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The Captive Nightingale / Elena Xanthoudakis


Release Date: 03/11/2016 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 398   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Andreas SpäthConradin KreutzerHeinrich ProchJohann Wenzel Kalliwoda,   ... 
Performer:  Jason XanthoudakisElena XanthoudakisClemens Leske
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Australian soprano Elena Xanthoudakis is forging her career in Europe to many accolades. She has been described as “intoxicating with her cut-diamond clarity of tone, elegant legato, even crescendos and aching trills.” (Herald Sun) Accompanied by clarinetist Jason Xanthoudakis and pianist Clemens Leske, brilliant musicians in their own right, this new album from Signum features German romantic pieces for soprano, clarinet, and piano. Especially intriguing amongst these titles, are three world premier recordings: Die gefangene Nachtigall (The Captive Nightingale), Er, der Herrlichste von allen (He, the Noblest of All), and Der Hirt und das Meerweib (The Shepherd and the Mermaid). Australian soprano Elena Xanthoudakis is forging her career in Europe to many accolades. She has been described as “intoxicating with her cut-diamond clarity of tone, elegant legato, even crescendos and aching trills.” (Herald Sun) Accompanied by clarinetist Jason Xanthoudakis and pianist Clemens Leske, brilliant musicians in their own right, this new album from Signum features German romantic pieces for soprano, clarinet, and piano. Especially intriguing amongst these titles, are three world premier recordings: Die gefangene Nachtigall (The Captive Nightingale), Er, der Herrlichste von allen (He, the Noblest of All), and Der Hirt und das Meerweib (The Shepherd and the Mermaid). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Alpenlied: Froh, durch blüthenvolle Gründe by Andreas Späth
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838 
2.
Das Mühlrad by Conradin Kreutzer
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
3.
Schweitzer's Heimweh, Op. 38 by Heinrich Proch
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
4.
Die gefangene Nachtigall by Heinrich Proch
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
5.
Heimatlied, Op. 117 by Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Bohemia 
6.
Seit ich ihn gesehen, Op. 82 by Franz Lachner
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
7.
Er, der Herrlichste von allen by Franz Lachner
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
8.
Romanze, D 114 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Meine Heimat, Op. 18 by Johann Sobeck
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
11.
Der Sennin Heimweh, Op. 236 by Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1862; Bohemia 
12.
Der Hirt und das Meerweib by Peter von Lindtpaintner
Performer:  Jason Xanthoudakis (Clarinet), Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Clemens Leske (Piano)

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