Beethoven Lieder und Gesaenge

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The second in a two part set of Beethoven’s Lieder und Gesänge, with the luminous collaboration between the tenor, John Mark Ainsley and his accompanist Iain Burnside. Beethoven himself was not a keen song writer, yet despite this almost half of his total works call for a voice. This disc includes some of the best of those compositions.

John Mark Ainsley is accomplished as both a concert and operatic vocalist, performing at some of the most well renowned venues in the world. As well as having great experience and success as a live artist he also benefits from an extensive discography which covers repertoire from Bach to Stravinsky.

Iain Burnside enjoys a unique reputation as pianist and broadcaster and is most recognised for his collaborations with leading international singers. This will be Iain’s seventh disc with Signum Classics.

SKU: SIGCD145

What people are saying

"There is something monumental about John Mark Ainsley’s Beethoven. Iain Burnside’s fluid playing is delightful, while Ainsley’s artistry is fascinating."

The Independent

 

"John Mark Ainsley’s instinctive musicianship at its best, perhaps, in ‘An Die Ferne Geliebte’, ‘To A Distant Beloved’, or as the poetic translation in the booklet would have it,’ To My Dear Girl, So Far Away’. "

BBC CD Review

   

"John Mark Ainsley’s delivery is faultless, his masterly control of the line revealing profound emotion in these often under-estimated gems; Burnside’s piano parts are beautifully judged, too. This joins the Goerne as one of the finest lieder recordings I have heard in years. Put them at the top of your list."

Klassisk Musikkmagasin

John Mark Ainsley
Iain Burnside

Release date:12th Jan 2009
Order code:SIGCD145
Barcode: 635212014523

Tenor John Mark Ainsley is already recognized as one of the most exciting talents around. I have seen him on the opera stage singing everything from Schubert to Henze, and here in an all-Beethoven programme he shows a masculine intensity that, particularly in ‘Abenstern’, proclaim loud ad clear that we have a first-class Florestan in the making. We get ‘Adelaide’ and An die ferne Geliebte here, among lesser-known works, all sung with a total vocal and emotional commitment. A riveting singer. Tenor John Mark Ainsley is already recognized as one of the most exciting talents around. I have seen him on the opera stage singing everything from Schubert to Henze, and here in an all-Beethoven programme he shows a masculine intensity that, particularly in ‘Abenstern’, proclaim loud ad clear that we have a first-class Florestan in the making. We get ‘Adelaide’ and An die ferne Geliebte here, among lesser-known works, all sung with a total vocal and emotional commitment. A riveting singer.

Della Couling

Opera Now Magazine

There is something monumental about John Mark Ainsley’s Beethoven. Iain Burnside’s fluid playing is delightful, while Ainsley’s artistry is fascinating.

The Independent

  1. Resignation – –
  2. Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel – –
  3. Andenken – –
  4. La Tiranna – –
  5. An die Hoffnung – –
  6. Ruf vom Berge – –
  7. Klage – –
  8. Selbstgespräch – –
  9. Adelaide – –
  10. I: Wonne der Wehmuth – –
  11. II: Sehnsucht – –
  12. III: Mit einem gemahlten Band – –
  13. Gesang aus der Ferne – –
  14. Die laute Klage – –
  15. Lebensgl?ck – –
  16. Der Wachtelschlag – –
  17. An die Hoffnung – –
  18. An die Geliebte/1 – –