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Between Life & Death

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Komm, süsser Tod, for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch no 868), BWV 478 (BC F227)
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 2
>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 744
>Schumann, Robert : Stirb, Lieb' und Freud'! ("Zu Augsburg steht ein hohes Haus"), song for voice & piano, Op. 35/2
>Schubert, Franz : Auflösung ("Verbirg dich, Sonne"), song for voice & piano, D. 807
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Abendempfindung, K 523
>Brahms, Johannes : Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86/2
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (9) for voice & piano, Op. 32
>Loewe, Carl : Edward, ballad for voice & piano, Op. 1/1
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz, Op. 77
>Wolf, Hugo : Denk' es, o Seele! ("Ein Tännlein grünet wo"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
>Schubert, Franz : Der Jüngling und der Tod ("Die Sonne sinkt"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 545
>Schubert, Franz : Der Tod und das Mädchen ("Vorüber, ach vorüber"), song for voice & piano, D. 531 (Op. 7/3)
>Wolf, Hugo : Anakreons Grab ("Wo die Rose hier blüht"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
>Wolf, Hugo : Das Ständchen ("Auf die Dächer"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (6), Op. 19a
>Loewe, Carl : Erlkönig, for voice & piano, Op. 1/3
>Wolf, Hugo : Dereinst, dereinst, Gedanke mein, for voice and piano (Spanisches Liederbuch)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin, Op. 24
>Schubert, Franz : Kriegers Ahnung ("In tiefer Ruh"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/2
>Mahler, Gustav : Des Knaben Wunderhorn
>Mahler, Gustav : Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder no 3)
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Notes & Reviews:

A selection of compositions ranging over almost two centuries, with eleven compositions and many musical forms. Pregardien and Gees present 22 faces of death in the exact order of their recitals over the last two years.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Komm, süsser Tod, for voice & continuo (Schemelli Gesangbuch no 868), BWV 478 (BC F227)
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1736

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 2 :: 4. Urlicht
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888-1894

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 744
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1822

>Schumann, Robert : Stirb, Lieb' und Freud'! ("Zu Augsburg steht ein hohes Haus"), song for voice & piano, Op. 35/2
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schubert, Franz : Auflösung ("Verbirg dich, Sonne"), song for voice & piano, D. 807
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1824

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Abendempfindung, K 523
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1787

>Brahms, Johannes : Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86/2
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1878

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (9) for voice & piano, Op. 32 :: Wie rafft ich mich auf in der Nacht, Op. 32/1
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Loewe, Carl : Edward, ballad for voice & piano, Op. 1/1
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz, Op. 77 :: Nein, länger trag' ich nicht die Qualen / Durch die Wälder durch die Auen
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817-1821

>Wolf, Hugo : Denk' es, o Seele! ("Ein Tännlein grünet wo"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 03/10/1888

>Schubert, Franz : Der Jüngling und der Tod ("Die Sonne sinkt"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 545
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 03/1817

>Schubert, Franz : Der Tod und das Mädchen ("Vorüber, ach vorüber"), song for voice & piano, D. 531 (Op. 7/3)
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 02/1817

>Wolf, Hugo : Anakreons Grab ("Wo die Rose hier blüht"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 11/04/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Das Ständchen ("Auf die Dächer"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 09/28/1888

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (6), Op. 19a
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Loewe, Carl : Erlkönig, for voice & piano, Op. 1/3
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Wolf, Hugo : Dereinst, dereinst, Gedanke mein, for voice and piano (Spanisches Liederbuch)
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 04/11/1890

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin, Op. 24 :: Arie of Lenski
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Schubert, Franz : Kriegers Ahnung ("In tiefer Ruh"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/2
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Mahler, Gustav : Des Knaben Wunderhorn
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 07/1899

>Mahler, Gustav : Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder no 3)
  • Performers: Michael Gees (Piano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Notes: Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium (11/14/2008-11/17/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/16/1901