Schumann: Einsamkeit - Lieder Matthias Goerne & Markus Hinterhäuser

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Matthias Goerne & Markus Hinterhäuser

Composer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

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  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856 ): Sechs Gedichte und Requiem, Op. 90:
  • 1II. Meine Rose04:24
  • 2III. Kommen und Scheiden01:44
  • 3IV. Die Sennin02:14
  • 4V. Einsamkeit03:57
  • Sechs Gedichte und Requiem, Op. 90:
  • 5VI. Der schwere Abend01:37
  • 6VII. Requiem03:54
  • 3 Gesänge, Op. 83:
  • 7III. Der Einsiedler04:04
  • Myrthen, Op. 25:
  • 8VII. Die Lotosblume01:52
  • 9No.24. Du bist wie eine Blume02:03
  • Gedichte aus Liebesfrühling, Op. 37:
  • 10I. Der Himmel hat eine Träne geweint02:13
  • Myrthen, Op. 25:
  • 11XXI. Was will die einsame Träne?03:25
  • Minnespiel, Op. 101:
  • 12IV. Mein schöner Stern!02:33
  • Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 96:
  • 13I. Nachtlied03:27
  • 6 Gesänge, Op. 89:
  • 14I. Es stürmet am Abendhimmel01:40
  • 15II. Heimliches Verschwinden02:30
  • 16III. Herbstlied02:45
  • 17IV. Abschied vom Walde01:45
  • 18V. Ins Freie02:11
  • 19VI. Abendlied02:47
  • Total Runtime51:05

Info for Schumann: Einsamkeit - Lieder

Following the Matthias Goerne Schubert Edition for harmonia mundi, a venture that has revealed his stature as the foremost interpreter of lieder, especially at its darkest, Matthias Goerne has now selected 19 gems, lovingly fashioned by Schumann in the year of his marriage (1840). They are contrasted with those of the Düsseldorf period (1849-52). From the fragrant flowers of the bouquet of 'Myrtles' to the nocturnal atmosphere of the 'Six Poems and Requiem' the mood spans Schumman's joy in his marriage to his beloved Clara but also the darkest despair: in which he erects a worthy monument to his soulmate, the poet and arch-melancholic of his time, Nikolaus Lenau. An enchanted, sometimes brooding, nocturnal atmosphere dominates these impressive songs, whose piano accompaniment – hardly coincidentally – recalls the tone of Chopin's Nocturnes, played here by Markus Hinterhäuser, artistic director of the Salzburg Festival and regular collaborator with Matthias.

Matthias Goerne, baritone
Markus Hinterhäuser, piano

Matthias Goerne
is one of the most internationally sought-after vocalists and a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with leading orchestras all over the world. Conductors of the first rank as well as eminent pianists are among his musical partners.

Since his opera début at the Salzburg Festival in 1997 (Papageno), Matthias Goerne has appeared on the world’s principal opera stages, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro Real, Madrid; Paris National Opera; Vienna State Opera; and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. His carefully chosen roles range from Wolfram, Amfortas, Kurwenal and Orest right up to the title roles in Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, Paul Hindemithʼs Mathis der Maler and Aribert Reimann’s Lear. Goerne’s artistry has been documented on numerous recordings, many of which have received prestigious awards. He is currently recording a series of selected Schubert songs (The Goerne/Schubert Edition – 11 CDs) for Harmonia Mundi.

From 2001 through 2005 Matthias Goerne taught as an honorary professor of song interpretation at the Robert Schumann Academy of Music in Düsseldorf. In 2001, he was appointed an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Born in Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer in Leipzig, and with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Highlights of the 2011/12 season included a tour with the Vienna Philharmonic, appearances at the Vienna State Opera and the Saito Kinen Festival (Bluebeard with Seiji Ozawa) and song recitals with Christoph Eschenbach and Leif Ove Andsnes in Paris, Vienna and New York (Carnegie Hall).

In 2012/13, Matthias Goerne sings Wolfram at the Bavarian State Opera and Amfortas in concert with the Teatro Real in Madrid. Concert highlights include appearances with the Orchestre de Paris (Bluebeard), Berlin Philharmonic (War Requiem), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony), Filarmonica del Teatro alla Scala (Mahler Lieder) and San Francisco Symphony (Wagner arias) as well as song recitals with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Schubert cycles with Christoph Eschenbach at the Vienna Musikverein.

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