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Decades - A Century of Song, Vol. 2: 1820-1830


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Vivat   Catalog #: 114  
Composer:  Franz SchubertMikhail GlinkaRobert SchumannFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Malcolm MartineauChristopher MaltmanJohn Mark AinsleySarah Connolly,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the second volume in this major recording series, across which a host of world-renowned singers draw listeners, decade by decade, through a century of song, from 1810 to 1910. Each volume features a carefully planned, varied program performed by household names, whilst the series overall creates a comprehensive survey of song right through the nineteenth century – an invaluable teaching asset, as well as a joy for listeners. The second volume, 1820-1830, includes songs from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Russia, by Vincenzo Bellini, Mikhail Glinka, Carl Loewe, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Niedermeyer, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann. The three principal singers for this second volume are mezzo Sarah Connolly, tenor John Mark Read more Ainsley and baritone Christopher Maltman, who are joined by tenors Robin Tritschler and Luis Gomes, and Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan, accompanied by the series’ creator, pianist Malcolm Martineau. Of special note is Sarah Connolly’s performance of Schubert’s three ‘Ellen Songs’, including a glorious rendition of the classic ‘Ave Maria’, Christopher Maltman’s vivid portrayal of Goethe’s ‘Erlkönig’ in Loewe’s setting, and John Mark Ainsley’s beautifully crafted renditions of songs by Schubert, Schumann and Mendelssohn. Extensive presentation includes 64-page booklet with authoritative liner note in three languages by renowned song expert and series consultant Prof Susan Youens, with full texts and translations. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Auf der Bruck, D 853 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Im Frühling, D 882/Op. 101 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Heliopolis no 1, D 753/Op. 65 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Der Gondelfahrer, D 808 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Auflösung, D 807 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Tell me why by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Anush Hovhannisyan (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827-1828; Russia 
7.
Do not tempt me needlessly by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Anush Hovhannisyan (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Russia 
8.
My harp by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Anush Hovhannisyan (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824/1855; Russia 
9.
Lieder und Gesänge ii, Op. 51: no 1, Sehnsucht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
10.
Songs (12), Op. 8: no 1, Minnelied im Mai by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1828; Germany 
11.
Le lac by Louis Niedermeyer
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Robin Tritschler (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Switzerland 
12.
Ballads (3), Op. 1: no 3, Erlkönig by Carl Loewe
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1824; Germany 
13.
Ballads (3), Op. 2: no 2, Herr Oluf by Carl Loewe
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Germany 
14.
Ariette (6) da camera: no 1, Malinconia, ninfa gentile by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Luis Gomes (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
15.
Ariette (6) da camera: no 6, Ma rendi pur contento by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Luis Gomes (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
16.
Ariette (6) da camera: no 2, Vanne, o rosa fortunata by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Luis Gomes (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
17.
Ellens Gesang I, D 837/Op. 52 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Ellens Gesang II, D 838/Op. 52 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Der Winterabend, D 938 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Die Taubenpost, D 965a by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 10/1828; Vienna, Austria 

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