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Matthias Goerne

Matthias Goerne Sings German Arias (CD)

Beginning with a bracket of Mozart arias, this colourful recital, recorded by Matthias Goerne in 2000, takes us through the terrains of mid- and late-19th century opera – Wagner, Humperdinck, Richard Strauss – to the early 20th century with the moving "Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen" from Korngold’s "Die tote Stadt," to two brief excerpts from Berg’s "Wozzeck."

Matthias Goerne works both within the tradition and extends it. Like his predecessors, from Schlusnus to Fischer-Dieskau, he has developed his careers in opera and song, side by side, though it is true that his fame and hitherto his work as a recording artist has centred less on opera than on Lieder and oratorio. His operatic recording debut was spotted by Gramophone magazine and described as ‘an impressive appearance’, as Prometheus in the large cast of Braunfels’s Die Vögel.

TRACK LIST

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Die Zauberflöte:
Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen

Le nozze di Figaro:
Hai già vinta la causa!
Crudel! perchè finora
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

Don Giovanni:
Deh, vieni alla finestra

RICHARD WAGNER
Tannhäuser:
Blick ich umher in diesem edlen Kreise
Wie Todesahnung … O du mein holder Abendstern

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Szenen aus Goethes Faust:
Ein Sumpf zieht am Gebirge hin

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
Königskinder:
Verdorben! Gestorben! … Ihr Kindlein, sie sind gefunden
Children’s Choir from Adolf Fredriks Music School

RICHARD STRAUSS
Ariadne auf Naxos:
Harlekinlied
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

ERIC KORNGOLD
Die tote Stadt:
Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen
Ladies of the Swedish Radio Choir

ALBAN BERG
Wozzeck:
Wir arme Leut!
Dort links geht’s in die Stadt … Du sollst da bleiben, Marie
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

Matthias Goerne, baritone
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck