Beethoven - Folk Songs | Naxos 8574174

Beethoven - Folk Songs

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8574174

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 22nd May 2020

Contents

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

British Songs (7), WoO158b
» no.2 Castle O'Neill
Irish Songs (12), WoO154
» no.9 Oh! would I were but that sweet linnet
Irish Songs (20), WoO153
» no.5 I dream'd I lay
» no.11 When far from home
» no.12 I'll praise the Saints
» no.13 Sunshine
» no.15 'Tis but in vain
Irish Songs (25), WoO152
» no.5 On the Massacre of Glencoe
Scottish Songs (25), op.108
» no.4 The Maid of Isla
» no.7 Bonny Laddie, Highland Laddie
» no.11 Oh! Thou art the lad of my heart, Willy
» no.20 Faithfu' Johnie
Songs (23) of Various Nationalities, WoO158a
» no.19 Una paloma blanca
Welsh Songs (26), WoO155
» no.7 O let the night my blushes hide
» no.19 The Vale of Clwyd
» no.20 To the blackbird

Artists

Paula Sophie Bohnet (soprano)
Daniel Johannsen (tenor)
Georg Klimbacher (baritone)
Josef Herzer (violin)
Bertin Christelbauer (cello)
Bernadette Bartos (piano)

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

British Songs (7), WoO158b
» no.2 Castle O'Neill
Irish Songs (12), WoO154
» no.9 Oh! would I were but that sweet linnet
Irish Songs (20), WoO153
» no.5 I dream'd I lay
» no.11 When far from home
» no.12 I'll praise the Saints
» no.13 Sunshine
» no.15 'Tis but in vain
Irish Songs (25), WoO152
» no.5 On the Massacre of Glencoe
Scottish Songs (25), op.108
» no.4 The Maid of Isla
» no.7 Bonny Laddie, Highland Laddie
» no.11 Oh! Thou art the lad of my heart, Willy
» no.20 Faithfu' Johnie
Songs (23) of Various Nationalities, WoO158a
» no.19 Una paloma blanca
Welsh Songs (26), WoO155
» no.7 O let the night my blushes hide
» no.19 The Vale of Clwyd
» no.20 To the blackbird

Artists

Paula Sophie Bohnet (soprano)
Daniel Johannsen (tenor)
Georg Klimbacher (baritone)
Josef Herzer (violin)
Bertin Christelbauer (cello)
Bernadette Bartos (piano)

About

George Thomson of Edinburgh, a notable promoter of Scottish music, encouraged settings of his nation’s folk songs. In particular, he found a rich source of arrangements in Vienna, where he commissioned first Haydn and then Beethoven to set a large sequence of poems, including those of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. Thomson envisaged simple works, agreeable to amateurs, but Beethoven found it impossible to compose within such limitations and his settings, which include Irish and Welsh songs, with the accompaniment of strings and piano, have proved perennially popular.

Pianist Bernadette Bartos is the featured pianist of the Beethoven Lieder series, Vol.1 (8574071). Her playing was described as ‘fairly lively and sensitive’ by The Art Music Lounge. Bartos has performed at venues across Europe, including the Wiener Musikverein and the Wiener Konzerthaus. Her debut at Regent Hall, London gained her First Prize in the Beethoven Chamber Music Competition of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe.

German soprano Paula Sophie Bohnet made her operatic debut in 2013 with the role of Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She was the recipient of the prestigious Giovanni Omodeo Scholarship and has been awarded several prizes from organisations such as the Österreichischen Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung for her Master’s degree.

Austrian tenor Daniel Johannsen studied with Lieder specialists such as Robert Holl, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Christa Ludwig, and thus approaches art song performance with great affection. Along with the great Schubert and Schumann cycles, his repertoire includes more than 300 settings, which he has performed with pianists Graham Johnson, Charles Spencer and Helmut Deutsch, among others

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