Mark Padmore

Mark Padmore & Kristian Bezuidenhout - Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Mark Padmore & Kristian Bezuidenhout - Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 70:15 minutes | 1.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Following their acclaimed Schumann recording, tenor Mark Padmore and fortepiano phenomenon Kristian Bezuidenhout join forces again for this varied and appealing lieder recital of songs by Haydn, 'An die ferne Geliebte' Op.98 by Beethoven, and the Masonic Cantata K.619 by Mozart.
Mark Padmore & Kristian Bezuidenhout - Schubert: Winterreise (2018)

Mark Padmore & Kristian Bezuidenhout - Schubert: Winterreise (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 220 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 24 | Time: 69:03 min

A journey into the Romantic self: It is clear from its genesis that Schubert did not have any strict dramatic action in mind in this song cycle. Unlike Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise tells no story; it is a journey into the interior, into ever-deeper realms of loneliness. As Peter Gülke has put it: ‘The only progress the wanderer makes is a progress in perception, the agonising discharge of his memories, constantly threatened by regressions. . . . Continually in search of confirmations of his condition, he observes with an all too alert, painfully keen sensibility, and like an egocentric melancholic refers everything to himself or selects objects so that they can serve as mirror images and corroborations.’
Mark Padmore & Kristian Bezuidenhout - Schubert: Winterreise (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Mark Padmore & Kristian Bezuidenhout - Schubert: Winterreise (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:03 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A journey into the Romantic self: It is clear from its genesis that Schubert did not have any strict dramatic action in mind in this song cycle. Unlike Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise tells no story; it is a journey into the interior, into ever-deeper realms of loneliness.

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2009)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 2, 2017
Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2009)

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Winterreise (2009)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:14:15 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Schubert's Winterreise offers what likely is the darkest, most tormented, aesthetically and emotionally compelling journey in the repertoire of Romantic song-cycles. Any singer who takes it on (most often baritones, but frequently tenors and occasionally a female voice) must make the effort to immerse himself in Wilhelm Müller's poetry and Schubert's magnificently moody, unreservedly honest representation of its darkly human sentiment.
Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin (2010)

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin (2010)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:08:12 | 180 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Following their exceptional Winterreise and now this equally fine Die schone Mullerin, tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis may be on their way to cornering the Schubert Lieder franchise for the foreseeable future. Besides being the most lyrically beautiful modern rendition of this oft-recorded cycle, the recording is a model of clear, natural presentation of voice and piano in a very complementary acoustic.
Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang (2011)

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis - Franz Schubert: Schwanengesang (2011)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 01:07:23 | 173 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi

The darkly lit cover photo may convey some of the desolation of Franz Schubert's Schwanengesang, but to appreciate the full range of emotions of this posthumous song cycle – which shift from the hopeful passion of Liebesbotschaft and the giddiness of Frühlingssehnsucht to the heartbreak of Ihr Bild and the horror of Der Doppelgänger – listen to this exceptional Harmonia Mundi release by tenor Mark Padmore and his accompanist, pianist Paul Lewis.
Sacconi Quartet, Mark Padmore & Charles Owen - Jonathan Dove: In Damascus (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sacconi Quartet, Mark Padmore & Charles Owen - Jonathan Dove: In Damascus (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:07 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Even though Jonathan Dove is best known as a vocal or choral composer, with operas and works for children forming the backbone of his output, his chamber music reveals similar predilections for narrative, drama, atmosphere and a sense of the personal. His new commission from the Sacconi Quartet, In Damascus, was inspired by the violinist Hannah Dawson s suggestion for a work that should reflect aspects of the conflict in Syria; not because music can offer any political solution, but simply as an expression of empathy, sorrow, even outrage at those terrible events.
Mark Padmore, Kristian Bezuidenhout - Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Liederkreis; Franz Lachner: Five songs (2010)

Robert Schumann - Dichterliebe; Liederkreis; Franz Lachner - Five songs from Sängerfahrt (2010)
Mark Padmore, tenor; Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:08:51
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi USA | # HMU907521

Mark Padmore and fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout combine here to perform two of Schumann’s major cycles to words by Heine. They also throw in a selection of five Heine settings by the largely forgotten Franz Lachner (1803-90) from his Sängerfahrt (Singer’s Journey), which include the same text – ‘Im wunderschönen Monat Mai’ – with which Schumann’s Dichterliebe begins.
Tamara Stefanovich, Mark Padmore - Thomas Larcher: What Becomes (2014)

Tamara Stefanovich, Mark Padmore - Thomas Larcher: What Becomes (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 184 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:13:19
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Modern Composition | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907604

Thomas Larcher s sound world is both original and captivating in its fusion of contemplative harmonies with innovative performance techniques. Written for and performed by tenor Mark Padmore, 'A Padmore Cycle' features the composer at the keyboard. Works for solo piano performed by Tamara Stefanovich round out this programme of first recordings. Born 1963 in Innsbruck, composer Thomas Larcher studied piano and composition in Vienna. He first gained renown primarily as a pianist, performing with major orchestras and prominent conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez and Franz Welser Möst. In 1998, he began to define himself more clearly as a composer. Since then he has composed works for the San Francisco Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, the Belcea Quartet, and for Leif Ove Andsnes, Matthias Goerne, Mark Padmore and Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley. He has recorded five CDs with ECM, most recently 'Madhares' with Kim Kashkashian, Till Fellner and Dennis Russell Davies.
Mark Padmore, Kristian Bezuidenhout - Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart: Songs (2015)

Mark Padmore, Kristian Bezuidenhout - Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart: Songs (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 169 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 907611 | Rls.date: 6th April 2015

Following their acclaimed Schumann recording, tenor Mark Padmore and fortepiano phenomenon Kristian Bezuidenhout join forces again for this varied and appealing lieder recital of songs by Haydn, 'An die ferne Geliebte' Op.98 by Beethoven, and the Masonic Cantata K.619 by Mozart.