

Mahler, Gustav

Des Knaben Wunderhorn
» Ablosung um Sommer (orch Berio)
» Hans und Grete (orch Berio)
» Ich ging mit Lust (orch Berio)
» Nicht wiedersehen! (orch Berio)
» Scheiden und Meiden (orch Berio)
» Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen (orch Berio)
» Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz (orch Berio)
Lieder und Gesange aus der Jugendzeit, Book 1
» no.1 Fruhlingsmorgen (orch. L Berio)
» no.2 Erinnerung (orch L Berio)
» no.5 Phantasie aus Don Juan (orch. L Berio)

Artists

Matthias Goerne (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Synergy Vocals

Conductor

Juan Pons

About

"Since it was first performed in 1969, Luciano Berio's Sinfonia has become a classic, certainly the most widely known of all his works and arguably the most successful concert piece by a composer of his generation." The Guardian

This release is dedicated to the pioneer of Italian modernism Luciano Berio. His 5-movement 'Sinfonia', is undoubtedly his most well-known work, written for the New York Philharmonic and dedicated to Leonard Bernstein. It has become one of the key works and principle musical manifestations of the 1960s bringing together collage technique and modernism. A few years later, Berio went on to orchestrate a number of songs on texts from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn', which Mahler had scored for piano and voice, as if they had been written at the time of the later 'Kindertotenlieder'. A symphonic backcloth tailor-made for the great baritone voice of Matthias Goerne [whose 'Knaben Wunderhorn' songs are already available on DVD, with Andris Nelsons, from Lucerne]. His warm, dark voice allows him to capture the sombre and tragic atmosphere of this music like no one else.

Des Knaben Wunderhorn
1 VI. Ablösung im Sommer
2 V. Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz
3 VIII. Nicht wiedersehen!
4 I. Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen
Lieder und Gesänge, Book 1
5 II. Erinnerung
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
6 Hans und Grete
7 II. Ich ging mit Lust
Lieder und Gesänge, Book 1
8 I. Frühlingsmorgen
9 V. Phantasie aus "Don Juan"
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
10 VII. Scheiden und Meiden
11-15 Sinfonia

Reviews

As a result of its popularity, there’s been no shortage of recordings of the Sinfonia since Berio himself conducted the first, shortly after the premiere. But this latest one, taken from Josep Pons’s concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2012, thoughtfully underlines the Berio-Mahler connection by pairing it with the set of 10 early Mahler songs that Berio orchestrated in the mid-80s. ... Matthias Goerne gives the vocal lines the slightly larger-than-life quality they need, exaggerating their expressive extremes and running through his full palette of baritonal shades.  Andrew Clements
BBC Music Magazine 30 September 2016

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