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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 

Sound Samples

18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 1. Rede, Madchen
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 2. Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 3. O die Frauen
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 4. Wie des Abends schone Rote
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 5. Die grune Hopfenranke
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 6. Ein kleiner, hubscher Vogel
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 7. Wohl schon bewandt was es
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 8. Wenn so lind dein Auge
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 9. Am Donaustrande
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 10. O wie sanft die Quelle
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 11. Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 12. Schlosser auf, und mache Schlosser
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 13. Vogelein durchrauscht die Luft
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 15. Nachtigall, sie singt so schon
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 16. Ein dunkler Schacht ist Liebe
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 17. Nicht wandle, mein Licht
18 Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52a (version for piano 4 hands): No. 18. Es bebet das Gestrauche
4 Lieder, Op. 96 (arr. for viola and piano): 4 Lieder, Op. 96: No. 2. Wir wandelten, wir zwei zusammen (arr. for viola and piano)
5 Lieder, Op. 105 (arr. for viola and piano): 5 Lieder, Op. 105: No. 1. Wie Melodien zieht es mir (arr. for viola and piano)
Slavonic Dances, Series 2, Op. 72, B. 145: Slavonic Dance No. 9 in B major, Op. 72, No. 1
Slavonic Dances, Series 2, Op. 72, B. 145: Slavonic Dance No. 10 in E minor, Op. 72, No. 2
Slavonic Dances, Series 2, Op. 72, B. 145: Slavonic Dance No. 12 in D flat major, Op. 72, No. 4
Slavonic Dances, Series 2, Op. 72, B. 145: Slavonic Dance No. 15 in A major, Op. 72, No. 7
6 Piano Pieces, Op. 7 (arr. for violin and piano): 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 7: No. 1. Love Song (arr. for violin and piano)
Ze Sumavy (From the Bohemian Forest), Op. 68, B. 133: No. 5. Silent Woods
Ze Sumavy (From the Bohemian Forest), Op. 68, B. 133: No. 1. In the Spinning Room

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