EIN ZYKLUS VON LIEDERN VON WILHELM MÜLLER
ARR. FOR TENOR AND TWO GUITARS BY ANTJE ASENDORF AND STEFAN HLADEK
The idea of performing Schubert’s lieder with guitar accompaniment is rooted in the everyday performance practice of the early 19th century. Tenor Georg Poplutz joins forces with guitarists Antje Asendorf and Stefan Hladek in the fi rst recording of their arrangement of Die Schöne Müllerin. An intimate and transparent sounding version of Schubert‘s beloved song cycle.
01 DAS WANDERN
04 DANKSAGUNG AN DEN BACH
05 AM FEIERABEND
06 DER NEUGIERIGE
09 DES MÜLLERS BLUMEN
13 MIT DEM GRÜNEN LAUTENBANDE
14 DER JÄGER
15 EIFERSUCHT UND STOLZ
16 DIE LIEBE FARBE
17 DIE BÖSES FARBE
18 TROCKNE BLUMEN
19 DER MÜLLER UND DER BACH
20 DES BACHES WIEGENLIED
Recording / Aufnahme: 03/2014 – Ev. Immanuelkirche Königstein im Taunus
Producers / Produzenten: Andreas Bertram, Andreas Meixner
Recording Producer / Tonmeister: Andreas Bertram
Layout / Satz: Felix Dreher
®+© 2014 SPEKTRAL 15543
Best.-Nr. / Ord. No.: SRL4 – 14129
GTIN (EAN): 4260130381295
Alle Rechte vorbehalten. / All rights reserved.
Tenor Georg Poplutz has established himself as a sensitive interpreter of art song and oratorio. In 2009, he won the Frankfurt Mendelssohn Special Prize for “his outstanding achievement in concert singing.” He focuses above all on the performance of the art song literature, and works intensively with pianist Hilko Dumno. Together, they have prepared and performed many different art song recitals. In 2012, he began working on Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin with the guitarists Asendorf and Hladek, in the arrangement recorded here.Poplutz has performed at many important festivals (Rheingau, Leipzig, Ansbach, Weilburg) and concert halls (the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Bremen’s Die Glocke, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Essen Philharmonie, and the Liederhalle in Stuttgart). He has also appeared in various churches in Germany (Frauenkirche in Dresden, St. Michaelis in Hamburg) and elsewhere in Europe. Musical collaborators include Ludwig Güttler, Tonu Kaljuste, Hermann Max, Sir Roger Norrington, Ralf Otto, Ludger Rémy, Masaaki Suzuki, Winfried Toll and Roland Wilson. Poplutz is also a regular member of Arno Paduch’s Johann Rosenmüller Ensemble as well as Konrad Junghänel’s Cantus Cölln. Recently, he has been heavily involved as a soloist in the complete Heinrich Schütz recorded edition directed by Hans-Christoph Rademann on the Carus label. Recordings for radio, DVD, and about 30 CDs also testify to the high regard with which his artistry is held.After obtaining his teaching certificates in music and English (Münster and Dortmund), Poplutz went on to pursue vocal studies at the Universities of Music in Frankfurt and Cologne under Berthold Possemeyer, Rainer Hoffmann and Christoph Prégardien. He also benefited from the support of Menuhin’s LiveMusicNow and since 2010 has received further artistic guidance from Carol Meyer-Bruetting. Born in Arnsberg, Poplutz has been a resident of Frankfurt am Main since 2002.
Antje Asendorf discovered her love for the guitar at an early age and began lessons at age five. She commenced university studies at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, USA, which was followed by a period at the Academy of Music in Darmstadt. Beginning in 1999, she studied classical guitar with Klaus Hempel and Olaf Van Gonnissen at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. She obtained her Master of Music degree under Carlo Marchione at the University of Music in Maastricht, followed by the Solistenexamen at the University of Music in Stuttgart with Johannes Monno. Many masterclasses with Manuel Barrueco, Leo Brouwer, Konrad Ragossnig and others rounded out Asendorf’s musical education, and she was also supported by Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now program.Asendorf’s repertoire comprises works for the baroque, romantic and modern concert guitars. A wide range of CDs and radio and television recordings testify to her musical breadth, and chamber music is of special significance to her. During her student years, she was active as a chamber music coach in the guitar department at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg, and today she cultivates a special focus on art song and recitation accompaniment. She gives concerts with the Catalan soprano Anna Escala in Germany and Spain and has performed the melodrama Platero y Yo by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco for the association Artists Against Cancer. On several occasions, she has been involved in performances of Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano for choir and guitar, including one at the 2012 International Guitar Festival in Nürtingen. Asendorf has performed with many different types of ensembles including orchestra as well as in guitar duos, duos with piano, and trios with violin and viola.Asendorf became a member of the well-established Barrios Guitar Quartet in 2010, and teaches classical guitar at the University of Siegen in addition to maintaining her own guitar school.
Stefan Hladek studied classical guitar at the Academy of Music in Darmstadt with Olaf Van Gonnissen, and with Timothy Walker at London’s Royal Academy of Music where he also participated in masterclasses held by Julian Bream and John Williams. Since 1989, he has been active as a soloist and chamber musician. Early in his career, he won several prizes at international competitions, and since then has been invited to give concerts and serve on juries at guitar festivals in Germany and across Europe. His range of artistic activities is broad and encompasses performances and recordings (for both CD and radio) of original compositions and arrangements from the Renaissance to the present day. He has given premiers at the New Music Festival in Darmstadt and is involved in historical performance practice on the Baroque guitar, quint bass guitar, and the romantic guitar.Since 2003, Hladek has collaborated with actor Horst Schäfer (recitations) in a literary-musical duo. Other chamber music activity involves the accompanying of lieder and various types of musical ensembles. Since 2004, he has also been a member of the Barrios Guitar Quartet. Together, they concertize throughout Europe, and their most recent CD, El Calor del Día, was featured as a CD recommendation on HR2 Kulturradio in January, 2012. Following this, there have been invitations to give concerts at the Rheingau Music Festival, The Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, and the Schloss Concerts in Weiburg. As a pedagogue, Stefan Hladek maintains a guitar studio (D8) in Darmstadt, and his masterclasses are sought after internationally. Since April 2006 he has headed his own guitar class at the University of Music in Mainz.