Lieder by Wolf & Brahms


Alastair Miles is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading basses, appearing regularly with acclaimed opera companies such as WNO, Glyndebourne, ENO and the Royal Opera, as well as with conductors such as Giulini, Harnoncourt, Muti, Rattle, Gergiev, Gardiner, Norrington, Davis and Dohnanyi.

On this new recording he explores some gems of the Lieder repertoire from Hugo Wolf and Johannes Brahms, ably accompanied by pianist Marie-Nöelle Kendall.

Alastair Miles’s gravely sonorous bass is finely attuned to Brahms’ and Wolf’s vocal swan songs….. Miles’s oaken depth of tone and amplitude of line are impressive and ultimately moving. He sings with feeling and understanding [and] Miles is a vivid narrator. It’s a nobly sung recital confirming that the leading English operatic basso cantante is also a lieder singer of intelligence and insight – Gramophone

After the 174 bars of hectic introduction to Wolf’s Prometheus, Miles’s voice bursts into the first line of the song with a vengeance. And so it continues through the programme – a rich and resonant tone, even throughout its easy range, excellent diction and a strong identification with the text. Marie-Noëlle Kendall’s accompaniment matches her singer all the way and she seizes her opportunities to show her formidable technique without unbalancing the relationship – OperaNow

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Alastair Miles bass
Marie-Nöelle Kendall piano

RELEASE DATE: 17/02/2014
BARCODE: 635212036921

1. Prometheus Hugo Wolf

2. Grenzen der Menscheit Hugo Wolf

3. Der Sänger Hugo Wolf

4. O wüsst ich doch den Weg zurück, Op.63 No.8 Johannes Brahms

5. Auf dem Kirchhofe, Op.105 No.4 Johannes Brahms

6. Feldeinsamkeit, Op.86 No.2 Johannes Brahms

7. Verrat, Op.105 No.5 Johannes Brahms

8. Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen, Op.32 No.2 Johannes Brahms

Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo

Hugo Wolf

9. I. Wohl denk’ ich oft

10. II. Alles Endet, was entstehet

11. III. Fühlt meine Seele

Vier ernste Gesange, Op.121 Nos.104

Johannes Brahms

1. I. Denn es gehet dem Menschen

2. II. Ich wandte mich Johannes Brahms

3. III. O Tod Johannes Brahms

4. IV. Wenn ich mit Menschen – und mit Engelzungen redete

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