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Angelika Kirchschlager - When Night Falls


Release Date: 11/02/1999 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64498   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Stephen SondheimRichard RodgersJohannes BrahmsFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Angelika KirchschlagerRoger VignolesJohn WilliamsHelmut Deutsch,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Metropolitan Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The story goes that Sony had to twist Angelika Kirchschlager’s arm pretty hard to persuade her to record this compilation: after all, she has hitherto been known for rather more rigorous programming both in live recital and on disc. With pictures of herself and her baby enfolded in a bath towel, the packaging may be soft-focus, but Kirchschlager proves herself no soft touch. She takes it all seriously enough to use a Welsh, Provencal and Portuguese language coach where necessary; and to include songs which go darker and deeper than the (itals)Wiegenlieder(end itals) of Schubert and Brahms which frame this recital. For here, too, is Brahms’s ‘Gestille Sehnsucht’, revealing the shadowy yearnings of the distinctly adult soul; and Weber’s ‘Lass Read more mich schlummern’, its latent agitation trembling through John Williams’s guitar accompaniment. The breadth of idiom within this ostensibly single-mood recital is matched by the variety of accompaniment: as well as Williams’s guitar, Yuri Bashmet’s viola puts in an appearance for Brahms, and Roger Vignoles joins the chamber-musical soloists who accompany Haydn’s arrangement of ‘Ar hyd y nos’. Kirchschlager’s kid-gloves Welsh is as nicely attuned to Haydn’s prettification of the folksong as her English is to lullabies by Menotti and Copland, and to the surprising re-invention of ‘Edelweiss’ as folksong manque.

-- Hilary Finch, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sweeney Todd: Not While I'm Around by Stephen Sondheim
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
The Sound of Music: Edelweiss by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Helmut Deutsch (Piano), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Wiegenlied, D 867/Op. 105 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Volkskinderlieder (15), WoO 31: no 4, Sandmännchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
6.
The Consul: I shall find you shells by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Gillian Tingey (Harp), David Daniels (Cello),
Andrew Brown (Viola), Cathy Thompson (Violin), Jonathan Rees (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Metropolitan Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 4, Brezairola by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: French 
8.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 4 - no 2, Oï, ayaï by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: French 
9.
Welsh Folksong, H 31b: no 9, All through the night by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jonathan Rees (Violin), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Welsh 
10.
Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling, K 596 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
12.
Canciones negras (5): no 4, Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Spain 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
13.
Old American Songs, Set 2: The Little Horses by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Cantiga de ninar by Miguel Kertsman
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Portuguese 
15.
Süsse, süsse Sommernacht by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: German 
16.
Wiegenlied, D 498/Op. 98 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Helmut Deutsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
17.
Into the Woods: Stay with Me by Stephen Sondheim
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Deutsche Lieder (5), Op. 25: no 3, Lass mich schlummern by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
19.
Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Helmut Deutsch (Piano), Yuri Bashmet (Viola), Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1864-84; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1999 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Not While I'm Around from "Sweeney Todd" (Vocal)
Edelweiss from "The Sound of Music" (Vocal)
Wiegenlied "Guten Abend, gut Nacht" Op. 49, No. 4
Gestillte Sehnsucht, Op. 91, No. 1 (Vocal)
Geistliches Wiegenlied (nach Lope de Vega von Geibel), Op. 91, No. 2 (Vocal)
Wiegenlied "Wie sich der Äuglein," D 867 Op. 105, No. 2 (Vocal)
Sandmännchen (Vocal)
Mother's Aria from "The Consul" (Vocal)
Brezairola (Berceuse) from "Chants d' Auvergne" Vol. I (Vocal)
Oï Ayaï from Chants d' Auvergne Vol. I (Vocal)
"Ar hyd y nos" (All through the night), No. 1 (Vocal)
Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling (Vocal)
Laß mich schlummern, Herzlein, schweige Op. 25, Nr. 3 (Vocal)
V. Nana (Berceuse) from Siete Canciones populares Españolas (Vocal)
Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito (Vocal)
The Little Horses (Lullaby) (Vocal)
Cantiga de Ninar (Baby's Goodnight Song) (Vocal)
Süße, süße Sommernacht (Vocal)
Wiegenlied "Schlafe, schlafe, holder süßer Knabe" D 498 Op. 98, No. 2 (Vocal)
Stay With Me from "Into the Woods" (Vocal)

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