Recital With Renée Fleming:
- Vienna At The Turn Of The 20th Century.
The selections on this DVD are:
J Strauss II/Tiomkin
- I love Vienna
- Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
- Das Heldengrab am Pruth, Op. 9 No. 5
- Was du mir bist? (from Drei Lieder, Op. 22)
- Das eilende Bachlein, Op. 27 No. 2
- Frag mich oft from Walzer aus Wien
- Glück, das mir verbleib ‘Marietta’s Lied’ (from Die Tote Stadt)
- Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)
- Erwartung, Op. 17
- Jane Grey, Op. 12 No. 1
- Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1
- 5 Lieder from a poem by Richard Dehmel for baritone & piano
Performed by Renée Fleming (soprano) and Maciej Pikulski (piano)
Recorded live from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, 2012
This concert is Renée Fleming’s very personal homage to “Fin de Siècle” (End of a century) Vienna.
At the turn of the last century, the capital of the Austrian Empire was also one of the major cultural centers for the fine arts and, in particular, for music. The city of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, a “melting pot” of cultures and musical traditions, attracted gifted musicians and composers alike and provided the perfect spot for much of the greatest music of that time.
With this selection of works by Hugo Wolf, and Gustav Mahler, as well as more progressive songs by Alexander Zemlinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Renée Fleming presents to us the full variety of this unique era in music.
The venue of her recital with Maciej Pikulski at the piano is, of course, the Golden Hall of the Friends of Music in Vienna.
Here is Renee Fleming in A Recital with Renée Fleming, Vienna at the Turn of the 20th Century:
And next, here is Renée Fleming in Gustav Mahler’s “Rückert lieder”:
And finally, I cannot leave out one of my great favorites: Renee Fleming in Richard Strauss’ “4 Last Songs” – “Im abendrot”:
Tags: Renee Fleming, Vienna, Mahler, Strauss, Zemlinsky, Schoenberg, Korngold, Gershwin