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Diana Damrau and Jonas Kaufmann, reigning stars of opera, are also consummate interpreters of song. In early 2018, with master pianist Helmut Deutsch, they performed Hugo Wolf's multi-faceted Italienisches Liederbuch in 12 cities around Europe. “One couldn't ask for more,” wrote the Telegraph after their London concert, which took place two days before this live recording was made in the German city of Essen.

Presto Recording of the Week 11th January 2019
Presto Recordings of the Year Finalist 2019
BBC Music Magazine April 2019 Choral & Song Choice
International Classical Music Awards 2019 Nominee - Vocal

Diana Damrau (soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)


Wolf, Hugo (1860-1903)


Wolf, H: Italienisches Liederbuch
Publication date: 2019-01-11
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Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: CD's / CD's

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  CD's / CD's
R 275
Standard Edition

Diana Damrau (soprano)
Orchestre et Choeur de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Emmanuel Villaume

Schallplattenkritik Awards 2017 Winner - Jahrespreis
Opera June 2017 Recording of the Month
Opus Klassik Awards 2018 Winner - Female Singer of the Year

Giacomo Meyerbeer, the master of Parisian grand opéra, was hugely successful in his time and a major influence on Verdi and Wagner. His music has fascinated Diana Damrau since her student days. With her brilliant coloratura, lyricism and dramatic power, the soprano rises triumphantly to the vocal and expressive challenges of arias from 10 of his operas, singing in French, Italian and German. Two of the arias receive their world premiere recording with this album. The idea of a Meyerbeer album has been close to Diana Damrau's heart since she first recorded for Erato back in 2006. She became fascinated by the composer's music as a student in Würzburg, when she was invited to perform his cantata Gli amori di Teolinda. “I immersed myself in Meyerbeer's world,” she explains, “and was excited by his multifaceted writing for the voice, by his orchestral colours, his theatrical instincts, the powerful and varied way in which he expresses emotion, his splendid melodies and, last but not least, his ability to capture precisely the right 'national style'. If you compare his Italian, German and French works, it is like listening to three different composers.”


Meyerbeer, Giacomo (1791-1864)

Meyerbeer: Alimelek, oder die beiden Kalifen
Meyerbeer: Anna, qu'entends-je ? Adieu, mon doux rivage (from L'Africaine)
Meyerbeer: C'est bien l'air que chaque matin (from L'Etoile du Nord)
Meyerbeer: Dieu! Comme cette nuit est lente...Ombre légère (from Dinorah)
Meyerbeer: Ein Feldlager in Schlesien
Meyerbeer: Emma di Resburgo
Meyerbeer: Il crociato in Egitto
Meyerbeer: L'Africaine
Meyerbeer: L'étoile du nord
Meyerbeer: La-bas, sous l'arbre noir Fleurs nouvelles (from L'Africaine)
Meyerbeer: Le Pardon de Ploërmel
Meyerbeer: Le Prophete
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Meyerbeer: Mon coeur s'elance et palpite (from Le Prophète)
Meyerbeer: Nur in der Damm'rung Stille (from Alimelek, oder die beiden Kalifen)
Meyerbeer: O beau pays de la Touraine (from Les Huguenots)
Meyerbeer: O solinghi recessi...D'una madre disperata (from Il Crociato in Egitto)
Meyerbeer: Oh Schwester, find' ich dich!... Lebe wohl, geliebte Schwester (from Ein Feldlager in Schlesien)
Meyerbeer: Robert Le Diable
Meyerbeer: Robert, toi que j'aime (from Robert le Diable)
Meyerbeer: Sulla rupe triste, sola... Ah questo bacio (from Emma di Resburgo)
Publication date: 2017-05-05

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