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Christoph Prégardien: Wanderer (Download)

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Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler

Ensemble Konstraste

Christoph Prégardien

Challenge Classics / HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue CC72518

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About the Album

Not even our contemporary inclination towards ‘authenticity’ and ‘loyalty to the composer’s intentions’ has been able to stop the trend of adapting scores for a different instrumentation than what the composer originally had in mind. The rapidly growing number of smallish ensembles with combinations of instruments for which very little music is available has even proved to be an added incentive in this direction, leading towards a new development within classical music. Not infrequently, a particular interest is shown in lieder which were originally written for solo voice with piano accompaniment. Sometimes the composers themselves put a small instrumental ensemble or even a complete symphony orchestra in the place of the original piano part, but it is not unusual for others to undertake this task.

One of the composers who adapted a piano score for a complete orchestra was Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), and the orchestration for his Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer, written in 1883-1885) followed the piano version so quickly that the very first performance in 1886 immediately featured the orchestra. In 1920, Arnold Schoenberg created a new version for flute, clarinet, harmonium, piano, string quintet and percussion, and this instrumentation was taken by the ensemble KONTRASTE as the starting point for a project called Wanderer, in collaboration with the tenor Christoph Prégardien. It revolves around Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen as well as sixteen lieder by Robert Schumann, which were arranged for this project by Marcus Reiβenberger. The idea was to retain the liveliness heard in the piano accompaniment while at the same time creating an instrumental colour palette that far surpassed it. A sort of intermezzo is formed by four lieder by contemporary composer Wilhelm Killmayer, who wrote his own instrumentation to fit in with the idiom used in the lieder of Mahler and Schumann.

 

Album tracks

  1. Romanzen Und Balladen I, Op.45: II. Frühlingsfahrt
    Robert Schumann

  2. Waldszenen, Op.82: I. Eintritt
    Robert Schumann

  3. Liederkreis, Op.39: VIII. In Der Fremde
    Robert Schumann

  4. Liederkreis, Op.39: III. Waldesgespräch
    Robert Schumann

  5. Liederkreis, Op.39: V. Mondnacht
    Robert Schumann

  6. Waldszenen, Op.82: III. Einsame Blumen
    Robert Schumann

  7. Gesänge, Op.142: I. Trost Im Gesang
    Robert Schumann

  8. Gedichte Von Justinus Kerner, Op.35: V. Sehnsucht Nach Der Waldgegend
    Robert Schumann

  9. Gedichte Von Justinus Kerner, Op.35: VII. Wanderung
    Robert Schumann

  10. Waldszenen, Op.82: VI. Herberge
    Robert Schumann

  11. Lieder Und Gesänge, Op.127: III. Es Leuchtet Meine Liebe
    Robert Schumann

  12. Lieder Und Gesänge, Op.127: II. Dein Angesicht, So Lieb Und Schön
    Robert Schumann

  13. Gesänge, Op.142: II. Lehn Deine Wang' An Meine Wang'
    Robert Schumann

  14. Gesänge, Op.142: IV. Mein Wagen Rollet Langsam
    Robert Schumann

  15. Waldszenen, Op.82: IX. Abschied
    Robert Schumann

  16. Kinderszenen, Op.15: Xiii. Der Dichter Spricht
    Robert Schumann

  17. Hölderlin-Lieder II: In Lieblicher Bläue
    Wilhelm Killmayer

  18. Hölderlin-Lieder II: Der Mensch
    Wilhelm Killmayer

  19. Hölderlin-Lieder II: Wie Wolken
    Wilhelm Killmayer

 



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