Stephane Degout & Simon Lepper – Lieder & Balladen (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Stéphane Degout & Simon Lepper – Lieder & Balladen (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:03:10 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

“The mystery of the ballad comes from the way it is told” – Goethe. This fascinating repertory requires the performer to play each of the characters as he or she would in an opera.

Who better than Stéphane Degout to take up the challenge of plunging into the heart of German Romanticism? Fresh from winning a Victoire de la Musique in 2019, the French baritone truly embodies each of the protagonists in these shattering miniature dramas. Beside him here are a longstanding partner and two exceptional guests.

01. Der Zwerg, D. 771
02. 3 Balladen, Op. 1: I. Edward
03. Belsatzar, Op. 57
04. Balladen und Romanzen, Op. 75: I. Edward (Duo)
05. Duette, Op. 28: I. Die Nonne und der Ritter
06. Romanzen und Balladen II, Op. 49: I. Die beiden Grenadiere
07. Die drei Zigeuner, S. 320
08. Es war ein König in Thule, S. 278/2
09. Gedichte von Eduard Mörike: 44. Der Feuerreiter
10. 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, S. 270/1: Benedetto sia ‘l giorno (Sonnet No. 47)
11. 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, S. 270/1: Pace non trovo (Sonnet No. 104)
12. 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, S. 270/1: I’ vidi in terra angelici costumi (Sonnet No. 123)

Stéphane Degout, baritone
Simon Lepper, piano