Luca Pisaroni - Beethoven, Reichardt, Brahms, Liszt
Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni performs songs by Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt plus the philosopher and composer Johann Friedrich Reichardt, with pianist Wolfram Rieger.
Live from Wigmore Hall
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Beethoven: La partenza; In questa tomba oscura; Hoffnung; L'amante impatiente
Johann Friedrich Reichardt: Canzon, s'al dolce loco; Erano i capei d'oro a l'aura sparsi;
O poggi, o valli, o fiumi, o selve, o campi; Più volte già dal bel sembiante umano;
Dico ch'ad ora ad ora; Pace non trovo; Di tempo in tempo mi si fa men dura;
Or che 'l ciel et la terra e 'l vento tace
INTERVAL: More music by Johann Friedrich Reichardt, marking the anniversary of his death in 1814, including his Harpsichord Sonata in E flat major and his Violin Sonata in F major.
Brahms: Alte Liebe; Sommerfäden; O kühler Wald; Verzagen; Unüberwindlich
Liszt: Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam; Anfangs wollt' ich fast verzagen; In Liebeslust;
Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß; Lieder aus Schillers Wilhelm Tell; Die Loreley;
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh; Wieder möcht ich dir begegnen; Die drei Zigeuner
Luca Pisaroni first came to prominence a decade ago at the Salzburg Festival. Now in his mid-thirties, he regularly sings at the world's leading opera houses: this season includes his Covent Garden debut as well as leading roles at the Vienna State and New York Metropolitan opera houses. His recital includes songs by Johann Friedrich Reichardt, who died two hundred years ago: he was brought up to be a court musician, but after meeting Immanuel Kant he studied philosophy and became a revolutionary, active in France and Poland. In between these activities, he found time to write a series of charming songs and chamber pieces.
Followed by recent recommendations from the CD Review shelves.