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The Fair Maid of the Mill

Nicky Spence

The Fair Maid of the Mill

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212071120
Catnr: SIGCD 711
Release date: 05 August 2022
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Signum Classics
UPC
0635212071120
Catalogue number
SIGCD 711
Release date
05 August 2022
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Christopher Glynn continues his series of Schubert in English releases with a new recording of ‘The Fair Maid of the Mill’ (Die schöne Müllerin) with acclaimed Scottish tenor Nicky Spence. Set to a new translation by writer and director Jeremy Sams, Willhelm Müller’s direct and emotionally-charged poetry became the basis of Schubert’s first cycle to tell a complete story over the course of its 20 songs.

Nicky Spence is one of Scotland’s proudest sons and his unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty of his musicianship have earned him a place at the top of the classical music profession. Nicky won a record contract with Decca records while still studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then took a place as an inaugural Harewood Artist at the ENO.

Christopher Glynn is a Grammy award-winning pianist, praised for his ‘breathtaking sensitivity’ (Gramophone), ‘irrepressible energy, wit and finesse’ (The Guardian) and ‘perfect fusion of voice and piano’ (BBC Music Magazine). He is also Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival, where he has been praised as a ‘visionary’ and ‘inspired programmer’ (The Times).

Artist(s)

Christopher Glynn (piano)

Christopher Glynn is a Grammy award-winning pianist and one of the UK’s best- known accompanists and chamber musicians. He combines his performing life with the role of Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival, where he has been praised by The Times as a ‘visionary’ and ‘inspired programmer’. His recital partners have included Sir Thomas Allen, John Mark Ainsley, Benjamin Appl, Fleur Barron, Julian Bliss, Claire Booth, Ian Bostridge, Allan Clayton, Dame Sarah Connolly, Bernarda Fink, Dame Emma Kirkby, Steven Isserlis, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Jonas Kaufmann, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Mark Padmore, Ian Partridge, Joan Rodgers, Kate Royal, Kathryn Rudge, Nicky Spence, Bryn Terfel, Sir John Tomlinson, Robin Tritschler, Ailish Tynan, Roderick Williams and many others. He also performs with a wide variety of chamber ensembles, with choirs including The Sixteen,...
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Christopher Glynn is a Grammy award-winning pianist and one of the UK’s best- known accompanists and chamber musicians. He combines his performing life with the role of Artistic Director of the Ryedale Festival, where he has been praised by The Times as a ‘visionary’ and ‘inspired programmer’.
His recital partners have included Sir Thomas Allen, John Mark Ainsley, Benjamin Appl, Fleur Barron, Julian Bliss, Claire Booth, Ian Bostridge, Allan Clayton, Dame Sarah Connolly, Bernarda Fink, Dame Emma Kirkby, Steven Isserlis, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Jonas Kaufmann, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Mark Padmore, Ian Partridge, Joan Rodgers, Kate Royal, Kathryn Rudge, Nicky Spence, Bryn Terfel, Sir John Tomlinson, Robin Tritschler, Ailish Tynan, Roderick Williams and many others. He also performs with a wide variety of chamber ensembles, with choirs including The Sixteen, VOCES8 and the Eric Whitacre Singers, and on historic pianos with artists including Rachel Podger.
Recent highlights include performances at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Edinburgh and Aldeburgh Festivals, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Southbank Centre, BBC Proms and tours to Japan, USA, Canada, Brazil, China and South Asia.
In 2015, Chris founded a Lieder in English project to bring classical song to a wider audience, initially by commissioning Jeremy Sams to create new English versions of song cycles by Schubert, Schumann and Wolf, which have been performed widely and are being recorded for Signum Classics.
His many awards include the accompaniment prize in the 2001 Kathleen Ferrier competition, the 2002 Geoffrey Parsons Award and the 2003 Gerald Moore Award. He has made many acclaimed and ground- breaking recordings and in 2021 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.

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Nicky Spence (tenor)

Nicky Spence is one of Scotland’s proudest sons and his unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty of his musicianship have earned him a place at the top of the classical music profession. Nicky won a record contract with Decca records while still studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then took a place as an inaugural Harewood Artist at the ENO. Nicky has recorded prolifically and won both the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award and Gramophone's Solo Vocal Award for his recording of Janáček's 'The Diary of One Who Disappeared' with Julius Drake. Other solo recordings include recital discs with Malcolm Martineau for Chandos and Resonus, and Strauss lieder with Roger Vignoles for Hyperion and...
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Nicky Spence is one of Scotland’s proudest sons and his unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty of his musicianship have earned him a place at the top of the classical music profession. Nicky won a record contract with Decca records while still studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then took a place as an inaugural Harewood Artist at the ENO. Nicky has recorded prolifically and won both the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award and Gramophone's Solo Vocal Award for his recording of Janáček's 'The Diary of One Who Disappeared' with Julius Drake. Other solo recordings include recital discs with Malcolm Martineau for Chandos and Resonus, and Strauss lieder with Roger Vignoles for Hyperion and his discography ranges from Handel and Mozart to Wagner, Brahms, Britten, Dove and Turnage. He has sung operatic roles at London’s Royal Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper, Opera national de Paris, Madrid's Teatro Real, La Monnaie and the Glyndebourne Festival.
Nicky Spence's unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty of his musicianship have earned him a place at the top of the classical music profession. Nicky won a record contract with Decca records while still studying at the GSMD and then took a place as an inaugural Harewood Artist at the ENO. He has recorded prolifically and won both the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award and Gramophone's Solo Vocal Award for his recording of Janáček's 'The Diary of One Who Disappeared' with Julius Drake. Other solo recordings include recital discs with Malcolm Martineau for Chandos and Resonus, and Strauss lieder with Roger Vignoles for Hyperion and his discography ranges from Handel and Mozart to Wagner, Brahms, Britten, Dove and Turnage. He has sung operatic roles at London’s Royal Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper, Opera national de Paris, Madrid's Teatro Real, La Monnaie and the Glyndebourne Festival.

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Composer(s)

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the...
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Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert already died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.
It was in the genre of the Lied that Schubert made his most indelible mark. Prior to Schubert's influence, Lieder tended toward a strophic, syllabic treatment of text, evoking the folksong qualities engendered by the stirrings of Romantic nationalism. Schubert expanded the potentialities of the genre like no other composer before.

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01.
Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': I. Das Wandern
02:34
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': II. Wohin?
02:24
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': III. Halt!
01:30
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': IV. Danksagung an den Bach
02:15
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': V. Am Feierabend
02:35
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': VI. Der Neugierige
04:01
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': VII. Ungeduld
02:38
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': VIII. Morgengruss
04:19
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': IX. Des Müllers Blumen
03:27
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': X. Tränenregen
04:07
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XI. Mein!
02:23
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XII. Pause
04:54
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XIII. Mit dem grünen Lautenbande
01:51
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XIV. Der Jäger
01:17
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XV. Eifersucht und Stolz
01:38
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XVI. Die liebe Farbe
04:12
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XVII. Die böse Farbe
02:13
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XVIII. Trockne Blumen
03:50
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XIX. Der Müller und der Bach
04:11
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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Die schöne Müllerin D. 795 'The Fair Maid of the Mill': XX. Des Baches Wiegenlied
06:54
(Franz Schubert) Nicky Spence, Christopher Glynn
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