Strauss, Fauré, Debussy, Poulenc, Wolf & Berg

Christiane Karg, Malcolm Martineau

  • Total Time: 71 minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLIVE0062

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  • Christiane Karg soprano
  • Malcolm Martineau piano

The Wigmore Hall debut of young Bavarian soprano Christiane Karg in July 2012 proved a glistening highlight of the summer’s song recital series. A regular guest at the world’s leading opera houses, singing roles from Musetta (La bohème) to Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea), she is also renowned throughout the world for her enchanting performances on the concert platform.

Her recital featured two themes to link the programme: botanical in the first half, nocturnal in the second. Exploring celebrated jewels of the art song repertoire alongside lesser-known, but equally charming, discoveries, the programme moves from rarely heard floral songs from Strauss’s teens, through dreamy settings by Fauré, Debussy and Poulenc, mysterious and nocturnal Lieder of Wolf to Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder.

Track Listing

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Mädchenblumen Op. 22

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Ariettes oubliées

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Fiançailles pour rire

Richard Strauss

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

Alban Berg (1885-1935)

7 frühe Lieder

Hugo Wolf

Spanisches Liederbuch Weltliche Lieder

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)