Goethe-Lieder – Schubert, Liszt, Wolf


Discover the golden age of the lied with Goethe’s poetry at its helm. Andreas Burkhart and Akemi Murakami perform a selection of nineteenth centurie’s works of Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt and Hugo Wolf, interpreting the music with grace, sensitivity and passion!

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FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797 – 1828)
01 Ganymed
02  Geheimes
03  Nachtgesang
04  Versunken
05  Erster Verlust
06  An Schwager Kronos
07  Meeresstille
08  Heidenröslein
09  Der Musensohn
10  Sehnsucht
11  Jägers Abendlied
12  Der Erlkönig

FRANZ LISZT (1811 – 1886)
13 Der du von dem Himmel bist
14  Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh
15  Es war ein König in Thule

HUGO WOLF (1860 – 1903)
16 Frühling übers Jahr
17  Blumengruß
18  Anakreons Grab
19  Frech und froh I
20  Frech und froh II
21  Harfenspieler I
22  Harfenspieler II
23  Harfenspieler III
24  Der neue Amadis
25  Der Rattenfänger

Andreas Burkhart

Baritone Andreas Burkhart was born in Munich and received his early musical training as an alto soloist in the Tölzer Knabenchor before attending the Bavarian Academy of Singing. While at the Academy, he worked with Hartmut Elbert who has remained a valued vocal mentor. Burkhart subsequently went on to pursue voice studies with Frieder Lang at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich, with additional instruction from Helmut Deutsch, Fritz Schwinghammer, Siegfried Mauser, and Celine Dutilly. Burkhard has also worked intensively with Andreas Schmidt, and has participated in further masterclasses with Matthias Goerne, Christian Gerhaher, and Graham Johnson.
Andreas Brukhart is the recipient of scholarships from the Hans and Eugenia Jütting Foundation and the Deutscher Bühnenverein, and since 2009 has enjoyed the support of Live Music Now. He has been a prize winner at the National Vocal Competition (Bundeswettbewerb) in Berlin, the Lieder Competition of the Gasteig Kulturkreis, and Leipzig’s Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theatre Competition.
He has taken part in many performances with the August Everding Academy of Theatre, often appearing in productions with Ulf Schirmer and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. With them, he has taken on the role of Andrej in Tri Sestri by Peter Eötvös, and has repeated that role with the Berlin State Opera at Schiller Theatre. He has appeared as Trinidad in Untreue lohnt sich! Oder auch nicht and as Truffaldino in Der Diener zweier Herren in the staging by Dominik Wilgenbus.
Burkhart’s concert repertoire ranges from Bach’s oratorios and cantatas to Mendelssohn’s Paulus and Orff’s Carmina Burana. Among his credits are regular performances with oratorio choirs in ­Munich and Ulm as well as solo work with the Bachakademie in Stuttgart under Hans-Jörg Albrecht, with whom he sang in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in Moscow. Burkhart made his debut at the Munich Philharmonie with Handel’s Israel in Egypt.
As an interpreter of lieder, Burkhart has made guest appearances at various music festivals including the Heidelberger Frühling and the Beethovenfest in Bonn with pianistic collaborators such as Eric Schneider and Alexander Fleischer. Since 2011 he has been performing as a duo partner with Akemi Murakami. Together, they have amassed an ever-widening repertoire that includes Schubert’s Winterreise and Schwanengesang, Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Liederkreis, and Myrten, as well as many songs by Brahms, Liszt, and Wolf.

Akemi Murakami

Akemi Murakami is a pianist born in Japan. She is counted among the most popular Lied accompanists and chambermusic partners of her generation.

Her Lied partners are amongst others Benjamin Appl, Thomas E. Bauer, Daniel Behle, Okka von der Damerau, Angelika Kirchschlager, Julian Prégardien und Manuel Walser. Top-ranking instrumentalists such as Christoph Hartmann, oboist with the Berlin Philharmonic and Christian Loferer, hornist with the Bayerische Staatsoper characterize the line of Murakami‘s chamber music partners.

Akemi Murakami recorded her first CD „Goethe-Lieder“ together with the baritone Andreas Burkhart. It contains works of Schubert, Liszt and Wolf and was published in 2018 by Spektral.

She appears as a soloist, as a Lied and chambermusic partner at numerous concerts and festivals, like the music festival Heidelberger Frühling, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel Festival in Bruxelles as well as at the Festival Europäische Wochen Passau.

Inter alia, Murakami is engaged as offical accompanist at the ARD music competition for singers. Furthermore she is sought after as a teacher for Lied masterclasses, among them the „Liedakademie Vienna“ and in this context cooperates with artists like Angelika Kirchschlager, Hanns Peter Kammerer and Gerhard Kahry.

Her work is documented in many live recordings of important broadcast stations as the Bayerische Rundfunk and the Deutsche Welle.

Akemi Murakami graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with a Meisterklassen degree, where she studied with Helmut Deutsch and Donald Sulzen. Further important impulses were set by Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Christian Gerhaher, Thomas Hampson, Gerold Huber, Graham Johnson, Thomas Quasthoff and Justus Zeyen.

She is initiator and artistic director of the Lied recital series „LIEDERLEBEN“ located in the Munich reisdence.

Texte in Deutsch und Englisch (36 Seiten)

P+C 2018 Spektral, LC 15543
Best.-Nr. SRL4-17162
EAN: 4260130381622

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