ANKE VONDUNG – Soprano
WERNER GÜRA – Tenor
CHRISTOPH BERNER – Piano
Release: April 2021
01 EIN STÄNDCHEN EUCH ZU BRINGEN KAM ICH HER
02 MEIN LIEBSTER SINGT AM HAUS IM MONDENSCHEIN
03 MAN SAGT MIR, DEINE MUTTER WOLL’ ES NICHT
04 HEB’ AUF DEIN BLONDES HAUPT UND SCHLAFE NICHT
05 WAS FÜR EIN LIED SOLL DIR GESUNGEN WERDEN
06 GESEGNET SEI, DURCH DEN DIE WELT ENSTUND
07 WOHL KENN ICH EUERN STAND, DER NICHT GERING
08 IHR SEID DIE ALLERSCHÖNSTE WEIT UND BREIT
09 DU DENKST MIT EINEM FÄDCHEN MICH ZU FANGEN
10 HOFFÄRTIG SEID IHR SCHÖNES KIND
11 DU SAGST MIR, DASS ICH KEINE FÜRSTIN SEI
12 LASS SIE NUR GEHN, DIE SO DIE STOLZE SPIELT
13 GESELLE, WOLL’N WIR UNS IN KUTTEN HÜLLEN
14 ICH ESSE NUN MEIN BROT NICHT TROCKEN MEHR
15 ICH LIESS MIR SAGEN UND MIR WARD ER ERZÄHLT
16 AUCH KLEINE DINGE KÖNNEN UNS ENTZÜCKEN
17 HEUT’ NACHT ERHOB ICH MICH UM MITTERNACHT
18 DER MOND HAT EINE SCHWERE KLAG’ ERHOBEN
19 SELIG IHR BLINDEN
20 NUN LASS UNS FRIEDEN SCHLIESSEN
21 WIR HABEN BEIDE LANGE ZEIT GESCHWIEGEN
22 UND STEHT AM MORGEN AUF VOM BETTE
23 O WÄR’ DEIN HAUS DURCHSICHTIG WIE EIN GLAS
24 GESEGNET SEI DAS GRÜN UND WER ES TRÄGT!
25 STERB ICH, SO HÜLLT IN BLUMEN MEINE GLIEDER
26 WENN DU, MEIN LIEBSTER, STEIGST ZUM HIMMEL AUF
27 UND WILLST DU DEINEN LIEBSTEN STERBEN SEHEN
28 MIR WARD GESAGT, DU REISEST IN DIE FERNE
29 IHR JUNGEN LEUTE, DIE IHR ZIEHT INS FELD
30 WENN DU MICH MIT DEN AUGEN STREIFST
31 BENEDEIT DIE SEL’GE MUTTER
32 DASS DOCH GEMALT ALL’ DEINE REIZE WÄREN
33 MEIN LIEBSTER HAT ZU TISCHE MICH GELADEN
34 MEIN LIEBSTER IST SO KLEIN
35 SCHON STRECKT ICH AUS IM BETT DIE MÜDEN GLIEDER
36 WIE SOLL ICH FRÖHLICH SEIN UND LACHEN GAR
37 WIEVIELE ZEIT VERLOR ICH, DICH ZU LIEBEN!
38 ER RIEF DICH DENN?
39 WAS SOLL DER ZORN, MEIN SCHATZ, DER DICH ERHITZT?
40 NEIN JUNGER HERR, SO TREIBT MAN’S NICHT FÜRWAHR
41 WIE LANGE SCHON WAR IMMER MEIN VERLANGEN
42 NICHT LÄNGER KANN ICH SINGEN
43 SCHWEIG’ EINMAL STILL!
44 O WÜSSTEST DU, WIEVIEL ICH DEINETWEGEN, DU FALSCHE RENEGATIN, LITT ICH ZUR NACHT
45 VERSCHLING’ DER ABGRUND MEINES LIEBSTEN HÜTTE
46 ICH HAB’ IN PENNA EINEN LIEBSTEN WOHNEN
Gesamtspielzeit / Total time: 74:36
Best.-Nr. / Ord. No.: SRL4 – 20182
GTIN (EAN): 4260130381820
Booklettext in German and English language (36 pages)
The career of the rising Speyer-born mezzo-soprano Anke Vondung began during her time at the University of Music in Mannheim, where she studied with Rudolf Piernay. She has won many international competitions, including the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna and the ARD Competition in Munich, which in turn have led to many performance opportunities. Noted for her versatility, expressiveness, and artistic breadth, Vondung is at home in both the opera house and the concert hall, enthralling the public with her emotional force and technical acumen. She has released many CDs covering a broad repertoire, and is especially fascinated by the lied repertoire (including orchestral lieder), the quartet literature, and chamber music. Her regular accompanist and collaborator is the Austrian pianist Christoph Berner, with whom she has pursued a fruitful working relationship for many years.Vondung’s career began at the Tirol Landestheater in Innsbruck under the guidance of Brigitte Fassbaender, who gave her the opportunity to learn and perform many of the important roles including Oktavian in Der Rosenkavalier, the part of Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Sesto in La clemenza di Tito, and