For several years now I have enjoyed the singing of soprano Christiane Karg.
Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg made her London Wigmore Hall debut in 2012 with a beautiful song recital which also became her first release on Wigmore Hall Live.
As a regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses, singing roles from Musetta (La bohème) to Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice), she is also revered for her enchanting performances on the concert platform alongside conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
In this recording, Christiane Karg is joined by Malcolm Martineau who is celebrated as one of his generations greatest accompanists.
This recital explores the unique relationship between the Schumann’s and Johannes Brahms. After Robert Schumann’s death Brahms’ passion for Clara grew but it was reciprocated only with a protective motherly care. They remained close friends but Brahms never truly recovered.
This program presents love in many different guises from the stirring ‘Widmung’, to the heartfelt ‘Liebst du um Schönheit’ and the love-drunk passion of ‘Meine Liebe ist grün’.
Here is music by Robert Schumann, with Christiane Karg: