25 Lieder

Emma Kirkby, Rufus Muller, Timothy Roberts - Georg Benda: Cephalus and Aurora - Lieder & Fortepiano Music (1994)

Georg Benda - Cephalus and Aurora: Lieder & Fortepiano Music (1994)
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rufus Müller (tenor), Timothy Roberts (fortepiano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66649 | Time: 01:02:48

This entertaining CD takes its name from a cantata, which forms one part of this recital devoted to the music of Georg Benda (1722-95), one of a distinguished family of Bohemian musicians who settled in Berlin in the 18th century and became part of the German enlightenment. Georg became Kapellmeister at Gotha in 1750 and gained widespread approval for his compositions and for his skill as a violinist, oboist and keyboard player. Mozart admired Benda’s music and carried two of his melodramas with him on his travels. Hyperion have put together a pretty record containing piano pieces (played here expertly on the fortepiano by Timothy Roberts), lieder and the above cantata for soprano or tenor by two of our best ‘chamber singers’ (which does not mean that they do not sing other genres, only that they excel in this kind of intimate sphere). It might be a good idea not to play the whole hour of music at one go but (say) to have half before dinner and half afterwards.
Christian Immler, Georges Starobinski - Im Schonen Strome: Heine Lieder - Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Robert Franz (2015)

Im Schönen Strome: Heine Lieder - Songs by Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Robert Franz (2015)
Christian Immler (baritone), Georges Starobinski (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2143 | Time: 01:07:35

Although highly productive and respected in his lifetime as a composer of Lieder, Robert Franz (1815–92) has since become a peripheral figure in music history. One reason may be that he avoids dramatic contrasts and instead aims at an emotional ambiguity: ‘My representation of joy is always tinged with melancholy, whilst that of suffering is always accompanied by an exquisite sensation of losing oneself’, he once wrote to Liszt. As a consequence his music appeals to those who are able ‘to admire the nuances of a charcoal drawing without longing for the colours of a painting’, to quote from Georges Starobinski’s liner notes to this recording. As they began to explore the songs of Franz, Starobinski and the baritone Christian Immler were moved by their findings to devise a programme which includes 23 of the composer’s often quite brief songs. Using the poet Heinrich Heine as their guiding star, they present these – all Heine settings but from different opus groups – in the form of two ‘imagined’ song cycles.
Ronald Brautigam - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Books 1-4 (2012) [TR24][OF]

Ronald Brautigam - Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte, Books 1-4
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 69:06 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: BIS | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2012

If claims could be made for a certain composer to have invented a genre single-handedly, Felix Mendelssohn would be a strong candidate with his ‘Songs without Words’. The term itself can be traced back to 1828, and a letter in which Fanny Mendelssohn mention having received a ‘song without words’ as a birthday present from her brother.
German Lieder: Medium & Low Voice Parts I, II (Vocal, Piano) by CD Sheet Music (Repost)

German Lieder: Medium & Low Voice Parts I, II (Vocal, Piano) by CD Sheet Music
German | 2006 | ISBN: 1423428188, 1423428196 | 4000 Pages | RAR/PDF | 290,1 MB

Die Nacht singt ihre Lieder (2004)  Video

Posted by Rare-1 at July 20, 2014
Die Nacht singt ihre Lieder (2004)

Die Nacht singt ihre Lieder / Nightsongs (2004)
DVDRip | Lang: German | MKV | 704x544 | AVC, @ 1902 Kbps, 25.000 fps | 01:31:24 | Subs: English, French, (embedded in MKV) | 1.74 GB
Audio: AC3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 448 Kbps
Genre: Drama | Germany

A young couple in Berlin’s "Mitte" district. He's lying on the sofa, reading. She can't stand it anymore. In the afternoon the parents come to see the baby. She goes out in the evening. The young man waits desperately. She comes back - but not alone.
Kathleen Battle - Schubert Lieder (James Levine, Karl Leister) [1990]

Kathleen Battle - Schubert Lieder (James Levine, Karl Leister) [1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 200 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 419 237-2 | TT: 57’18

The songs that Kathleen Battle chooses for her recital mostly eschew deep drama for sheer lyricism. If you want an album that explores the lyric impulse in Schubert songs, then, this is certainly for you. Battle sings these pieces with unfailingly beautiful vocal production, plus a winning charm and insouciance that border on the–well, girlish, one wants to say, if that isn't entirely politically incorrect. Her voice is a beautiful instrument, no doubt about it…
By M. C. Passarella
Edward Gardner - Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Edward Gardner - Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 102:36 minutes | 1.60 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded live on SACD in the sumptuous acoustic of Griegha llen in Bergen, this mind-blowing interpretation of Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder involves 350 performers: large choral forces, six exceptional soloists, and the legendary Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra extended for the occasion all conducted by Edward Gardner. Marking the pinnacle of the Orchestra's 250th anniversary celebrations, the same forces offered two evening concerts that met with unanimous acclaim in the press, including a five-star review from The Daily Telegraph praising the 'sweep of Gardner's conducting, by turns luminous and incisive'.
Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Markus Stenz, Soloists - Arnold Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (2015) 2CDs

Arnold Schoenberg - Gurre-Lieder (2015) 2CDs
Barbara Haveman (soprano), Claudia Mahnke (mezzo), Brandon Jovanovich (tenor)
Gerhard Siegel (tenor), Thomas Bauer (baritone), Johannes Martin Kränzle (speaker)
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Markus Stenz

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 251 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68081/2 | Time: 01:48:01

Markus Stenz and the Gürzenich Orchestra Köln have demonstrated a special aptitude for performing large scale post-Romantic works, notably the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, which they recorded for Oehms Classics as a series of hybrid SACDs. They have followed that impressive cycle with what is probably the most Mahlerian work Arnold Schoenberg ever composed, the massive Gurrelieder for solo voices, multiple choruses, and large orchestra. This 2015 Hyperion release is impressive in its crisp details, vibrant tone colors, and startling clarity, all of which are evident in the opening instrumental passages in the Prelude, and which continue through the nearly operatic vocal parts, which have remarkable presence in the face of an orchestra that exceeds Wagnerian proportions. The recording is presented on two CDs that offer extraordinary sound for digital stereo, and the only disappointment is that this wasn't released as a multichannel recording. Listeners who find Schoenberg's modernist music difficult may be more receptive to this cantata, which is his most openly Romantic score and strongly reminiscent of Wagner's music dramas. Highly recommended.
Katrien Baerts, Reinbert de Leeuw & Het Collectief - Berg & Zemlinsky: Lieder (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Katrien Baerts, Reinbert de Leeuw & Het Collectief - Berg & Zemlinsky: Lieder (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 50:49 minutes | 320 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When it comes to modern music from the 20th-century repertoire to scores on which the ink is barely dry , Het Collectief is one of the finest European ensembles. With their sixth disc for Outhere and their first on the Zig-Zag Territoires label, the ensemble returns to the roots of the modern repertoire, interpreting Weberns Passacaglia and, with soprano Katrien Baert, Bergs Sieben frühe Lieder, Zemlinskys Maeterlinck Gesänge.

Mozart - Lieder (Barbara Bonney, Geoffrey Parsons) [1992]  Music

Posted by Aregak at March 8, 2017
Mozart - Lieder (Barbara Bonney, Geoffrey Parsons) [1992]

Mozart - Lieder (Barbara Bonney, Geoffrey Parsons) [1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 250 MB
Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog Number: 246334 | TT: 62’43"

No matter how passionate soprano Barbara Bonney gets, she never loses the unsullied purity of her tone. And in this 1994 disc of Schubert songs, Bonney often has cause to get passionate: her artless Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (D. 965) is transformed by passionate virtuosity, her mournful Mignon Lieder (D. 877) are transcended by passion, and her ecstatic Ganymed (D. 544) is transfigured by passion. But through all of it, Bonney's tone stays pure, the voice of stainless innocence in the face of sorrow, shame and even death. This is almost – but not quite always – a good thing. Bonney can surely sing the songs: her voice is sweet and her technique is graceful…