VON OTTER Lieder /  Berg, Korngold, R. Strauss



Alban Berg
Erich Korngold
Richard Strauss
Bengt Forsberg, Piano
Int. Release 21 Mar. 1994
0289 437 5152 0

Track List

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Vier Lieder, Op. 36, TrV 186

Ich trage meine Minne, Op.32, No.1

Hat gesagt, bleibt's nicht dabei, Op.36, No.3

Meinem Kinde, Op.37, No.3

Die Sieben Siegel Op.46/3

Befreit, Op.39, No.4

"Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten" op.19, No.4

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Sieben frühe Lieder

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957)
Op.9, No.4 Liebesbriefchen

Drei Gesänge Op.18

Fünf Lieder Op.38

Vier Lieder des Abschieds op.14

Sonett für Wien Op.41

Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengt Forsberg

Total Playing Time 1:03:50

At the centre of the recital are the "Seven Early Songs" of Alban Berg. The first is 'Nacht', which is also the longest and most readily memorable . . . Von Otter's draining the voice of all vibrato helps create the sense of watchful stillness, just as in the sixth song, 'Liebesode', it makes for an almost other-worldly dreaminess, deepening to a full-bodied passion as the rose scent is borne to the love-bed. Always the mezzo-soprano voice is resourcefully used, able to colour deeply at such points, to float a pure head-tone in 'Traumgekront' or launch a radiant high A in 'Die Nachtigall'. For both artists the record is a worthy successor to their Gramophone Award-winning DG Grieg recital of last year.