The Philips Recitals
Label
Decca Eloquence
Catalogue No.
4844474
Barcode
00028948444748
Format
13-CD
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CD 1
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
1 Adelaïde, Op. 46

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
2 Das Veilchen
3 An Chloë
4 Das Traumbild
5 Die betrogene Welt

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
6 Lob der Faulheit
7 Gegenliebe
8 Trost unglücklicher Liebe
9 Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756–1791)
10 Kleine deutsche Kantate: Die ihr unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt

JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
11 O tuneful voice
12 Sailor’s Song
13 Sympathy
14 The Spirit’s Song
15 Fidelity
16 Content
17 Piercing Eyes
18 She never told her love

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
19–24 An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Imogen Cooper, piano


CD 2
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
FOLK SONGS

1 The sweetest lad was Jamie
2 Again, my Lyre
3 Waken Lords and Ladies gay
4 Oh! Who, my dear Dermot
5 The Elfin Fairies
6 Faithfu’ Johnie
7 The Deserter
8 When mortals all to rest retire
9 Come fill, fill, my good fellow
10 The kiss, dear Maid, thy lip has left
11 When far from the home
12 Morning a cruel turmoiler is
13 Sunset
14 Oh! Sweet were the hours
15 Cupid’s kindness
16 On the massacre of Glencoe
17 The Return to Ulster
18 The Pulse of an Irishman
19 The Parting Kiss
20 Good Night

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Trio Fontenay

 

CD 3
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
1–20 Die schöne Müllerin, D.795

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Imogen Cooper, piano


CD 4
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
1–24 Winterreise, D.911

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Imogen Cooper, piano

CD 5         
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Schwanengesang, D.957
5 Seidl-Lieder
1 Die Taubenpost
2 Der Wanderer an den Mond, D.870
3 Sehnsucht, D.879
4 Irdisches Glück, D.866 No. 4
5 Widerspruch, D.865

9 Rellstab-Lieder
6 Lebensmut, D.937
7 Liebesbotschaft
8 Kriegers Ahnung
9 Frühlingssehnsucht
10 Ständchen
11 Aufenthalt
12 Herbst, D.945
13 In der Ferne
14 Abschied

6 Heine-Lieder
15 Der Atlas
16 Ihr Bild
17 Das Fischermädchen
18 Am Meer
19 Die Stadt
20 Der Doppelgänger

2 Seidl-Lieder
21 Die Taubenpost
22 Wiegenlied, D.867

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Imogen Cooper, piano

CD 6         
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
Lieder auf Gedichte von Heinrich Heine
1 Mein Wagen rollet langsam, Op. 142 No. 4
2 Der arme Peter, Op. 53 No. 3
3 Du bist wie eine Blume, Op. 25 No. 24
4 Tragödie, Op. 64 No. 3
5 Lehn deine Wang, Op. 142 No. 2
6 Was will die einsame Träne, Op. 25 No. 21
7 Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7
8–16 Liederkreis, Op. 24
17–32 Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Imogen Cooper, piano


CD 7
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
1–12 Zwölf Gedichte von Justinus Kerner, Op. 35
13 Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819–1896)
14 Die stille Lotosblume, Op. 13 No. 6
15 O Lust, O Lust, Op. 23 No. 6

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
16 Der Himmel hat eine Träne geweint, Op. 37 No. 1

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819–1896)
17 Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort, Op. 23 No. 3

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
18 Freisinn, Op. 25 No. 2

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819–1896)
19 Sie liebten sich beide, Op. 13 No. 2

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
20 Venetianisches Lied I, Op. 25 No. 17
21 Venetianisches Lied II, Op. 25 No. 18
22 Der Nuβbaum, Op. 25 No. 3
23 Aus dem Schenkenbuch im Divan I, Op. 25 No. 5
24 Aus dem Schenkenbuch im Divan II, Op. 25 No. 6

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819–1896)
25 An einem lichten Morgen, Op. 23 No. 2

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
26 Ich hab’ in mich gesogen, Op. 37 No. 5

CLARA SCHUMANN (1819–1896)
27 Liebeszauber, Op. 13 No. 3
28 Liebst du um Schönheit, Op. 12 No. 2

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
29 Aus den ‘Östlichen Rosen’, Op. 25 No. 25
30 Rose, Meer und Sonne, Op. 37 No. 9
31 Zum Schluss, Op. 25 No. 26

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Imogen Cooper, piano


CD 8
EICHENDORFF LIEDER
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
1 Das Waldschloβ
2 Pagenlied, Op. posth.

