Wanderer

Christoph Prégardien, Ensemble Kontraste

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Not even our contemporary inclination towards ‘authenticity’ and ‘loyalty to the composer’s intentions’ has been able to stop the trend of adapting scores for a different instrumentation than what the composer originally had in mind. The rapidly growing number of smallish ensembles with combinations of instruments for which very little music is available has even proved to be an added incentive in this direction, leading towards a new development within classical music. Not infrequently, a particular interest is shown in lieder which were originally written for solo voice with piano accompaniment. Sometimes the composers themselves put a small instrumental ensemble or even a complete symphony orchestra in the place of the original piano part, but it is not unusual for others to undertake this task.
One of the composers who adapted a piano score for a complete orchestra was Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), and the orchestration for his Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer, written in 1883-1885) followed the piano version so quickly that the very first performance in 1886 immediately featured the orchestra. In 1920, Arnold Schoenberg created a new version for flute, clarinet, harmonium, piano, string quintet and percussion, and this instrumentation was taken by the ensemble KONTRASTE as the starting point for a project called Wanderer, in collaboration with the tenor Christoph Prégardien. It revolves around Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen as well as sixteen lieder by Robert Schumann, which were arranged for this project by Marcus Reißenberger. The idea was to retain the liveliness heard in the piano accompaniment while at the same time creating an instrumental colour palette that far surpassed it. A sort of intermezzo is formed by four lieder by contemporary composer Wilhelm Killmayer, who wrote his own instrumentation to fit in with the idiom used in the lieder of Mahler and Schumann.

Tracklist

1.
Frühlingsfahrt op. 45,2
02:46
2.
Eintritt op. 82,1
02:11
3.
In der Fremde op. 39,8
01:15
4.
Waldesgespr?ch op. 39,3
02:05
5.
Mondnacht op. 39,5
03:57
6.
Einsame Blumen op. 82
02:05
7.
Trost im Gesang op. 142
11:56
8.
Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend op. 35,5
02:10
9.
Wanderung op. 35,7
01:18
10.
Herberge op. 82
02:33
11.
Es leuchtet meine Liebe op. 127,3
01:23
12.
Dein Angesicht op. 127,2
01:53
13.
Lehn Deine Wang op. 142,2
00:44
14.
Mein Wagen rollet langsam op. 142,4
02:52
15.
Abschied op. 82
02:32
16.
Der Dichter spricht from Kinderszenen? op. 15
01:45
17.
In lieblicher Bl?ue
10:04
18.
Der Mensch
02:12
19.
Wie Wolken
01:33
20.
Griechenland
03:27
21.
Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
03:35
22.
Ging heut morgen übers Feld
04:18
23.
Ich hab' ein glühend Messer
02:53
24.
Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz
05:10

Total time: 01:16:37

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Siltech

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DCS AD/DA

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Microphones

Sonodore

Producer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording location

Galaxy Studios Belgium

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Pyramix

SKU

CC72518

Release Date August 8, 2014
SKU CC72518

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