Composer Richard Strauss left us a collection of amazing Operas, and also a lot of songs with either piano or orchaestral accompaniment.
This recording brings us the following Lieder music:
Richard Strauss: Through Life and Love
Nichts, Op. 10 No. 2
Leises Lied, Op. 39 No. 1
Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2
Schlagende Herzen Op. 29 No. 2
Heimliche Aufforderung, Op. 27 No. 3
Sehnsucht Op. 32 No. 2
Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1
Ach, was Kummer, Qual und Schmerzen, Op. 49 No. 8
Breit’ über mein Haupt Op. 19 No. 2
Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten, Op. 19 No. 4
Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1
Ich Schwebe, Op. 48 No. 2
Nachtgang Op. 29 No. 3
Einerlei, Op. 69 No. 3
Rote Rosen, AV76
Muttertändelei, Op. 43 No. 2
Meinem Kinde, Op. 37 No. 3
Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3
Befreit, Op. 39 No. 4
Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27 No. 1
Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1
Weihnachtsgefühl, WoO. 94
Allerseelen, Op. 10 No. 8
All performed by Louise Alder (soprano), with Joseph Middleton (piano).
Hailed as ‘one of the brightest lyric-sopranos of the younger generation’, ‘a radiant performer’ and ‘a born actress’ Louise Adler has been held in high critical acclaim during her early career, and has recently been declared Young Singer of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards.
Ms. Adler is also no stranger to Lieder, and has worked with pianist Joseph Middleton previously at the Leeds Lieder Festival. Joseph Middleton is considered a specialist in the art of song accompaniment, and has been described as ‘one of the brightest stars in the world of song and Lieder’ by BBC Music Magazine.
The Observer wrote about Ms. Adler that:
“she sings [Strauss’ song ‘Zueignung’] with unusual and touching introversion and contemplation. All are sung with vivid narrative skill, rich in colour and detail, and with a stunning purity of tone on long notes (as in the “Ruhe” of Ruhe, meine Seele!). Alder is beautifully partnered by pianist Joseph Middleton.”
Here are three Lieder from this recording: