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Franz Liszt: The Power of Music

Franz Liszt: The Power of Music

Franz Liszt: The Power of MusicPhilip Langridge (tenor), John Constable (piano)

DKPCD 9162 – 053068916226

Rarely recorded and seldom performed in the concert hall, Philip Langridge unearths a forgotten corner of Liszt’s oeuvre – the songs which he wrote throughout his life and which range from austere miniatures to grandiose affairs conceived on a large scale. He is sensitively accompanied by John Constable.

‘Liszt’s songs, a much under-rated part of his output, find a most sympathetic interpreter in Philip Langridge. He has the intelligence and poetic sensibility to appreciate their very varied nature, and indeed without such qualities no singer is likely to make very much of them……..Theirs is a sensitive partnership, and Constable is scrupulous in judging when the piano is supportive, when almost contradictory, when independent, when the soloist.’ Gramophone, November 2016

Track Listing

Ihr Glocken von Marling
Am Rhein, in schönen Ströme (two versions)
Bist du!
Vergiftet sind meine Lieder
Freudvoll und leidvoll
(3) Songs from Wilhelm Tell
(Die) Drei Zigeuner
(Der) Glückliche
Kling leise, mein Lied
(Die) Macht der Musik
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass
Ich möchte hingehn
(Die) Vätergruft
Ich scheide
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh

Romantic French Song

Romantic French Song

Romantic French SongSarah Walker (mezzo), Roger Vignoles (piano)

UKCD 2078 – 053068207829

Enesco – Sept Chansons de Clement Marot Op. 15; Roussel – Light, Op. 19 No. 1; Deux Melodies, Op. 20; Deus poems chinois Op. 35; Debussy – Trois chansons de Bilitis; Trois Chansons de France; Fetes Galantes (II)

An early recording of Sarah Walker in French repertoire with which she is now closely associated. A fascinating insight into the career beginnings of one of the world’s most acclaimed mezzos, in repertoire that is still under-recorded.

‘A record full of pleasant things…. Sarah Walker’s singing has its own distinction, strong-toned yet capable of a charming lightening…. The Debussy side I thought extremely fine… the production as a whole gives much pleasure.’ Gramophone

Track Listing

1-7. Enesco: Sept Chansons de Clement Marot Op. 15
8. Roussel: Light, Op. 19 No. 1
9-10. Roussel: Deux Melodies, Op. 20
11-12. Roussel: Deux poems chinois Op. 35
13. Roussel: Jazz dans la nuit, Op. 38
14-16. Debussy: Trois chansons de Bilitis
17-19. Debussy: Trois Chansons de France
20-25. Debussy: Fetes Galantes (II)