Irwin Gage

Biography

Born: September 4, 1939; Cleveland, OH  
Based in Germany, the American pianist Irwin Gage has become one of the best-known piano accompanists for German and other lieder singers.

His father was Hungarian and his mother Russian. At the University of Michigan and Yale University, he studied piano, musicology, and literature. He found himself developing a particular interest in art song, which led him to continue his studies in Vienna, where he attended the Akademie für Musik.
Read more There his teachers were Hilde Lang-Rulh and Erik Werba. He also had private consultations with Otto Erich Deutsch and Helene Berg. To strengthen his knowledge of French vocal literature he studied in Paris with Pierre Bernac, the great singer and associate of composer Francis Poulenc.

He made a debut in Vienna in 1973 as soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Claudio Abbado and occasionally does play solo performances. However, he has found the highest demand for his skills as an accompanist. Among the internationally famous vocal artists who have requested him for their recitals are Arleen Auger, Francisco Araiza, Peter Schreier, René Kollo, Lucia Popp, François Le Roux, Jessye Norman, Gundula Janowitz, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Cheryl Studer, Cornelia Kallisch, Tom Krause, and Julie Kaufmann.

Gage also has a strong interest in continuing the great tradition of lieder recitals, and, therefore, pays close attention to emerging younger singers. It is considered a sign of promise when Gage consents to appear with them in full recitals. Among these younger singers have been Roman Trekel, Matthias Goerne, Dietrich Hanschel, Christine Schäfer, Christiane Oelze, Monika Bacelli, Michael Schade, Dagmar Peckova, and Kurt Streit. He is a co-founder and regular participant in the "Freunde des Liedes" series, which, five times a year, presents several young singers. In addition to the German-language lieder repertory (from Beethoven to Hindemith and beyond), he has presented extensive concert series devoted to French and English songs by such composers as Chausson, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, and recordings of songs by Purcell, Ravel, Dvorák, Debussy, Milhaud, and Sibelius.

He has won several major recording prizes, including the Grand Prix du Disque, the Deutschen Schallplattenpreis, the Edison Prize, and the Gramophone Prize. In 1979 he began teaching classes in lieder interpretation at the University of Zürich. He also conducts master classes in Europe, Japan, and the U.S.

In the recording studio, he has made noted recordings with Elly Ameling, Lucia Popp, Chistine Schäfer, Elisabeth Speiser, Cheryl Studer, Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, Tom Krause, René Kollo, Julie Kaufmann, Brigitte Fassbaender, and Gundula Janowitz. On the Arcanta label he has produced two albums of Songs without Voice (Lieder ohne Stimme), featuring Brahms and Schubert songs played as piano solos. Read less
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  • 26.
    Schubert: Lieder / Cheryl Studer, Irwin Gage
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431773 Release Date: 06/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Cheryl Studer,  Irwin Gage
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  • 27.
    Lied Album - Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Kilpinen / Martti Talvela
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 430070 Release Date: 04/24/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Yrjö Kilpinen,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Modest Mussorgsky
    Performer:  Martti Talvela,  Irwin Gage,  Ralf Gothóni
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  • 28.
    Mozart: Lieder - Salzburg 1958-1984 / Schreier, Gruberova, Seefried, Donath, Et Al
    Label: Orfeo D'or   Catalog: 709062 Release Date: 11/28/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Jörg Demus,  Peter Schreier,  Klaus Donath,  Helen Donath  ... 
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  • 29.
    Holnd Fstvl - A Dutch Miracle - Fifty Years - 1947-1997
    Label: Globe   Catalog: 6900 Release Date: 05/09/2006   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Rudolf Escher,  Richard Strauss,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Renato Capecchi,  Teresa Berganza,  Giulietta Simionato,  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini,  George Szell,  Jean Fournet,  Kiril Kondrashin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  Danzi Woodwind Quintet  ... 
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    Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch, Goethe-lieder, Etc
    Label: Globe   Catalog: 6029 Release Date: 05/09/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hugo Wolf
    Performer:  Tom Krause,  Irwin Gage,  Elly Ameling,  Rudolf Jansen
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  • 31.
    Jessye Norman Collection - Schubert & Mahler Lieder
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 000551002 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Phillip Moll,  Irwin Gage
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  • 32.
    The Essential Jessye Norman [CD + DVD]
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 000328300 Release Date: 01/11/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Pietro Mascagni,  Henry Purcell  ... 
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Neil Shicoff,  Geoffrey Parsons,  Irwin Gage  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa,  Sir Colin Davis,  Semyon Bychkov,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Orchestra d'Ile de France,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Orchestre de Paris Chorus  ... 
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  • 33.
    Lieder Recital - Schubert, Mozart, Hüttenbrenner / Rubens, Gage
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 93076 Release Date: 08/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Anselm Hüttenbrenner
    Performer:  Sibylla Rubens,  Irwin Gage
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  • 34.
    Schubert, Schoenberg, R. Strauss, Etc / Lucia Popp, Et Al
    Label: Bbc Legends   Catalog: 4148 Release Date: 06/29/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg,  Franz Schubert,  Johannes Brahms,  Gustav Mahler  ... 
    Performer:  Lucia Popp,  Irwin Gage,  Geoffrey Parsons
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  • 35.
    The Very Best Of Jessye Norman
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 75912 Release Date: 04/22/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Jacques Offenbach,  Francis Poulenc,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Irwin Gage,  Gabriel Bacquier,  Jean-Philippe Lafont  ... 
    Conductor:  Michel Plasson,  Riccardo Muti,  Sylvain Cambreling,  Klaus Tennstedt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus,  Philadelphia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 36.
    Schubert, Hüttenbrenner / Gundula Janowitz, Irwin Gage
    Label: Orfeo D'or   Catalog: 592021 Release Date: 03/25/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anselm Hüttenbrenner,  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Irwin Gage,  Gundula Janowitz
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  • 37.
    Schubert: Lieder / Christine Schafer, Irwin Gage
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 450971 Release Date: 09/16/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Irwin Gage,  Christine Schäfer
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  • 38.
    Debussy, Chausson - Mélodies / Schäfer, Doufexis, Gage
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 459682 Release Date: 03/14/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ernest Chausson,  Claude Debussy
    Performer:  Christine Schäfer,  Irwin Gage,  Stella Doufexis
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  • 39.
    Legendary Treasures - Gundula Janowitz Vol. 1 - Verdi, Et Al
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 7734 Release Date: 10/20/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Richard Strauss,  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Irwin Gage,  Gundula Janowitz,  Christa Ludwig,  Carlo Bergonzi  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Festival Orchestra,  Salzburg Festival Chorus
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  • 40.
    Schubert: Lieder / Janowitz, Gage
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453139 Release Date: 04/01/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Gundula Janowitz,  Irwin Gage
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  • 41.
    Schubert: Lieder / Gundula Janowitz, Irwin Gage
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453082 Release Date: 04/01/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Irwin Gage,  Gundula Janowitz
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  • 42.
    Schubert: Schwanengesang / Prey, Hokanson
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453678 Release Date: 02/14/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Irwin Gage,  Gundula Janowitz,  Hermann Prey,  Leonard Hokanson
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  • 43.
    Brava, Jessye! - Olympic Edition - The Best Of Jessye Norman
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 454693 Release Date: 07/23/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Gustav Mahler,  Mark Watters,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Irwin Gage,  Geoffrey Parsons,  Phillip Moll
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis,  Bernard Haitink,  Mark Watters,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 44.
    Schönberg, Strauss, Debussy: Lieder / Kaufmann, Gage
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 305931 Release Date: 12/12/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg,  Claude Debussy,  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Irwin Gage,  Julie Kaufmann
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  • 45.
    Brava Jessye! - The Very Best Of Jessye Norman
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 442157 Release Date: 10/12/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Traditional,  Maurice Ravel,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Irwin Gage,  Jessye Norman,  Geoffrey Parsons,  Phillip Moll
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink,  Raymond Leppard,  Kurt Masur,  Sir Colin Davis  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra  ... 
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  • 46.
    Wolf: Songs To The Poetry Of Goethe And Morike / Auger, Gage
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 66590 Release Date: 09/17/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hugo Wolf
    Performer:  Irwin Gage,  Arleen Augér
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  • 47.
    Schubert: Lieder / Christa Ludwig, Irwin Gage
    Label: Dg Galleria   Catalog: 431476 Release Date: 03/01/1991   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Christa Ludwig,  Irwin Gage
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