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Vienna: Fin de siecle / Hannigan, De Leeuw


Release Date: 09/14/2018 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 393  
Composer:  Arnold SchoenbergAnton WebernAlban BergAlexander von Zemlinsky,   ... 
Performer:  Barbara HanniganReinbert De Leeuw
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An NPR Music Best Classical Album Of 2018

After the huge success of her first album for Alpha, Crazy Girl Crazy, which received a Grammy Award, a JUNO Classical Award in Canada, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, FFFF in Télérama and DIAMANT in Opéra Magazine and was BBC Music Magazine CD of the Month, Barbara Hannigan is back with her long-time collaborator, the Dutch pianist and great interpreter of twentieth-century music Reinbert de Leeuw, for a recital exploring the roots of modern music, with the composers who left their mark on the turn of the twentieth century: Hugo Wolf (Mignon Lieder), Arnold Schoenberg (Vier Lieder op.2), Anton Webern (Fünf Lieder nach Gedichten von R.
Read more Dehmel), Alexander Zemlinsky (selected lieder), Alma Mahler (Die stille Nacht etc.) and Alban Berg (Sieben frühe Lieder). From what has been called the Second Viennese School, an incredible mix of musicians, painters, writers and other artists frequenting salons and cafés, a completely new musical language was born. Barbara Hannigan is especially fond of this repertory and has long championed it.

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REVIEWS:

Hannigan's tone at the final cry of "Magdalene" is an object lesson in how to color the voice with emotion. She sweetens her sound in Zemlinsky's gorgeous "Empfägnis" (Conception), while in Anton Webern's compact "Am Ufer" (On the Shore), every overripe note is charged with anticipation. With painter-like touches, pianist Reinbert de Leeuw excels in every searching harmony, every lonely pause between notes.

– NPR Music (Tom Huizenga)

The sensuous beauty of Hannigan’s voice as she traces the vocal lines’ leaps and bounds is always pure in tone. De Leeuw’s piano playing, gently crisp and penetrating, casts its own spell, enhanced by the sympathetic recording.

– Sunday Times (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (4), Op. 2 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Dehmel Lieder (5) by Anton Webern
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Early Songs (7) by Alban Berg
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; Austria 
4.
Gesänge (8), Op. 5: no 6, Tiefe Sehnsucht by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Gesänge (8), Op. 5: no 1, Schlaf nur ein by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Gesänge (5), Op. 7: no 4, Irmelin Rose by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1899; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Gesänge (5), Op. 7: no 2, Entbietung by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1899; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Gesänge (5), Op. 7: no 1, Da waren zwei Kinder by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
9.
Lieder (13), Op. 2: no 8, Frühlingstag by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896 
10.
Lieder (13), Op. 2: no 6, Empfängniss by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
11.
Lieder (5): no 5, Ich wandle unter Blumen by Alma Mahler
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910 
12.
Lieder (5): no 3, Laue Sommernacht by Alma Mahler
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910 
13.
Lieder (5): no 1, Die stille Stadt by Alma Mahler
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Austria 
14.
Goethe Lieder: no 9, Mignon "Kennst du das Land" by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
15.
Goethe Lieder: no 7, Mignon III "So lasst mich scheinen" by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Goethe Lieder: no 6, Mignon II "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt" by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Goethe Lieder: no 5, Mignon I "Heiss mich nicht reden" by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Barbara Hannigan (Soprano), Reinbert De Leeuw (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 

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