many more. She then moved on to the Semperoper in Dresden, where she still appears regularly to this day. In addition, she has appeared in many of the great international opera houses and concert stages including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Carnegie Hall, the San Diego Opera, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Théatre Chatelet and Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, the Concertgebouw, the Theater an der Wien, the Grand Théatre in Geneva, Wigmore Hall in London, and the festivals in Salzburg, Bregenz, Herrenchiemsee, Glyndebourne, and Munich. In addition, she has given many concerts in Europe, the United States, and Asia with well-known orchestras and conductors. Along with her performing activities, Vondung also gives masterclasses internationally as well.
The Munich-born tenor Werner Güra is a graduate of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He began his vocal studies with Kurt Widmer in Basel, Margreet Honig in Amsterdam, and Wessela Zlateva in Vienna. Following guest appearances in Frankfurt and Basel, he became a member of the ensemble at the Semperoer in Dresden, where he was heard in important Mozart and Rossini roles. He has sung under Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin Staatsoper, in productions of The Magic Flute (at the Paris National Opera and La Monnaie in Brussels), sang the role of Ferrando (Così fan tutte) at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genua and the Innsbruck Early Music Festival, and Don Ottavio under René Jacobs at the Baden-Baden Festival. He has given concerts and oratorio performances in important venues across Europe, working with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Gewandhaus Orchestra in WOLF: ITALIENISCHES LIEDERBUCH | 17 Leipzig, the Vienna Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the BBC Symphony, and various German and Dutch radio orchestras. Conductors include Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Michel Corboz, Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding, Thomas Hengelbrock, René Jacobs, Ton Koopman, Kurt Masur, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Trevor Pinnock, George Pretre, and Peter Schreier. He has also had the good fortune of working regularly with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Werner Güra is known above all as an internationally recognized interpreter of lieder and can be heard regularly at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Lucerne Festival, Lincoln Centre in New York, and Schubertiads in Schwarzenberg and Barcelona. He began recording for Harmonia Mundi in 2000, releasing Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Liederkreis, Op 39, and Hugo Wolf’s Mörike Lieder with Jan Schultsz. Many recordings with pianist Christoph Berner have been well received by both the pubic and among critics. Among them are Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden, Schubert’s Schwanengesang, lieder by Mozart, Schubert’s Winterreise, Willkommen und Abschied, Scottish Airs by Haydn, lieder and bagatelles by Beethoven, the Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms, and Schumann’s Spanische Liebeslieder. Werner Güra is the recipient of various recording industry awards including the Diapason d’or, the BBC Music Magazine Award and the ECHOKlassik- Preis. He has also been teaching voice at the Zurich University of Music since 2009.