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Simon O'Neill

Distant Beloved (CD)

A delightful brand new recording by internationally in demand Heldentenor Simon O'Neill, Distant Beloved - a collection of Lieder by German composers, paying tribute to his idol, the late Fritz Wunderlich. The New Zealand Heldentenor who is accompanied on this album by compatriot Terence Dennis has selected Lieder by Beethoven, Schuamnn, Richard Strauss and Wagner works which possess special meaning for the highly coveted international artist. "The title of this album is deeply evocative for me," says O'Neill. "Though I may be performing on the opposite side of the world, my thoughts are never far from my beautiful wife and children, and our wonderful family home in New Zealand, overlooking the endless majesty of the Pacific Ocean." Simon O'Neill is a world-leading New Zealand heldentenor. He has frequently performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House and Covent Garden, to name a few.

An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), Op. 98
1. Auf dem Hügel sitz ich spähend
2. Wo die Berge so blau
3. Leichte Segler in den Höhen
4. Diese Wolken in den Höhen
5. Es kehret der Maien, es blühet die Au
6. Nimm sie hin denn, diese Lieder

Myrthen, Op. 25 Excerpt
1. Widmung
24. Du bist wie eine Blume

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1
Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3
Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8
Breit' über mein Haupt, Op. 19 No. 2
Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27 No. 1
Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27 No. 3
Morgen!, Op. 27 No. 4
Ich trage meine Minne, Op. 32 No. 1

Wesendonck Lieder
1. Der Engel
2. Stehe still
3. Im Treibhaus
4. Schmerzen
5. Träume