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Schubertiade
Franz Schubert, Wenzel Matiegka, Johann Baptist Mayrhofer

Julian Prégardien, Philippe Pierlot, Marc Hantaï, Xavier Diaz-Latorre

Schubertiade

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Format: SACD
Label: Myrios Classics
UPC: 4260183510185
Catnr: MYR 018
Release date: 27 October 2023
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Label
Myrios Classics
UPC
4260183510185
Catalogue number
MYR 018
Release date
27 October 2023
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About the album

Imagine Vienna, sometime in the mid-1800’s. A Spanish merchant who is very gifted at the guitar, a nobleman who has fled the Belgian Revolution and is also a passionate cellist (and who, since his arrival in Vienna, has become fascinated with a curious instrument called the “baryton”), and a Parisian painter and flutist all get together to play Schubert lieder with a singer from Munich who has recently given a guest performance at the “Theater an der Wien”, and whom they have engaged for a petty sum. Anton Diabelli, the Kaiser’s official “k.k. Music Supplier”, has sold them a stack of old and new scores, including Schubert lieder and waltz transcriptions. Delighted with the songs,the four musicians decide to invite a larger circle of friends to a convivial soirée in a salon, where they will present them along with some interspersed waltzes and further instrumental music, combined with several fitting poems: for cheerful enjoyment or tranquil contemplation. That is what it could have been like, that spontaneous Schubertiade.In their Schubertiade, Julian Prégardien and his instrumental friends recreate the special artistic mood one could have felt in Schubert’s day in a Vienna salon. To evoke that atmosphere, they have created a new collage of musical and literary fragments associated with the composer, featuring the unusual combination of flute, baryton and guitar. Three experienced early music specialists with the best credentials – Philippe Pierlot, Marc Hantaï and Xavier Diaz-Latorre, known from the Ricercar Consort, Le Concert des Nations and Les Arts Florissants – gather as a fine instrumental ensemble around one of the young singers most in demand on the current musical scene. With them, he presents his new SACD album “Schubertiade” on the Cologne myrios classics label. Well-known Schubert songs such as Heidenröslein, the Harpist’s Song and Schwanengesang alternate here with dances and short instrumental pieces.

Artist(s)

Julian Prégardien

In opera, concert and Lied repertoire, Julian Prégardien enjoys widespread success in equal measure on an international scale. He has gained particular acclaim in the tenor part of the Evangelist in the passions and oratorios of J. S. Bach. Prégardien recently sang the Evangelist in the Christmas Oratorio under the baton of Peter Schreier in the Munich Philharmonie, as well as the Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion at the Lincoln Center in New York conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Bach Society and at the Munich Herkulessaal with Peter Dijkstra and the Bavarian Radio Choir in a CD/DVD production that has been broadcast several times by different German television stations. Prégardien also recently sang in...
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In opera, concert and Lied repertoire, Julian Prégardien enjoys widespread success in equal measure on an international scale.
He has gained particular acclaim in the tenor part of the Evangelist in the passions and oratorios of J. S. Bach. Prégardien recently sang the Evangelist in the Christmas Oratorio under the baton of Peter Schreier in the Munich Philharmonie, as well as the Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion at the Lincoln Center in New York conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Bach Society and at the Munich Herkulessaal with Peter Dijkstra and the Bavarian Radio Choir in a CD/DVD production that has been broadcast several times by different German television stations. Prégardien also recently sang in a television production of the St John Passion in Riga (Latvia) with Concerto Copenhagen conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen. He had previously recorded the St John Passion in 2010 on the French ZIG ZAG label in a production that received excellent international reviews. In early 2015 he will once more record the Evangelist in the St John Passion for Bavarian Radio. 
During the 2014/15 season, Prégardien will also perform Bach cantatas on tour with René Jacobs, and in Barcelona and Paris he will sing the Christmas Oratorio conducted by Christophe Rousset. Under the baton of Andrea Marcon he will likewise perform the Mass in B Minor with Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as a series of Bach cantatas with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; he will also go on tour singing the St Matthew Passion with Le Concert Lorrain conducted by Christoph Prégardien. 
Further collaborations in the 2014/15 season include Bach cantatas with the Stuttgart International Bach Academy under Hans-Christoph Rademann, Mozart’s Requiem with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Bavarian Radio Chorus under Peter Dijkstra, and Haydn’s Creation with Christoph Poppen conducting the Cologne Chamber Orchestra.

On the opera stage, Prégardien has recently sung the part of Jaquino in Fidelio with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Järvi. He also covered the role of Eurimedes in Telemann’s Orpheus at Frankfurt Opera, where he was previously an ensemble member and covered the roles of Tamino in The Magic Flute, Jason in Charpentier’s Medée and The Novice in Billy Budd. At Aix-en-Provence Festival he sang the roles of Nencio in Haydn’s L’infedeltà delusa and Belfiore in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. In June of 2015 he will make a guest appearance as Renaud in Lully’s Armide at the Opéra National de Lorraine (Nancy), with Christophe Rousset conducting and David Hermann as stage director. In the 2013/14 season he sang Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under René Jacobs (at Bremen Musikfest, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and La Monnaie in Brussels), as well as the title role in Rameau’s Zaïs with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques (Amsterdam, Versailles, Theater an der Wien). Both productions were recorded for CD release.

