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Lieder By Max Kowalski

Kowalski,Max / Holzmair,Wolfgang
Release Date: 05/05/2015 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9431   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Max Kowalski
Performer:  Wolfgang HolzmairThérèse Lindquist
Number of Discs: 1 
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Works on This Recording

1.
6 Heine-Lieder: Ein schöner Stern geht auf in meiner Nacht by Max Kowalski
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Thérèse Lindquist (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1937 
2.
Gedichte (12) aus Pierrot lunaire, Op. 4 by Max Kowalski
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Thérèse Lindquist (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1913 ; Berlin, Germany  
3.
Der Frühling by Max Kowalski
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Thérèse Lindquist (Piano)
4.
Nachtgeäusche by Max Kowalski
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Thérèse Lindquist (Piano)
5.
Immer wieder by Max Kowalski
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Thérèse Lindquist (Piano)
6.
Ernste Stunde by Max Kowalski
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Thérèse Lindquist (Piano)
7.
Der Panther by Max Kowalski
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Thérèse Lindquist (Piano)
8.
Liebeslied by Max Kowalski
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Thérèse Lindquist (Piano)

Customer Reviews

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 An attractive program August 19, 2015 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "This new release from Bridge doesn't just feature a Kowalski program; it's a recording of a concert baritone Wolfgang Holzmair performed in 2011 for a Max Kowalski symposium. As he explains in the liner notes, the selection and sequencing of the lieder is of paramount importance, grouping similar works together. The emotional center of the concert (and this recording) is Pierrot Lunaire, which Kowalski completed the same year as Schoenberg's settings. While Schoenberg set the unsettling imagery of the text to equally unsettled music, Kowalski remains firmly within tonal limits. And yet his version of Pierrot Lunaire is also exotic and unsettling in its own way. Wolfgang Holzmair has a warm, rich baritone that seems well-suited to the repertoire. Kowalski was an intuitive melodist, and Holzmair's fluid delivery retains some of the spontaneous nature of the music. Highly recommended for aficionados of lieder." Report Abuse
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