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Marteau: Lieder / Kasarova, Vracheva, Fischer-Dieskau


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Solo Musica   Catalog #: 263  
Composer:  Henri Marteau
Performer:  Vesselina KasarovaGalina VrachevaDietrich Fischer-DieskauFranz Schmidtner
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Composed during the period of protective custody between 1915 and 1917", Henri Marteau notes on the cover of the sketches for the cycle Opus 19c. He originally wrote the eight songs for string accompaniment, but then asked the Bulgarian composer Pantcho Wladigueroff for an arrangement for piano and voice. The poems which he carefully sets to music are by Sully Prudhomme and François Coppé, and they depict the vivid and symbolical nature and the rain, the Bretagne, the sea and the pretty grisettes who visit their lovers after work. The musical language of Marteau is poetic, atmospheric, most of the songs are at a slow pace, the moods are cloudy and in minor. In the eight songs with piano accompaniment of Opus 28, on Read more the other hand, Marteau sets to music German poems by Hölderlin, Otto Julius Bierbaum, Emanuel Geibel, Martin Greif and the Romanian queen of German descent, who wrote under the pseudonym Carmen Sylva. The songs are shorter, the harmonies more compact, the tempi more fluid and the basic mood is now major. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mélodies (8), Op. 19c by Henri Marteau
Performer:  Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo Soprano), Galina Vracheva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
Gesänge (8), Op. 28 by Henri Marteau
Performer:  Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo Soprano), Galina Vracheva (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Schilflieder (5), Op. 31 by Henri Marteau
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Galina Vracheva (Piano), Franz Schmidtner (Viola)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

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