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Behind the Lines - Songs by Beethoven, Eisler, Wolf, Rachmaninov, Ives, Quilter et al. / Anna Prohaska, soprano; Eric Schneider, piano

Audio Samples

>Traditional, German : Es geht ein dunkle Wolk herein, folk song
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, Op. 84
>     Die Trommel gerühret
>Eisler, Hanns : Kriegslied eines Kindes, for voice & piano, Op. 11
>Wolf, Hugo : Der Tambour
>Wolf, Hugo : Der Soldat II ("Wagen musst du"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (6), Op. 8
>Traill, Thomas : My Luve's in Germanie, song
>Ives, Charles : In Flanders Fields
>Ives, Charles : One, Two, Three
>Ives, Charles : Tom Sails Away
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Fear no more the heat of the sun, for voice & piano, Op. 23/1
>Eisler, Hanns : Panzerschlacht (from the Hollywood Liederbuch)
>Eisler, Hanns : Die Letzte Elegie for voice & piano
>Eisler, Hanns : Die Heimkehr (from the Hollywood Liederbuch)
>Cavendish, Michael : Wandring in This Place for lute (or 5 voices)
>Schubert, Franz : Kriegers Ahnung ("In tiefer Ruh"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/2
>Schubert, Franz : Ellens Gesang I, D 837/Op. 52 no 1
>Rihm, Wolfgang : Gesange, Op. 1
>     1. Untergang
>Liszt, Franz : Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher, for voice & piano (3 versions), S. 293 (LW N37)
>Schumann, Robert : Romances and Ballades ii, Op. 49
>Poulenc, Francis : Chansons villageoises, FP. 117
>     6. Le retour du sergent
>Schumann, Robert : Der Soldat ("Es geht bei gedampfter Trommel Klang"), song for voice & piano, Op. 40/3
>Mahler, Gustav : Des Knaben Wunderhorn
>Weill, Kurt : Walt Whitman Songs (4)
>Weill, Kurt : Dirge for Two Veterans for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Walt Whitman Songs no 3)

Album Summary

>Traditional, German : Es geht ein dunkle Wolk herein, folk song
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, Op. 84
>Eisler, Hanns : Kriegslied eines Kindes, for voice & piano, Op. 11
>Wolf, Hugo : Der Tambour
>Wolf, Hugo : Der Soldat II ("Wagen musst du"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (6), Op. 8
>Traill, Thomas : My Luve's in Germanie, song
>Ives, Charles : In Flanders Fields
>Ives, Charles : One, Two, Three
>Ives, Charles : Tom Sails Away
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Fear no more the heat of the sun, for voice & piano, Op. 23/1
>Eisler, Hanns : Panzerschlacht (from the Hollywood Liederbuch)
>Eisler, Hanns : Die Letzte Elegie for voice & piano
>Eisler, Hanns : Die Heimkehr (from the Hollywood Liederbuch)
>Cavendish, Michael : Wandring in This Place for lute (or 5 voices)
>Schubert, Franz : Kriegers Ahnung ("In tiefer Ruh"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/2
>Schubert, Franz : Ellens Gesang I, D 837/Op. 52 no 1
>Rihm, Wolfgang : Gesange, Op. 1
>Liszt, Franz : Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher, for voice & piano (3 versions), S. 293 (LW N37)
>Schumann, Robert : Romances and Ballades ii, Op. 49
>Poulenc, Francis : Chansons villageoises, FP. 117
>Schumann, Robert : Der Soldat ("Es geht bei gedampfter Trommel Klang"), song for voice & piano, Op. 40/3
>Mahler, Gustav : Des Knaben Wunderhorn
>Weill, Kurt : Walt Whitman Songs (4)
>Weill, Kurt : Dirge for Two Veterans for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Walt Whitman Songs no 3)
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For her third solo album, Anna Prohaska tackles the worlds of peace and war in music.

Once more, she proves her talent for a dramaturgical CD concept - "Behind the Lines" draws a connection to World War I in this, the centenary year.

Joined by noted pianist Eric Schneider, she has programmed songs ranging from Beethoven, by way of Schubert, Schumann and Liszt, and turn-of-the century composers Fauré, Mahler and Wolf, to the early-modern works of Weill and Eisler.

For Anna Prohaska, a vocal score is a canvas, and one on which she paints and crafts every note with her distinct, color-saturated tone.

The Observer, 6th July 2014
This is a superbly conceived and wonderfully performed collection about war and its emotional impact...The imagination and care that has gone into this compilation is exceptional, and the results are totally compelling.

The Telegraph, 22nd July 2014
Prohaska has a rich palette of expressive colours to draw on and she sings with effortless confidence through several languages and moods, sensitively partnered by her responsive pianist Schneider. This is a very rewarding disc, both moving and stirring.

Katherine Cooper, Presto Classical, 28th July 2014
It's instantly apparent that you're in the presence of a singer of blazing commitment and authority...In short, this is a mesmerising, powerful and frequently very moving disc, full of terrible beauty and of course especially pertinent this summer. I can see myself returning to it again and again for many years to come.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Munich, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio 2 (02/2014).



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Works Details

>Traditional, German : Es geht ein dunkle Wolk herein, folk song
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, Op. 84 :: Die Trommel gerühret
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Eisler, Hanns : Kriegslied eines Kindes, for voice & piano, Op. 11
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Wolf, Hugo : Der Tambour
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 02/16/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Der Soldat II ("Wagen musst du"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 12/14/1886

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Songs (6), Op. 8
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Traill, Thomas : My Luve's in Germanie, song
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal

>Ives, Charles : In Flanders Fields
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 04/1917

>Ives, Charles : One, Two, Three
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Ives, Charles : Tom Sails Away
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Fear no more the heat of the sun, for voice & piano, Op. 23/1
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Eisler, Hanns : Panzerschlacht (from the Hollywood Liederbuch)
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1942

>Eisler, Hanns : Die Letzte Elegie for voice & piano
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Eisler, Hanns : Die Heimkehr (from the Hollywood Liederbuch)
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1943

>Cavendish, Michael : Wandring in This Place for lute (or 5 voices)
  • Performers: Eric Schneider (Piano); Anna Prohaska (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Schubert, Franz : Kriegers Ahnung ("In tiefer Ruh"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/2
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Ellens Gesang I, D 837/Op. 52 no 1
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Rihm, Wolfgang : Gesánge, Op. 1 :: 1. Untergang
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1968-1970

>Liszt, Franz : Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher, for voice & piano (3 versions), S. 293 (LW N37)
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1858

>Schumann, Robert : Romances and Ballades ii, Op. 49
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1840.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Poulenc, Francis : Chansons villageoises, FP. 117 :: 6. Le retour du sergent
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1942

>Schumann, Robert : Der Soldat ("Es geht bei gedämpfter Trommel Klang"), song for voice & piano, Op. 40/3
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Mahler, Gustav : Des Knaben Wunderhorn
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 07/1898

>Weill, Kurt : Walt Whitman Songs (4)
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 01/1942

>Weill, Kurt : Dirge for Two Veterans for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Walt Whitman Songs no 3)
  • Performers: Anna Prohaska (Soprano); Eric Schneider (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 01/1942