ROBERT FRANZ (1815–1892)
3 Gute Nacht, Op. 5 No. 7
4 Jagdlied, Op. 1 No. 9

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)
5 Nachtlied, Op. 71 No. 6
6 Wanderlied, Op. 57 No. 4

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1856)
7–18 Liederkreis, Op. 39

ARIBERT REIMANN (b. 1936)
19–23 Nachtstück

HUGO WOLF (1860–1903)
24–32 Gedichte von Joseph v. Eichendorff

ALEXANDER VON ZEMLINSKY (1871–1942)
33 Vor der Stadt

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897–1957)
34 Nachtwanderer, Op. 9 No. 2

HANS PFITZNER (1869–1949)
35 Im Herbst, Op. 9 No. 3
36 Lockung, Op. 9 No. 4
37 Zum Abschied meiner Tochter

OTHMAR SCHOECK (1886–1957)
38 Nachruf   2’29

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Imogen Cooper, piano

 

CD 9         
ERNST KRENEK (1900–1991)
1–20 Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen, Op. 62
21–27 Fiedellieder aus dem ‘Liederbuch dreier Freunde’, Op. 64

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Gérard Wyss, piano


CD 10       
HANNS EISLER (1898–1962)
1–32 Hollywood Songbook

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Peter Stamm, piano


CD 11             
GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845–1924)
1–2 Shylock, Op. 57 (excerpts)
3 Prison, Op. 83 No. 1
4 En sourdine, Op. 58 No. 2
5–7 Poème d’un jour, Op. 21
8–16 La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61
17–20 Mirages, Op. 113

HENRI DUPARC (1848–1933)
21 Sérénade
22 Chanson triste
23 Le manoir de Rosemonde
24 Soupir
25 Extase
26 L’invitation au voyage

MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937)
27–31 Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Gérard Wyss, piano


CD 12
CHANSONS FRANÇAISES
HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803–1869)
1-3 Les Nuits d’été, Op. 7, H.81 (excerpts)

ERNEST CHAUSSON (1855–1899)
4 Le Colibri, Op. 2 No. 7
5 Les Papillons, Op. 2 No. 3
6 Sérénade italienne, Op. 2 No. 5

JACQUES IBERT (1890–1962)
7 Chanson à Dulcinée

MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937)
8–10 Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, M.84

JACQUES IBERT (1890–1962)
11 Chanson de la mort de Don Quichotte

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
12–13 Deux Romances sur la poésie de Paul Bourget, L.79
14–16 Trois chansons de France, L.102

HENRI DUPARC (1848–1933)
17 Phidylé
18 Lamento
19 La vie antérieure

EUGÈNE ANTHIOME (1836–1916)
20–21 Deux melodies

GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845–1924)
22 Les berceaux, Op. 23 No. 1
23–26 L’Horizon chimérique, Op. 118

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
Maria Belooussova, piano


CD 13       

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
1–7 Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45                                                                                                                               

Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, soprano
Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt

Recording information

CD 1
Executive Producer: Clive Bennett
Recording Producer & Balance Engineer: Hein Dekker
Recording facilities: Cees Heijkoop
Recording Location: Schloß Esterháza, Eisenstadt, Austria, 10–13 October 1997
Original Philips Release: 454 475-2

CD 2
Artist & Repertoire Production: Brigitte Stockmann
Recording Producer & Balance Engineer: Volker Straus
Recording Engineer: Cees Heijkoop
Recording Editor: Thijs Hoekstra
Recording Location: Großer Saal, Regentenbau, Bad Kissingen, Germany, December 1994
Original Philips Release: 442 784-2

CD 3
Executive Producer: Clive Bennett
Artist & Repertoire Production: Brigitte Stockmann
Recording Producer & Balance Engineer: Hein Dekker
Recording Editor: Sem de Jongh
Recording Location: Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, November 1997
Original Philips Release: 456 581-2

CD 4
Artist & Repertoire Production: Brigitte Stockmann
Recording Producer & Balance Engineer: Volker Straus
Recording Editor: Evert Menting
Recording Location: Groβer Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, November 1994
Original Philips Release: 446 407-2

CD 5
Artist & Repertoire Production: Anthony Freud
Recording Producer: Volker Straus
Recording Engineer: Cees Heijkoop
Recording Editor: Evert Menting
Recording Location: Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria, January 1994
Original Philips Release: 442 460-2

CD 6
Artist & Repertoire Production: Anthony Freud
Recording Producer & Balance Engineer: Ursula Singer
Recording Engineer: Evert Menting
Recording Location: Haydnsaal, Schloβ Esterháza, Eisenstadt, Austria, 27–30 June 1994
Original Philips Release: 446 086-2

