Brahms, Schumann & Mahler: Lieder / Fleming, Thielemann, Holl

Release Date: 6/14/2019
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: B003042902
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Four-time Grammy winner Renée Fleming presents her first full-length Lieder album in almost two decades, featuring a selection of favorite songs from Brahms, Schumann, and Mahler, including Brahm's "Lullaby" and a breathtaking performance of Mahler's Rückert Lieder with Christian Thielemann and the Munich Philharmonic.

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REVIEW:

Fleming’s delightful selection of Brahms songs and Schumann’s Frauenliebe und-leben aren’t presented with the folk-like simplicity one might expect. This approach is suffused with late Romanticism, with full singing and rich characterisation. It’s generous and heartfelt singing, playful, flirtatious and dramatic by turn, but for me, a touch over-egged. Fleming’s Rolls-Royce voice is perfectly matched by Mahler’s opulence in his sublime Rückert-Lieder.

– BBC Music Magazine
Works on This Recording
1. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Hartmut Höll (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
2. Songs (5), Op. 106: no 1, Ständchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Hartmut Höll (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1888 ; Austria
3. Songs (4), Op. 70: no 2, Lerchengesang by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Hartmut Höll (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Austria
4. Mondnacht, WoO 21 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Hartmut Höll (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Germany
5. Songs (9), Op. 69: no 4, Des Liebsten Schwur by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Hartmut Höll (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; Austria
6. Songs (4), Op. 43: no 2, Die Mainacht by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Hartmut Höll (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1864 ; Austria
7. Deutsche Volkslieder (49), WoO 33: no 6, Da unten im Tale by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Hartmut Höll (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1894 ; Germany
8. Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84: no 4, Vergebliches Ständchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Hartmut Höll (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1877-79 ; Austria
9. Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Hartmut Höll (Piano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
10. Rückert Lieder (5) by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Vienna, Austria
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