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Lieder by Wolf and Brahms

Alastair Miles, Marie-Nöelle Kendall

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1
Prometheus
Hugo Wolf; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
8:11
2
Grenzen der Menscheit
Hugo Wolf; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
6:54
3
Der Sänger
Hugo Wolf; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
6:46
4
O wüsst ich doch den Weg zurück, Op. 63, No. 8
Johannes Brahms; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
3:11
5
Auf dem Kirchhofe, Op. 105, No. 4
Johannes Brahms; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
2:52
6
Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86, No. 2
Johannes Brahms; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
3:04
7
Verrat, Op. 105, No. 5
Johannes Brahms; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
3:49
8
Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen, Op. 32, No. 2
Johannes Brahms; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
3:21
Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo  
9
I. Wohl denk' ich oft
Hugo Wolf; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
2:06
10
II. Alles Endet, was entstehet
Hugo Wolf; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
4:52
11
III. Fühlt meine Seele
Hugo Wolf; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
4:15
Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121, Nos. 1-4  
12
I. Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh
Johannes Brahms; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
4:17
13
II. Ich wandte mich
Johannes Brahms; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
4:11
14
III. O Tod
Johannes Brahms; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
3:51
15
IV. Wenn ich mit Menschen - und mit Engelzungen redete
Johannes Brahms; Alastair Miles; Marie-Nöelle Kendall
4:38
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:18
"Alastair Miles's gravely sonorous bass is finely attuned to Brahms' and Wolf's vocal swan songs..... Miles's oaken depth of tone and amplitude of line are impressive and ultimately moving. He sings with feeling and understanding [and] Miles is a vivid narrator. It's a nobly sung recital confirming that the leading English operatic basso cantante is also a lieder singer of intelligence and insight."
- Gramophone

"After the 174 bars of hectic introduction to Wolf's Prometheus, Miles's voice bursts into the first line of the song with a vengeance. And so it continues through the programme - a rich and resonant tone, even throughout its easy range, excellent diction and a strong identification with the text. Marie-Noëlle Kendall's accompaniment matches her singer all the way and she seizes her opportunities to show her formidable technique without unbalancing the relationship."
OperaNow

Alastair Miles is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading basses, appearing regularly with acclaimed opera companies such as WNO, Glyndebourne, ENO and the Royal Opera, as well as with conductors such as Giulini, Harnoncourt, Muti, Rattle, Gergiev, Gardiner, Norrington, Davis and Dohnanyi. On this new recording he explores some gems of the Lieder repertoire from Hugo Wolf and Johannes Brahms, ably accompanied by pianist Marie-Nöelle Kendall.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters

Recorded in the Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Snape, from 24-26 January 2013.
Producer: Adrian Peacock
Recording Engineer: Mike Hatch
Editor: Craig Jenkins
Cover Image: Detail of an oil on canvas portrait of Alastair Miles by Peter Mennim reproduced with kind permission of the artist.
Design and Artwork: Woven Design

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