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Alma & Gustav Mahler

Karen Cargill mezzo-soprano
Simon Lepper piano


    ‘Dark, mobile, richly emotional … makes you clutch at your heart…’ - The Times

    ‘Cargill's performance is a revelation for me …excellent pronunciation, diction and colour.’ - BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’

    ‘[A] sumptuous voice … extraordinary musical delicacy and emotional range.’ - The Independent

    ‘Karen Cargill has a remarkably beautiful voice, full of sunny delicacy and warmth.’ - BBC Music Magazine
• Frequently singled out for her phenomenal vocals Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill brings her exemplary range of vocal colours and rich emotional expression to bear in her debut solo recital.

• Seldom paired, the well-known Gustav Mahler lieder follow five of wife Alma’s lesser-known, but equally engaging, songs.

• These personal and highly romantic songs are perfectly complemented by Cargill’s poetic sensitivity; her warm and vibrant voice, with the emotional insight borne of opera, is breathtakingly beautiful.

• In 2013 Cargill was appointed Associate Artist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; their recording of Berlioz Les nuits d’été & La mort de Cléopâtre with Robin Ticciati was named Gramophone’s ‘Recording of the Month’.

• Winner of the 2002 Kathleen Ferrier Award, Cargill has won many fans through her performances at The Metropolitan, New York, Covent Garden, London and Deutsche Opera, Berlin.

• Past and future highlights with Simon Lepper include appearances at Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kennedy Centre Washington, as well as her New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall and regular recitals live on BBC Radio Three.

• Cargill has performed Mahler's Symphony No.3 and Das Lied von der Erd at the BBC Proms.

• Concert plans this season and beyond include the Edinburgh International Festival, Berlioz with the LSO and Gergiev, Duruflé with Ticciati, and Berlioz with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Ticciati.

• Simon Lepper accompanies with sensitivity and flair; an award-winning pianist specialising in vocal accompanying, Lepper is a regular recital partner of Cargill’s.

Alma Mahler (1879-1964)
Fünf Lieder
  1. Die stille Stadt     2:54
  2. In mienes Vaters Garten     6:11
  3. Laue Sommernacht     2:07
  4. Bei dir ist es traut     1:54
  5. Ich wandle unter Blumen     1:17

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Rückert Lieder
  6. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder     1:18
  7. Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft!     2:14
  8. Liebst du um Schönheit     2:44
  9. Um Mitternacht     5:45
10. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen     6:04

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen:
11. Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht     3:32
12. Ging heut morgen über’s Feld     4:10
13. Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer     2:54
14. Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz     5:45

15. Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’: IV. Urlicht     4:41

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