Christiane Karg – Clara & Robert Schumann, Brahms: Recital (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Christiane Karg – Clara & Robert Schumann, Brahms: Recital (2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:04:34 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Classical
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Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2012 with a beautiful song recital which also became her first release on Wigmore Hall Live [WHLIVE0062]; four years on we are excited to present her second release. A regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses, singing roles from Musetta (La bohème) to Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice), she is also revered for her enchanting performances on the concert platform alongside conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Christiane is joined by Malcolm Martineau celebrated as one of his generations greatest accompanists.

This recital explores the unique relationship between the Schumanns and Brahms. After Robert’s death Brahms’s passion for Clara grew but it was reciprocated only with a protective motherly care. They remained close friends but Brahms never truly recovered. This programme presents love in many different guises from the stirring ‘Widmung’, to the heartfelt ‘Liebst du um Schönheit’ and the love-drunk passion of ‘Meine Liebe ist grün’.

01. Widmung Op. 25 No. 1
02. Er ist gekommen Op. 12 No. 2
03. Liebeszauber Op. 13 No. 3
04. Sie liebten sich beide Op. 13 No. 2
05. Liebst du um Schönheit Op. 12 No. 4
06. Seit ich ihn gesehen
07. Er der Herrlichste von allen
08. Ich kann s nicht fassen
09. Du Ring an meinem Finger
10. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
11. Süßer Freund, du blickest
12. An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
13. Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan
14. Die Löwenbraut Op. 31 No. 1
15. Von ewiger Liebe Op. 43 No. 1
16. Auf dem See Op. 59 No. 2
17. Meine Liebe ist grün Op. 63 No. 5
18. O kühler Wald Op. 72 No. 3
19. Lerchengesang Op. 70 No. 2
20. Wir wandelten Op. 96 No. 2
21. Feldeinsamkeit Op. 86 No. 2
22. Mondnacht WoO 21

Christiane Karg (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)