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Strauss, Pfitzner, Thuille Songs

Pianist Joseph Middleton curates a song series celebrating the glories of Richard Strauss at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Austrian mezzo soprano Sophie Rennert.

Radio 3 Big Song Weekend
The second in a series of four concerts curated by pianist Joseph Middleton celebrating the glories of Richard Strauss's songs. Recorded last month at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and introduced by Petroc Trelawny, the Austrian mezzo soprano Sophie Rennert 's programme sets Strauss's Opus 15 songs into context with those of his contemporaries Hans Pfitzner and close friend and sometime rival Ludwig Thuille.

Richard Strauss: Funf Lieder, Op.15
Madrigal
Winternacht
Lob des Leidens
Aus den Liedern der Trauer
Heimkehr

Hans Pfitzner: Nachts, Op.26 no 2
Hans Pfitzner: Lockung, Op.7 no 4
Hans Pfitzner: Nachtwanderer, Op.7 no 2
Hans Pfitzner: Abschied, op.9 no 5

Ludwig Thuille: Opus 12
Waldensamkeit
Die Nacht
Di Stille Nacht

Richard Strauss: Standchen, Op 17 no.2
Richard Strauss: Breit' über mein Haupt, Op 19 no.2
Richard Strauss: Mein Herz is Stumm, Op 19 no.6
Richard Strauss: All mein Gedanken, Op 21 no.1
Richard Strauss: Du meines Herzens Krönelein
Richard Strauss: Befreit, Op 39 no.4

Sophie Rennert, mezzo soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano

Produced by Johannah Smith, BBC Wales

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    5 Lieder, Op 15

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Hans Pfitzner

    Nachts, Op 26 No 2

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Hans Pfitzner

    Lockung, Op 7 No 4

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Hans Pfitzner

    Nachtwanderer, Op 7 No 2

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Hans Pfitzner

    Abschied, Op 9 No 5

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Ludwig Thuille

    3 Gesange, Op 12

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Richard Strauss

    Standchen, Op 17 No 2

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Richard Strauss

    Breit' über mein Haupt (Op 19 No 2)

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Richard Strauss

    Mein Herz ist Stumm (Op 19, No 6)

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Richard Strauss

    All' mein Gedanken, Op 21 No 1

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Richard Strauss

    Du meines Herzens Krönelein, Op 21 No 2

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Richard Strauss

    Befreit, Op 39 No 4

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Sophie Rennert.

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