Anja Harteros – Wagner, Berg, Mahler: Orchesterlieder (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

(Last Updated On: June 23, 2022)

Anja Harteros – Wagner, Berg, Mahler: Orchesterlieder (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:31 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

Critics and audiences alike have nothing but rapturous praise for the voice of Anja Harteros. Some experts even regard her as the greatest female singer of the present day. With her broad palette of vocal colours, she is the ideal interpreter of Romantic songs for voice and orchestra. The fin de siècle atmosphere of Berg’s Seven Early Songs, Wagner’s Tristanesque conjuration of love in his Wesendonck-Lieder and Mahler’s focus on a world of private introspection in his Rückert-Lieder offer Anja Harteros ample scope for her multifaceted musical sensitivity.

Soprano Anja Harteros is a singer perhaps more esteemed by German opera fans than by the public at large. She’s less of a rafter-shaker than some others in Wagner, but she’s an interpreter who brings an uncanny sense of the text. This group of orchestral songs by Wagner, Berg, and Mahler (the Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder are heard in the orchestration by Felix Mottl) absolutely plays to her strengths. The canvas here, smaller than opera, reveals the remarkable range of colors in her voice, from the just slightly smoky low end to the radiant, coruscating top. Her articulation of the words, which will put the sense of the song across directly to anyone with the slightest understanding of German, is especially miraculous here; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen from Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, later reused in the Adagietto of the Symphony No. 5, is as good a place as any to start sampling with this melody that has entered popular culture but has rarely been so deeply excavated as it is here. These three song cycles are not rare, but to put them together back to back requires a singer with extraordinary control. The songs, except for one of the Rückert-Lieder, are all in similar tempos, and Harteros pulls it off. The live Münchner Philharmoniker sound is excellent and adds to the razor’s-edge excitement of the whole, which is an extraordinary thing.

1-1. Anja Harteros – Wesendonck-Lieder: 1. Der Engel (03:32)
1-2. Anja Harteros – Wesendonck-Lieder: 2. Stehe still! (04:27)
1-3. Anja Harteros – Wesendonck-Lieder: 3. Im Treibhaus (06:34)
1-4. Anja Harteros – Wesendonck-Lieder: 4. Schmerzen (02:48)
1-5. Anja Harteros – Wesendonck-Lieder: 5. Träume (05:36)
1-6. Anja Harteros – Sieben frühe Lieder: 1. Nacht (04:21)
1-7. Anja Harteros – Sieben frühe Lieder: 2. Schilflied (02:25)
1-8. Anja Harteros – Sieben frühe Lieder: 3. Die Nachtigall (02:41)
1-9. Anja Harteros – Sieben frühe Lieder: 4. Traumgekrönt (02:43)
1-10. Anja Harteros – Sieben frühe Lieder: 5. Im Zimmer (01:22)
1-11. Anja Harteros – Sieben frühe Lieder: 6. Liebesode (02:01)
1-12. Anja Harteros – Sieben frühe Lieder: 7. Sommertage (02:16)
1-13. Anja Harteros – Rückert-Lieder: 1. Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft! (02:55)
1-14. Anja Harteros – Rückert-Lieder: 2. Liebst du um Schönheit (02:34)
1-15. Anja Harteros – Rückert-Lieder: 3. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder (01:29)
1-16. Anja Harteros – Rückert-Lieder: 4. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (07:15)
1-17. Anja Harteros – Rückert-Lieder: 5. Um Mitternacht (06:24)


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