Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner & Schoenberg: Lieder / Norman, Levine

Release Date: 1/13/2017
Label: Orfeo
Catalog Number: ORF-C926161B
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This release explores the field of vocal music, and lieder in particular. The lieder recital no longer seems to be such a self-evident feature of musical life as it once was, but at the Salzburg Festival it always had a special place of its own, and that place has certainly been due in part to the presence of “leading lights” of the music scene. Looking back to the most recent decades, we see that like Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau before her, there was nobody in the Eighties and Nineties who could so captivate the audience at a lieder recital, with a dramatic art and a wealth of vocal resources that defied comparison, as the inimitable Jessye Norman. All who can consider themselves lucky to have caught her in those years, doing what she did best of all, will count themselves equally fortunate – no less than new enthusiasts coming fresh to her work – to discover (or renew acquaintance with) an additional programme by the diva, sensitively accompanied by James Levine, effortlessly superb and impeccably quadrilingual in Richard Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and – with their high “repertoire value” – the rarity of Schoenberg’s Brettl-Lieder, Viennese rather than modern.
Works on This Recording
1. Schlichte Weisen (5), Op. 21: no 1, All' mein Gedanken by Richard Strauss
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1888 ; Germany
2. Lieder (3), Op. 29: no 3, Nachtgang by Richard Strauss
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895 ; Germany
3. Schlichte Weisen (5), Op. 21: no 2, Du meines Herzens Krönelein by Richard Strauss
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1888 ; Germany
4. Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 8, Allerseelen by Richard Strauss
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; Germany
5. Lieder (6), Op. 17: no 2, Ständchen by Richard Strauss
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885-1887 ; Germany
6. Songs (6), Op. 65: no 6, Rondel by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
7. Songs (6), Op. 65: no 3, J'aime dans le rayon de la limpide aurore by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
8. Songs (6), Op. 65: no 2, Déception by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
9. Songs (6), Op. 65: no 1, Où vas-tu, souffle d'aurore by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; Russia
10. Wesendonck Lieder by Richard Wagner
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1858 ; Germany
11. Cabaret Songs: Galathea by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901-1905 ;
12. Cabaret Songs: Gigerlette by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901 ;
13. Cabaret Songs: Der genügsame Liebhaber by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1901 ; Austria
14. Cabaret Songs: Einfältiges Lied by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Cabaret Songs: Mahnung by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Cabaret Songs: Seit ich so viele Weiber sah by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1901 ; Austria
17. Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 1, Zueignung by Richard Strauss
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; Germany
18. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer: James Levine (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: 1873-1874 ;
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