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Christoph Prégardien | Michael Gees: Between Life and Death (SACD)

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Christoph Prégardien / Michael Gees

Christoph Prégardien | Michael Gees: Between Life and Death (SACD)

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Between Life and Death – Songs and Arias

Christoph Prégardien | Michael Gees

Challenge Classics / HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue CC72324

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About the Album

The protagonist of the new album by Christoph Prégardien and Michael Gees has not yet arrived on the scene at the start and is awaited with the greatest yearning. “Come sweet death! Come  blessed rest! Come, lead me in peace, for I am weary of the world, ah come!” Thus the opening of the aria from Bach’s Schemelli Liederbuch, which starts the programme “Between Life and Death”.

Death not as the end but as the beginning of a better life – perhaps this message, filled with baroque certainty of salvation and unshakeable quietude, sounds as remote for us today as the afterlife itself.

Christoph Prégardien frankly admits to admiring the people of Bach’s time somewhat for their trusting relationship to death: “Today death has been pushed out of our life almost completely, outlawed to the hospital ward and old people’s home. And this is the very reason we have compiled our programme: so that people become a little more aware that death is always in our midst. That we can’t ignore it, but have to accept it.”


Album tracks

  1. Komm, süßer Tod
    Johann Sebastian Bach

  2. Symphony No. 2, No. 4: Urlicht
    Gustav Mahler

  3. Schwanengesang Op. 23, No. 3
    Franz Schubert

  4. Stirb, Lieb? Und Freud! Op. 35, No. 2
    Robert Schumann

  5. Auflösung
    Franz Schubert

  6. Abendempfindung
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  7. Felderinsamkeit, Op. 86, No. 2
    Johannes Brahms

  8. Wie Rafft? Ich Mich Auf, Op. 32, No. 1
    Johannes Brahms

  9. Edward, Op. 1, No. 1
    Johannes Brahms

  10. Nein, Länger Trag? Ich Nicht die Qualen & Durch die Wälder Durch die Auen
    Carl Maria von Weber

  11. Denk? Es, o Seele!
    Hugo Wolf

  12. Der Jüngling und der Tod
    Franz Schubert

  13. Der Tod und das Mädchen
    Franz Schubert

  14. Anakreons Grab
    Hugo Wolf

  15. Das Ständchen
    Hugo Wolf

  16. Neue Liebe Op. 19, No. 4
    Felix Mendelssohn

  17. Erlkönig, Op. 1, No. 3
    Carl Loewe

  18. Dereinst, Gedanke Mein
    Hugo Wolf

  19. Arie of Lenski
    Peter Tschaikowsky

  20. Kriegers Ahnung
    Franz Schubert

  21. Revelge
    Gustav Mahler

  22. Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen
    Gustav Mahler

 



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