Julian Prégardien can be heard on the Virgin Classics release of Ezio (Gluck) under Alan Curtis, a production that received an ECHO Classical Award in 2012. He was also among the singers on the roster of Cecilia Bartoli’s second CD release devoted to the works of Agostino Steffani, entitled Stabat Mater (Decca Classics). 
With the title An die Geliebte, Julien Prégardien’s first solo recording was released in early 2014 on the Myrios Classics label, featuring Lied repertoire accompanied by Christoph Schnackertz at the piano – a release that reaped high praise from the critics. In late 2014, Challenge Records International will publish a joint vocal collaboration between father and son, featuring Christoph and Julien Prégardien singing Lied repertoire accompanied by pianist Michael Gees.

Julien Prégardien has given Lieder recitals at Davos Festival, at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, at Stuttgart Musikfest, at the Rheingau Music Festival, at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Cologne Philharmonie, Stadtcasino Basel, Innsbruck Festival and the Edinburgh and Schwetzingen festivals. In 2013 he performed for the first time at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, where he is re-invited to perform in 2015. The 2014/15 season will also see a series of joint Lieder recitals with his father scheduled at the Haydn Festival in Brühl, at Stuttgart Musikfest, at Wigmore Hall and at Salzburg Whitsun Festival.

The singer also enjoys presenting distinctive chamber music programmes. At Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Schumann’s birth in 2010, he premièred his own arrangement of Schumann’s Liederkreis cycle for string quartet and improvised piano intermezzos with Michael Gees and the Gémaux Quartet. In 2014, in collaboration with the Ricercar Consort, he devised a “Schubertiad” featuring Lied arrangements, instrumental works and texts by Schubert and his contemporaries, arranged for flute, guitar and barytone viol. That project will be released by Myrios Classics as Prégardien’s second solo CD in 2015. 

Born in Frankfurt, Julien Prégardien was trained in the Limburg Cathedral Choir and went on to study voice at Freiburg Musikhochschule. Since the summer semester of 2013 he has been teaching the oratorio class at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.

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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.
Schubert - 'Die Szene ist ein Bild'
01:16
(Peter Härtling)
02.
Der Wanderer D 493
04:21
(Franz Schubert)
03.
Klage an das Volk
00:42
(Franz Schubert)
04.
Morgenlied D 685 Op. 4 Nr. 2
04:46
(Franz Schubert)
05.
Originaltänze D 365 Op. 9 Nr. 1 & 5
01:13
(Franz Schubert)
06.
Schäfers Klagelied D 121 Op. 3 Nr. 1
03:02
(Franz Schubert)
07.
Heidenröslein D 257 Op. 3 Nr. 3
01:49
(Franz Schubert)
08.
„Ich bin zu Ende mit allen Träumen“ - Franz Schubert 20. August 1815
01:27
(Michael Stegemann)
09.
Wanderers Nachtlied D 224 Op. 4 Nr. 3
01:15
(Franz Schubert)
10.
Notturno Op. 21 - 1. Lento e patetico
05:27
(Wenzel Matiegka)
11.
Notturno Op. 21 - 2. Zingara
03:07
(Wenzel Matiegka)
12.
Auf dem Strom D 943 Op. posthum 119
08:44
(Franz Schubert)
13.
Sehnsucht D 516 Op. 8 Nr. 2
03:31
(Franz Schubert)
14.
Nachtviolen Op. 2
02:04
(Johann Kaspar Merz)
15.
Schwanengesang D 744 Op. 23 Nr. 3
02:49
(Franz Schubert)
16.
Auf dem Wasser zu singen D 774 Op. 72
03:25
(Franz Schubert)
17.
Lachen und Weinen D 777 Op. 59 Nr. 4
01:43
(Franz Schubert)
18.
Geheimnis. An Franz Schubert
00:59
(Johann Baptist Mayrhofer)
19.
Nachtviolen D 752 WoO
02:47
(Franz Schubert)
20.
Schubert - 'Ich kann die Scharade nicht erraten'
00:51
(Peter Härtling)
21.
Gesänge des Harfners Op. 12 - Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt D 478
03:14
(Franz Schubert)
22.
Improvisation
00:44
(Marc Hantaï)
23.
Gesänge des Harfners Op. 12 - Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß D 480
04:09
(Franz Schubert)
24.
Improvisation
00:53
(Marc Hantaï)
25.
Gesänge des Harfners Op. 12 - An die Türen will ich schleichen D 479
02:02
(Franz Schubert)
26.
Piano Sonata D 894 Op. 78 (arr.) - Menuetto und Trio
03:39
(Franz Schubert)
27.
An Franz
00:39
(Johann Baptist Mayrhofer)
28.
Schwanengesang D 957/4 WoO - Ständchen
03:42
(Franz Schubert)
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