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Trennung - Songs of Separation

Composer Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer
Joseph Haydn
August Bernhard Valentin Herbing
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Christian Michael Wolff
Performer Kristian Bezuidenhout
Carolyn Sampson
Period Classical
Catalogue Number BIS-2623 SACD
EAN 7318599926230
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Mar 2022
Total time 72'50

In the early 19th century, while Haydn and Mozart remained revered, many of their once admired contemporaries quickly fell into oblivion and with them much delightful, finely crafted music. In a recital centred on songs of parting, Carolyn Sampson and Kristian Bezuidenhout seek to make some amends to this. They open with August Bernhard Valentin Herbing's Montan und Lalage, a miniature opera for one singer, with the keyboard-as-orchestra providing the scenery and stage action. &&&Giving Bezuidenhout's fortepiano the recognition it deserves, the programme also includes no less than two songs dedicated to the instrument, by composers we rarely hear of today: Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer and Christian Michael Wolff.

But even though Mozart and Haydn are still household names, it isn’t on account of their solo songs, which makes the performers’ decision to also throw light on their less familiar work a welcome one. The programme features four songs each by them, including Mozart’s Lied der Trennung (Song of Parting), which has lent its name to the entire programme, as well as Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos, a dramatic cantata in which the Cretan princess Ariadne expresses her love of the Greek hero Theseus … and her agony when he sails off, leaving her alone on the island of Naxos.
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  August Bernhard Valentin Herbing
01 Montan und Lalage - Eine Erzählung 12'15
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
02 Das Lied der Trennung, K 519 6'27
  Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer
03 An den Schlaf 4'17
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
04 An Chloe, K 524 2'28
05 Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte, K 520 1'39
06 Abendempfindung, K 523 4'35
  Christian Michael Wolff
07 An das Clavier 6'37
  Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer
08 Das Clavier 2'48
  Joseph Haydn
09 Die Verlassene, Hob. XXVIa:5 4'34
10 Antwort auf die Frage eines Mädchens, Hob. XXVIa:46 3'36
11 Das Leben ist ein Traum, Hob. XXVIa:21 3'29
  Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXVIb:2 18'25
12 Recitative. Teseo mio ben 6'08
13 Aria. Dove sei, mio bel tesoro? 4'25
14 Recitative. Ma, a chi parlo? 4'02
15 Aria. Ah! che morir vorrei 3'50
  Album total 72'50
SopranoSampson, Carolyn
PianoBezuidenhout, Kristian
ComposerFleischer, Friedrich Gottlob
Haydn, Joseph
Herbing, August Bernhard Valentin
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Wolff, Christian Michael

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