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MAHLER LIEDER EINS FAHRENDEN GESELLEN
ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC SOLOISTS ENSEMBLE
Here is a stunning example of less being infinitely more. Toronto Star
Historical performance pioneer Trevor Pinnock conducts the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble in revealing chamber arrangements from Mahler to Zemlinksy.
Pinnock directs a disciplined and expressive performance
wonderfully lucid performances, conducted by Trevor Pinnock. The Guardian
the performance has both depth and beauty
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr.Schoenberg) is the third in the series which sees Trevor and the Academy perform and record works which are retrospectively reigniting Schoenberg’s vision of performing chamber reductions of symphonic repertoire.
The works in this recording transport us to a period of vast musical change: in Mahler we hear nostalgia welded with modernism; with Wagner, we hear the sunset of Romanticism; with Zemlinsky we hear the seeds of fin-de-siècle Vienna; and in all, the extremities of emotion distilled into non-symphonic forces.
Arnold Schoenberg’s own arrangement of Mahler’s intensely personal song cycle is followed by Erwin Stein’s arrangement of Busoni’s landmark composition Berceuse élégiaque.
Specially commissioned for this chamber series is Christopher Austin’s arrangement of Zemlinsky’s evocative Sechs Gesänge, which enjoys its premiere recording here.
Closing the disc is Wagner’s infamous Siegfried Idyll.
The arrangements for chamber forces serve to illuminate the original scores; the clarity achieved in these performances expose revealing new insights.
Trevor Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments.
Trevor Pinnock is recognised worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with his own orchestra, The English Concert.
He works regularly with orchestras such as Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights include performances of Haydn’s Seasons with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra as principal guest conductor, concerts with Menahem Pressler and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the MDR broadcast of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Tenebrae.
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen|
(Mahler arr. Schoenberg)
1. Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
2. Ging heut’Morgen über’s Feld
3. Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer
4. Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz
5. Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42
(Busoni arr. Stein)
Sechs Gesänge, Op. 13
(Zemlinsky arr. Austin)
6. Die drei Schwestern
7. Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen
8. Lied der Jungfrau
9. Als ihr Geliebter schied
10. Und kehrt er einst heim
11. Sie kam zum Schloß gegangen
12. Siegfried Idyll, WWV. 103
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