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Love Songs - Brahms, Dvorak, Suk / Ketler, Lifschitz

Brahms / Ketler / Lifschitz / Bielow / Popovici
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Solo Musica   Catalog #: 175   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsAntonín DvorákJosef Suk
Performer:  Diana KetlerKonstantin LifschitzAndrej Bielow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Raro
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Love Songs is a dialogue about love and its reflections, created by four very close friends, the pianists Diana Ketler and Konstantin Lifschitz, violinist Andrej Bielow and violist Razvan Popovici. In this programme of some of their favourite Romantic duets the musicians journey through the subliminal passion, bucolic nostalgia and gentle irony of Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer, as well as the intimacy and warmth of his songs Wir Wandelten and Wie Melodien zieht es mir. Then they continue with the exuberant admiration for the universe in Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, the ecstatic desire of Suk’s Love Song, and, finally, the spiritual adoration of nature in Dvorak’s Silent Woods and In the Spinning Room. Love Songs is a dialogue about love and its reflections, created by four very close friends, the pianists Diana Ketler and Konstantin Lifschitz, violinist Andrej Bielow and violist Razvan Popovici. In this programme of some of their favourite Romantic duets the musicians journey through the subliminal passion, bucolic nostalgia and gentle irony of Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer, as well as the intimacy and warmth of his songs Wir Wandelten and Wie Melodien zieht es mir. Then they continue with the exuberant admiration for the universe in Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, the ecstatic desire of Suk’s Love Song, and, finally, the spiritual adoration of nature in Dvorak’s Silent Woods and In the Spinning Room. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Liebeslieder Waltzes (18) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 52a by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Diana Ketler (Piano), Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Austria 
2.
Songs (5), Op. 105: no 1, Wie Melodien zieht es mir by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Raro
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
3.
Songs (4), Op. 96: no 2, Wir wandelten, wir zwei zusammen by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Raro
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Austria 
4.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145: no 7 in C major by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Diana Ketler (Piano), Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Bohemia 
5.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Diana Ketler (Piano), Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Bohemia 
6.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145: no 1 in B flat major by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Diana Ketler (Piano), Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Bohemia 
7.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 72/B 145: no 4 in D flat major by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Diana Ketler (Piano), Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Bohemia 
8.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 7: no 1, Love Song by Josef Suk
Performer:  Diana Ketler (Piano), Andrej Bielow (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891-1893; Prague, Czech Republ 
9.
From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68/B 133: no 5, Silent Woods by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Diana Ketler (Piano), Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Bohemia 
10.
From the Bohemian forest, Op. 68/B 133: no 1, In the Spinning Room by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Diana Ketler (Piano), Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Bohemia 

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