Florent Schmitt: Mélodies Diethelm, Haug, Gmünder, Perler, Romer, Rushton
- Florent Schmitt (1870 - 1958): Chansons à quatre voix, Op. 39:
- 1Chansons à quatre voix, Op. 39: I. Véhémente01:22
- 2Chansons à quatre voix, Op. 39: II. Nostalgique02:01
- 3Chansons à quatre voix, Op. 39: III. Naïve02:51
- 4Chansons à quatre voix, Op. 39: IV. Boréale01:26
- 5Chansons à quatre voix, Op. 39: V. Tendre04:12
- 6Chansons à quatre voix, Op. 39: VI. Martiale01:48
- Quatre Lieds, Op. 45:
- 7Quatre Lieds, Op. 45: I. Où vivre?01:32
- 8Quatre Lieds, Op. 45: II. Evocation01:38
- 9Quatre Lieds, Op. 45: III. Fleurs décloses02:23
- 10Quatre Lieds, Op. 45: IV. Ils ont tué trois petites filles02:51
- Kérob-Shal, Op. 67:
- 11Kérob-Shal, Op. 67: I. Octroi03:55
- 12Kérob-Shal, Op. 67: II. Star02:16
- 13Kérob-Shal, Op. 67: III. Vendredi XIII03:38
- Trois Mélodies, Op. 4:
- 14Trois Mélodies, Op. 4: I. Lied03:11
- 15Trois Mélodies, Op. 4: II. Il pleure dans mon coeur02:57
- 16Trois Mélodies, Op. 4: III. Fils de la Vierge02:44
- Deux Chansons, Op. 18:
- 17Deux Chansons, Op. 18: I. Neige, coeur et lys03:32
- 18Deux Chansons, Op. 18: II. Chanson bretonne02:28
- Quatre Poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 100:
- 19Quatre Poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 100: I. Si…02:36
- 20Quatre Poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 100: II. Privilèges01:42
- 21Quatre Poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 100: III. Ses deux yeux02:49
- 22Quatre Poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 100: IV. Le soir qu’Amour03:02
- Trois Chants, Op. 98:
- 23Trois Chants, Op. 98: I. Elle était venue05:13
- 24Trois Chants, Op. 98: II. La citerne des mille colonnes - Yéré Batan06:07
- 25Trois Chants, Op. 98: III. La tortue et le lièvre - Fable04:06
Info zu Florent Schmitt: Mélodies
Rarely heard on disc, the songs of Florent Schmitt receive fresh exposure in this significant new survey of these neglected works including a number of world premiere recordings.
The qualities that appeal in many of Schmitt's larger works are found in abundance in this selection that spans his entire creative life: his music’s gorgeous sensuality, biting wit, laconic charm, and unleashed savagery.
Pianists Fabienne Romer and Edward Rushton along with an outstanding lineup of soloists, explore this rich seam of complex compositional techniques, revealing a composer of extraordinary individuality along with a fascinating affinity with the darker side of human existence.
Sybille Diethelm, soprano
Annina Haug, mezzo-soprano
Nino Aurelio Gmünder, tenor
René Perler, bass-baritone
Fabienne Romer, piano
Edward Rushton, piano
studied singing at the Hochschulen in Zurich and Munich and has degrees in Musicology and German Literature. She is a member of the ensemble of the Fes val ‘Origen’ in the Grisons, where she has performed in many music-theatre produc ons, including world premieres. She can be heard regularly as a concert soloist. She has sung Bach’s Passions in Stu gart under Helmut Rilling and was soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Concentus Musicus in the Vienna Musikverein. With her duo partner of over ten years, Fabienne Romer, she specialises in rediscovering and performing forgo en art songs by Swiss composers.
Having commenced her musical studies with the cello, Annina Haug went on to study singing at the Royal Academy of Music, the Lucerne University of Applied Arts, and the Swiss Opera Studio. She is regularly to be heard as a concert soloist, and especially loves singing chamber music, either in a duo with piano, or with her sister, the harpist Meret Eve Haug. Recent opera c roles include Lucre a in The Rape of Lucre a, Oreste in La Belle-Hélène, Idamante in Idomeneo, Melanto in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Angelica in La Cenerentola and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
Nino Aurelio Gmünder
Freelance lyric tenor Nino Aurelio Gmünder is a much sought-a er concert and opera singer. His broad repertoire encompasses the tenor parts in all the major oratorios, including the St Ma hew and St John Passions, Christmas Oratorio, Messiah, The Crea on, The Seasons, Paulus and Elijah, as well as parts in the Italian repertoire such as Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Opera c roles have included Tamino and Tito (Mozart), Abu Hassan (Weber) and Eurimaco (Monteverdi). He has sung under conductors such as Thomas Hengelbrock, Ivor Bolton, Hansjörg Albrecht, Howard Griffiths, Howard Arman, Georg Kallweit and many others.
has sung with such conductors as Andrew Parro , Mar n Haselböck, Michel Corboz, Livio Pico and Hans-Christoph Rademann, in many of Europe’s most important venues, including San Marco in Venice, the Cathedrals of Berlin and Malaga, and on tour in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nablus and Ramallah. In recitals he has been heard in Wagner’s Villa Wahnfried in Bayreuth, in the Richard Strauss Ins tute in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and in broadcasts on Swiss Radio. His teachers included Cécile Zay, Jakob Stämpfli, Horst Günter, Rudolf Piernay, László Pólgar and Margreet Honig. He also has degrees in Musicology and History from the University of Fribourg/Freiburg.
studied with Homero Francesch and Daniel Fueter at the ZHdK, where she graduated with dis nc on in 2007. Further studies took her to Paris (with Eugen Indiz), Stockholm (with Staffan Scheja) and Munich (with Helmut Deutsch), where she graduated in 2011. In August 2010 she was a finalist in the piano duo category of the ARD Compe on in Munich and was awarded the IFP Special Prize for excellent achievement. Fabienne is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, and one of her special areas of interest is song accompaniment.
is in demand throughout Europe as a pianist specialising in chamber music and song. His discography includes albums for Resonus, BIS, Nimbus, Musiques Suisses, and Lyrita. In 2015 he founded the associa on ‘Besuch der Lieder’, to perform song recitals in private homes. He teaches piano accompaniment at the Lucerne University of Applied Arts. For his achievements, Edward was awarded the C.F. Meyer Founda on prize in 2020. Edward is also a composer whose operas have been performed throughout Switzerland, Germany, the UK and in Philadelphia. He has composed over thirty works for voice and piano.
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