CD 7
Executive Producer: Clive Bennett
Recording Producer: Hein Dekker
Balance Engineer: Hein Dekker
Recording Engineer: Cees Heijkoop
Recording Editors: Mattijs Ruijter, Sem de Jongh
Recording Location: Jugendstiltheater, Vienna, Austria, 17–21 December 1998
Original Philips Release: 462 610-2

CD 8
Executive Producer: Clive Bennett
Recording Producer & Balance Engineer: Hein Dekker
Recording Engineer: Cees Heijkoop
Recording Editor: Sem de Jongh
Recording Location: Schloß Esterháza, Eisenstadt, Austria, October 1999
Original Philips Release: 464 991-2

CD 9
Artist & Repertoire Production: Clive Bennett, Brigitte Stockmann
Recording Producer & Balance Engineer: Ursula Singer
Recording Engineer: Evert Menting
Recording Editor: Tjeerd Veeger
Recording Location: Jugendstiltheater, Vienna, Austria, October 1995
Original Philips Release: 454 446-2

CD 10
Recording Supervisor: Frank Lipp
Balance Engineer: Manfred Kietzke
Recording Location: NDR Studio 3, Hanover, Germany, 10 & 27 May 1993
Recorded as a co-production with Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)
Original Koch Release: 3-1322-2 H1

CD 11
Artist & Repertoire Production: Brigitte Stockmann
Recording Producer & Balance Engineer: Ursula Singer
Recording Engineer & Editor: Evert Menting
Recording Location: St. John’s, Smith Square, London, UK, 19–22 August 1995
Original Philips Release: 446 686-2

CD 12
Executive Producer: Vincent Piron
Balance Engineer: Alexander Grün
Recording Location: Studio Tonal, Vienna, Austria, 29 March – 1 April 2012
Original Decca Eloquence Release: 481 750-2

CD 13
Recording Producer: Andrew Cornall
Balance Engineers: John Pellowe, Jonathan Stokes
Recording Location: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, USA, 26–28 September 1993
Original Decca Release: 443 771-2

Reviews

“It’s the beauty of the voice itself that first grips the listener: a light baritone of moderate size and range, used with great skill and refinement. Within a relatively limited dynamic scale he displays a sensitive pointing of words and abundant coloristic variety.” Stereo Review, September 1995 (Schwanengesang)

“His Dichterliebe strikes me as among the best ever recorded. Clearly Holzmair has a special affinity for Schumann. The very sound of his voice, his lightness of vocal touch, and what is clearly a deeply felt collaboration with Imogen Cooper all make for music-making of a surpassing naturalness, with not a wrong step along the way.” Fanfare, January 1996 (Schumann)

“This exquisite recording of the principal song cycles of Robert Schumann, based upon poems of Heinrich Heine, is among [Holzmair’s] best to date … captured with intimacy and warmth by the Philips engineers.” Stereo Review, January 1996

“Holzmair’s tone has a tenor-like lightness and he favours an undemonstrative manner … yet he seems to lose nothing of the chilling, numb bleakness of either music or text, and lmogen Cooper shows probing psychological acuity in her handling of the piano part … Highly recommended.” Irish Times, June 1996 (Winterreise)

“A most beautiful legato … The beauty of Holzmair’s singing is in a different category altogether … The work of the Trio Fontenay is a delight in itself.” Gramophone, August 1998 (Beethoven)

“A program that is not only coherent but imaginative … Beethoven’s invention of the song cycle remains a masterpiece, with Holzmair doing it justice in his own way. Cooper is once again the ideal partner.” Fanfare, September 2000 (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)

“As ever, [Holzmair and Cooper] unified in musical thought, bring alert minds and alert musicality to everything from the relatively simple manner of Mendelssohn … to the etiolated yet complex world of Reimann … Clear, keenly balanced recording.” Gramophone, February 2003 (Eichendorff Lieder)

“The program is traversed with great vocal skill and incisive word painting by Holzmair, and all the requisite keyboard colors and dramatic shifts are illuminated by Imogen Cooper … A winner on all counts.” Fanfare, July 2003 (Eichendorff Lieder)

“This musical bouquet gives rare pleasure … There is something other-worldly about the reflective sostenuto that Holzmair preserves throughout.” Fanfare, March 2019 (Chansons Françaises)

“Holzmair and Cooper present the cycles in a way that compels complete attention from first note to last.” Oz Arts Review (Schubert)

“A first-rate recording … Holzmair sings them with such charm and commanding ease you just want to get out your score and sing along.” Classics Today (Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven)

“That seductive tremor of vibrato which characterises Holzmair’s hushed singing gives his performance true pathos.” BBC Music Magazine (Die schöne Müllerin)