Raff - Sanges-Fruhling, Maria Stuart | Divox CDX20806076

Raff - Sanges-Fruhling, Maria Stuart

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Label: Divox

Cat No: CDX20806076

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 11th November 2016

Contents

Artists

Noemi Nadelmann (soprano)
Barbara Kozelj (mezzo-soprano)
Thomas Oliemans (baritone)
Jan Schultsz (piano)

Works

Raff, Joachim

Maria Stuart, op.172
Sanges-Fruhling, op.98

Artists

Noemi Nadelmann (soprano)
Barbara Kozelj (mezzo-soprano)
Thomas Oliemans (baritone)
Jan Schultsz (piano)

About

Joachim Raff, born in 1822 in Switzerland, was an important composer of the 19th century. Franz Liszt – whose assistant he was from 1850 to 1856 - had great benefit from Raff’s talent for instrumentation. He had influence e.g. on Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and Debussy. Two world premiere recordings: Sanges-Frühling (Springtime of Song) op.98, a collection of 30 compositions for voice with pianoforte, written between 1855 and 1863, is a true discovery, followed by the cycle Maria Stuart, op.172 (12 songs), written in 1872, which takes us back to the busy 16th century. The Swiss soprano Noėmi Nadelmann is a multifaceted and fascinating singer of the classical music scene, with stunning charisma, musical expressivity and dramatic versatility. Barbara Ko˛elj, Slovenian mezzo-soprano, is a true musician, gifted with a ravishing voice and real craftsmanship; she is a dedicated singer, famous for the warmth of her voice and noble presence. The Dutch baritone Thomas Oliemans had his Salzburg Festival debut in 2005 and sung under conductors like K. Nagano, E. de Waart and R. Chailly. The Amsterdam native Jan Schultsz is active as a conductor, chamber player, song accompanist and festival director.

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