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Haunted by Brahms / Furey


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 22765  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsLewis Furey
Performer:  Lewis Furey
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Well-known for his collaborations with Leonard Cohen and Carole Laure, author-composer-performer Lewis Furey has immersed himself in Brahms’ music for more than a decade. The result is Haunted by Brahms, Furey’s very personal take on the composer’s lieder. As he says: “As a singer/songwriter I became fascinated by the quality, the regularity, and the longevity of Brahms’ production as well as the unique combination of profundity and accessibility in his music.” Furey has selected 16 of Brahms’ lieder, adapted and translated from German to English, and sings them in his own way accompanying himself on a Fazioli piano. “Originally these lieder were not intended to be sung in concert halls, but in private salons. People bought the sheet music Read more and sang it at home. The songs were therefore interpreted by ordinary singers. When I understood this, I really began to love them.” (Lewis Furey) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (5), Op. 105: no 1, Wie Melodien zieht es mir by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
2.
Songs (5), Op. 71: no 3, Geheimnis by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
3.
Songs (5), Op. 106: no 4, Meine Lieder by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Austria 
4.
Songs (7), Op. 95: no 7, Schön war, das ich dir weihte by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1884; Austria 
5.
Songs (5), Op. 106: no 5, Ein Wanderer by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Austria 
6.
Songs (5), Op. 71: no 2, An den Mond by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
7.
Songs (4), Op. 70: no 2, Lerchengesang by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
8.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
9.
Songs (8), Op. 59: no 4, Nachklang by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
10.
Songs (6), Op. 86: no 4, Über die Heide by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1877-79; Austria 
11.
Die schöne Magelone, Op. 33: no 12, Muss es eine Trennung geben by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1868; Austria 
12.
Songs (8), Op. 59: no 1, Dämmrung senkte sich von oben by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1858-73; Austria 
13.
Songs (5), Op. 72: no 1, Alte Liebe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Austria 
14.
Songs (7), Op. 48: no 7, Herbstgefühl by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Austria 
15.
Songs (9), Op. 32: no 2, Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
16.
Songs (5), Op. 105: no 2, Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
17.
The Humours Of: Haunted by Lewis Furey
Performer:  Lewis Furey (Piano), Lewis Furey (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 

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