Wiegenlieder - Lullabies Vol. 1

Release Date: 5/11/2010
Label: Carus
Catalog Number: CV83001
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Lullaby Project was initiated by singer Cornelius Hauptmann, Southwest German Radio-2, and Carus-Verlag, serving both as a charitable fundraiser and as a way to bring Germany's rich repertoire of lullabies to the attention of a broader public, with 120 performers contributing their services. Wiegenlieder, Vol. 1, features 26 lullabies sung by 27 vocalists and two ensembles. The soloists are mostly well-known opera and lieder singers, including Christoph Prégardien, Peter Schreier, Jonas Kaufmann, Kurt Moll, Angelika Kirchschlager, Roman Trekel, and Klaus Mertens, and the groups are the Calmus Ensemble and SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. A number of very fine, less familiar singers, including two children, are included. The modest accompaniments are provided by piano, except for the a cappella tracks and two selections accompanied by guitar or theorbo. There are several duets, including a folk song with Jonas Kaufmann and his wife, mezzo-soprano Margarete Joswig, the Evening Prayer from Hansel und Gretel with Sibylla Rubens and Ingeborg Danz, and a song with tenor Christian Elsner and his nine-year-old daughter Paulina, accompanied by his eleven-year-old son Leonhard. The lullabies are consistently peaceful and understated and could in fact be used to lull a child to sleep, or just to instill a sense of calm and comfort. They include German lieder by composers such as Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Reger, Reinecke, Rheinberger, and Schreker, and German folk songs, plus one Yiddish song. The vocalists sing with warm, lovely tone and with self-effacing modesty and sincerity, never drawing attention away from the music itself or its purpose, and the accompanists match the simplicity of their delivery. Only the final track with SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart gets too loud to be soothing. Carus' sound is warm and intimate.

- Stephen Eddins, Rovi - All Music Guide

Featured singers as part of the Lullaby Project initiated by Cornelius Hauptmann:
Juliane Banse (soprano), Christine Schafer (soprano), Christiane Oelze (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo), Ingeborg Danz (mezzo), Margarete Joswig (mezzo), Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Peter Schreier (tenor), Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Jan Kobow (tenor), Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Stephan Genz (baritone), Franz-Josef Selig (bass-baritone)

Weißt du, wie viel Sternlein stehen
Aber heidschi bumbeidschi
Hört, ihr Herrn, und lasset euch sagen
Kindlein mein
Schlaf, Kindelein, süße
Müde bin ich, geh zur Ruh
Shlof main fegele
Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)
Schlaf, Kindchen, balde
Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn' (Hänsel und Gretel)
Abendlied 'Das Tage Werk ist' (J H Voss), Op. 8 No. 9
Schlaf, mein Kindelein
Des Kindes Gebet, Op. 76 No. 22
Mariä Wiegenlied, Op. 76 No. 52
Reichardt, J F:
Wer hat die schönsten Schäfchen
Reimann, H:
Wiegenlied der Hirten
Puppenwiegenlied, Op. 75 No. 8
Abendlied, Op. 69 No. 3
Abend wird es wieder
Schlafe, mein Liebchen
Wiegenlied, D498
Schulz, J A P:
Der Mond ist aufgegangen
Schulz, K F:
O, wie wohl ist mir am Abend
Der Sandmann, Op. 79 No. 13
Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Works on This Recording
1. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Michael Gees (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
2. Der Mond ist aufgegangen "Abendlied" by Johann Abraham P. Schulz
Period: Classical
Written: 1790 ;
3. Schlaf, Kindchen, balde, lullaby for voice & piano, Op. 5/4 by Karl Friedrich Curschmann
Performer: Burkhard Kehring (Piano), Jan Kobow
Period: Romantic
4. Wer hat die schönsten Schäfchen, song for voice & piano by Johann Friedrich Reichardt
Performer: Gerold Huber (Piano), Franz-Josef Selig
5. Lieder Album für die Jugend, Op. 79: no 12, Der Sandmann by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Germany
6. Weißt du, wie viel Sternlein stehen, children's song by Traditional
Performer: Peter Schreier, Camillo Radicke (Piano)
7. Aber heidschi bumbeidschi by Traditional
8. Hort, ihr herr'n und lasst euch sagen by Traditional
Performer: Kurt Moll, Stefan Irmer (Piano)
Period: Classical
9. Kindlein mein, traditional lullaby by Traditional
10. Schlaf, mein Kindelein by Max Reger
Period: Romantic
11. Schlaf, Kindelein süße, traditional lullaby by Traditional
Performer: Juliane Ruf (Piano), Michael Nagy
12. Müde bin ich, geh zur Ruh by Traditional
13. Volkskinderlieder (15), WoO 31: no 4, Sandmännchen by Johannes Brahms
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858 ; Germany
14. Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 5, Mondnacht by Robert Schumann
Performer: Markus Schäfer, Matthias Veit (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Germany
15. Schlof main fegele, traditional lullaby by Yiddish Anonymous
Performer: Götz Payer (Piano)
16. Das Kindes Gebet by Max Reger
Performer: Götz Payer (Piano), Andreas Weller
Period: Post-Romantic
Written: 1904 ;
17. Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer: Elisabeth Foll (Piano), Sibylla Rubens
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Germany
18. Abend wird es wieder, song for voice & piano by Johann Christian H Rinck
Performer: Oliver Pohl (Piano), Roman Trekel
Period: Romantic
19. Wiegenlied, D 498/Op. 98 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Stefan Maass (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Abendlied ("Das Tage Werk ist"), song for voice & piano, Op. 8/9 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Juliane Ruf (Piano), Klaus Mertens
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1824-1825 ;
21. Puppenwiegenlied by Carl Reinecke
Performer: Johannes Knecht (Piano), Lea Kubler
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; Germany
22. Wiegenliedchen ("Schlafe, mein Liebchen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1 by Franz Schreker
Performer: Götz Payer (Piano), Julian Prégardien
Period: Romantic
23. O wie wohl ist mir am Abend, canon by Traditional
24. Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied by Max Reger
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1912 ; Germany
25. Wiegenlied der Hirten by Heinrich Reimann
Performer: Juliane Ruf (Piano), Benoit Haller
26. Geistliche Gesänge (3), Op. 69: no 3, Abendlied by Joseph Rheinberger
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1873 ; Germany
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