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Peter Cornelius: Complete Lieder, Vol. 1 / Christina Landshamer, soprano; Markus Schafer, tenor; Mathias Hausmann, baritone; Matthias Veit, piano

Audio Samples

>Cornelius, Peter : Lieder (6) for soprano (vocal) & piano, Op. 1
>Cornelius, Peter : Trauer und Trost, song cycle, Op. 3
>Cornelius, Peter : Brautlieder, song cycle for voice & piano
>Cornelius, Peter : An Bertha for voice & piano, Op 15
>Cornelius, Peter : Rheinische Lieder (Rhenish Songs), for baritone (vocal) & piano
>Cornelius, Peter : Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op 4

Album Summary

>Cornelius, Peter : Lieder (6) for soprano (vocal) & piano, Op. 1
>Cornelius, Peter : Trauer und Trost, song cycle, Op. 3
>Cornelius, Peter : Brautlieder, song cycle for voice & piano
>Cornelius, Peter : An Bertha for voice & piano, Op 15
>Cornelius, Peter : Rheinische Lieder (Rhenish Songs), for baritone (vocal) & piano
>Cornelius, Peter : Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op 4
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Peter Cornelius thought of himself as a 'Poet-Musician' and almost all of his mature compositions were vocal. His early attachment to the New German school of Liszt and Wagner was strong but his songs, almost half of which were written in Weimar, retain a very personal quality. A gifted poet, he set a number of his own lyrics. With their colorful piano accompaniments, his songs possess economy, atmosphere and show an interest in cyclical writing. Whether mournful or, in the Rhenish Songs , exuberantly outgoing, they reveal his imaginative command of the medium. This is the first volume of Cornelius' complete Lieder.

The Guardian, 15th August 2013
The most striking of the six sets here is Cornelius's Op 3, Trauer und Trost...It's sung with fierce concentration by the tenor Markus SchSfer, but both the soprano Christina Landshamer and the baritone Mathias Hausmann are very fine too.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
The performances here are strong and convincing. Landshamer sings 12 songs, Schafer sings 14, and Hausmann sings four. All three singers have lyrical, mellifluous voices well suited to lieder. Schafer is particularly appealing and demonstrates superb application of dynamics and vocal modulation. Their readings illuminate the texts and make them seem better than they are. Veit's accompaniment is secure and ensures accordant performances; he displays deft handling of the more virtuosic writing in Three Songs and the four Rhenish Songs with their rhythmic peculiarities.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany.



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Works Details

>Cornelius, Peter : Lieder (6) for soprano (vocal) & piano, Op. 1
  • Performers: Matthias Veit (Piano); Christina Landshamer
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Cornelius, Peter : Trauer und Trost, song cycle, Op. 3
  • Performers: Markus Schafer (Voice); Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Cornelius, Peter : Brautlieder, song cycle for voice & piano
  • Performers: Christina Landshamer; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany (01/24/2011-01/25/2011)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Cornelius, Peter : An Bertha for voice & piano, Op 15
  • Performers: Markus Schafer (Voice); Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Cornelius, Peter : Rheinische Lieder (Rhenish Songs), for baritone (vocal) & piano
  • Performers: Mathias Hausmann (Voice); Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich, Germany (02/12/2011/04/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Cornelius, Peter : Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op 4
  • Performers: Markus Schafer (Voice); Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic