1 800 222 6872

Robert Schumann: Song Cycles - Liederkreis; Dichterliebe / James Gilchrist, tenor; Anna Tilbrook, piano

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Liederkreis, 9 songs for voice & piano, Op. 24
>Schumann, Robert : Liederkreis, Op. 39
>Schumann, Robert : Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

James Gilchrist's latest recording for Linn encompasses three of the greatest examples of the song cycle genre. Moving away from English song into the core Germanic Lieder repertoire, James's expressive tenor voice is ideally suited to showcase the emotional nuances of Schumann's vocal writing. Liederkreis shows Schumann at his most lyrical and deeply romantic; incredibly Op. 24 was his first published vocal composition. Dichterliebe, Schumann's best-known song cycle, is regarded as one of the finest in the German language, notable for its perfect pairing of Heinrich Heine's poetry with Schumann's music. A prolific and versatile recitalist James has frequently performed Lieder repertoire, most recently Schubert's Schwanengesang and Beethoven's An die Ferne Geliebte at Wigmore Hall. James will return to Wigmore Hall in January 2016, to begin a three-concert recital series spanning two years, performing the Schumann song cycles Liederkreis and Dichterliebe. James Gilchrist has appeared with many of the world's most prestigious ensembles and under several leading conductors. James is sought after for operatic roles, ensemble performances and as a respected recitalist. James has previously recorded works by Gerald Finzi, Ralph Vaughan Williams Kenneth Leighton, Ivor Gurney, Arthur Bliss and Peter Warlock and has uncovered the beautiful songs of Muriel Herbert. James' 2015 dates include Toronto (Canada), Evosges (France), de Bijloke (Gent), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Philharmonie (Köln), the Rhine Valley Music Festival and Liederkreis, Op. 39 at the Edinburgh International Festival. Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain's most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music. She made her debut at Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe's major concert halls and festivals.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2015
Gilchrist sets the mood from the start, entering the world of the Op. 24 Liederkreis with a soft touch and confiding tone... in the Op. 39 Liederkreis Gilchrist's light tenor is good at painting the moonlit night of 'Mondnacht' and the more ominous twilight of 'Zwielight'... his Dichterliebe is the cycle of a kindly poet, who... shapes phrases that gently unfurl in the light of a summer morning. In all this he is well supported by the clean-cut, carefully detailed playing of Tilbrook, who modestly leaves any point-making to the singer.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouthshire (03/05/2014-03/17/2014).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review

Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Liederkreis, 9 songs for voice & piano, Op. 24
  • Performers: James Gilchrist (Tenor); Anna Tilbrook (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouthshire (03/05/2014-03/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Liederkreis, Op. 39
  • Performers: James Gilchrist (Tenor); Anna Tilbrook (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouthshire (03/05/2014-03/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Dichterliebe, Op. 48
  • Performers: James Gilchrist (Tenor); Anna Tilbrook (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouthshire (03/05/2014-03/17/2014)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840