Mozart died in 1791. It is a tribute to his creativity that so many of us still love to listen to his music. Much of this music is instrumental, yet all instruments fundamentally imitate the human voice.
On this new recording, we get to listen to some wonderful Mozart Lieder. The title of this album is ‘Whispering Mozart’.
Das Traumbild, K.530
Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge, K596
Das Lied der Trennung, K519
Die betrogene Welt, K474
An Chloë, K524
Lobegesang auf die feierliche Johannisloge, K 148 (125h)
Als Luise die Briefe, K520
Abendempfindung an Laura, K523
Das Veilchen, K476
An die Freude, K53
An die Hoffnung, K390
Der Zauberer, K472
Sei du mein Trost, K391
Geheime Liebe K150
Im Frühlingsanfang, K597
Daphne, deine Rosenwangen, K52/46c
Komm, liebe Zither, K351
Brüder, lasst uns lustig sein
An Die Bescheidenheit K392
Die ihr des unermeßlichen Weltfalls – Kantate, K619
Die Zufriedenheit, K473
All of the above tracks are performed by Marianne Beate Kielland (mezzo), and Nils Anders Mortensen (piano).
When the development of classical song as an art form is considered, Mozart must be seen as one of the pioneers. It was he who elevated the song from domestic and traditional music to the realm of serious music. And with Mozart we have the entire spectrum of what a song can be.
This recording presents mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland who is one of Norway’s most eminent singers. She performs regularly with leading orchestras and conductors in Europe and Japan, and with over 40 recordings, she has distinguished herself in the international recording market.
With his many concerts and recordings, Nils Anders Mortensen has established himself as one of Norway’s leading pianists. He is employed as a state musician in Finnmark County, but actively freelances as well.
Here is Mozart’s song ‘Der Zauberer’ (the magician), as performed by Marianne Kielland: