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Matter of Heart: Trios for Tenor, Horn and Piano / Pregardien, Darbellay, Gees


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72771  
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenFranz LachnerConradin KreutzerCarl Kossmaly,   ... 
Performer:  Olivier DarbellayChristoph PrégardienMichael Gees
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

By 1800, several songs with horn, harp or piano accompaniment had been written, but it was not until the heyday of the romantic art song- its main exponent being Franz Schubert- that the combination of voice, horn and piano came into flower. From the nineteenth century alone, around 200 songs with obbligato horn parts survive. When Franz Schubert composed Auf dem Strom (“On the river”) in 1828, he had created a masterpiece in the genre of the so-called concert song. Schubert’s circle of friends in Vienna comprised many young composers, including Franz Lachner. “Die Seejungfern” (“The mermaids”) was written on January 1 1833 in Vienna. “Herbst” (“Autumn”), was written earlier. Another composer who live din Vienna at the same time as Franz Read more Schubert was Conradin Kreutzer. His two songs with horn accompaniment, of which “Das Muhlrad” (“The Mill Wheel”) became very famous, whilst the later “Standchen” (“Serenade”) is hardly performed, both pay homage to the fashion of the time, but also reveal a well-versed composer at every turn. Carl Kossmaly was well regarded during the nineteenth century as a composer, conductor, and teacher. He made his mark as an antipode of the “New German School.” All of this very rare literature is performed by these three artists with panache and excitement. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Heart of the matter by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Olivier Darbellay (Horn), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
2.
Die Seejungfern by Franz Lachner
Performer:  Olivier Darbellay (Horn), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
3.
Das Mühlrad by Conradin Kreutzer
Performer:  Olivier Darbellay (Horn), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
4.
Herbst by Franz Lachner
Performer:  Olivier Darbellay (Horn), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
5.
Standchen by Conradin Kreutzer
Performer:  Olivier Darbellay (Horn), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
6.
Sehnsucht by Carl Kossmaly
Performer:  Olivier Darbellay (Horn), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
7.
Das Fischermadchen by Carl Kossmaly
Performer:  Olivier Darbellay (Horn), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
8.
Jägers Abschied by Henry Hugo Pierson
Performer:  Olivier Darbellay (Horn), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
9.
Auf dem Strom, D 943/Op. 119 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Olivier Darbellay (Horn), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 

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