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Schumann : Song Cycles

James Gilchrist - tenor
Anna Tilbrook - piano


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‘His enunciation is superb, his melodic phrasing is always wonderfully musical …’ - BBC Music Magazine

‘Gilchrist's singing and Tilbrook's piano accompaniments are all that can be wished for.’ - MusicWeb International


• James Gilchrist's latest recording for Linn encompasses three of the greatest examples of the song cycle genre.

• Moving away from English song into the core Germanic Lieder repertoire, James’s expressive tenor voice is ideally suited to showcase the emotional nuances of Schumann’s vocal writing.

• Liederkreis shows Schumann at his most lyrical and deeply romantic; incredibly Op. 24 was his first published vocal composition.

• Dichterliebe, Schumann's best-known song cycle, is regarded as one of the finest in the German language, notable for its perfect pairing of Heinrich Heine’s poetry with Schumann's music.

• A prolific and versatile recitalist James has frequently performed Lieder repertoire, most recently Schubert’s Schwanengesang and Beethoven’s An die Ferne Geliebte at Wigmore Hall.

• James will return to Wigmore Hall in January 2016, to begin a three concert recital series spanning two years, performing the Schumann song cycles Liederkreis and Dichterliebe.

• James Gilchrist has appeared with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles and under several leading conductors.

• James is sought after for operatic roles, ensemble performances and as a respected recitalist.

• James has previously recorded works by Gerald Finzi, Ralph Vaughan Williams Kenneth Leighton, Ivor Gurney, Arthur Bliss and Peter Warlock and has uncovered the beautiful songs of Muriel Herbert.

• James' 2015 dates include Toronto (Canada), Evosges (France), de Bijloke (Gent), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Philharmonie (Köln), the Rhine Valley Music Festival and Liederkreis, Op. 39 at the Edinburgh International Festival.

• Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain's most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music.   She made her debut at Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe's major concert halls and festivals.

  Liederkreis, Op. 24
  1. Morgens steh’ ich auf
  2. Es treibt mich hin
  3. Ich wandelte unter den Baümen
  4. Lieb' Liebchen
  5. Schöne Wiege meine Leiden
  6. Warte, warte, wilder Schiffmann
  7. Berg’ und Burgen schau’n herunter
  8. Anfangs wollt’ ich fast verzagen
  9. Mit Myrthen und Rosen

Liederkreis, Op. 39
10. In der Fremde
11. Intermezzo
12. Waldesgespräch
13. Die Stille
14. Mondnacht
15. Schöne Fremde
16. Auf einer Burg
17. In der Fremde
18. Wehmut
19. Zwielicht
20. Im Walde
21. Frühlingsnacht

Dichterliebe, Op. 48
22. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
23. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen
24. Die Rose, die Lilie
25. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’
26. Ich will meine Seele tauchen
27. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
28. Ich grolle nicht
29. Und wüßtem’s die Blumen
30. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
31. Hör’ ich das Liedchen klingen
32. Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
33. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
34. Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet
35. Allnächtlich im Traume
36. Aus alten Märchen winkt es
37. Die alten, bösen Lieder



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