ANNA-LENA ELBERT – soprano
HANA KATSENES – alto
BERTHOLD SCHINDLER – tenor
ISRAEL MARTINS – bass
As Guest Conductor: CLAYTON BOWMAN
The Evening Primrose transports us to the emotional core of the rich and colourful vocal music from the Late Romantic Era. The Munich vocal group vodeon dispatches the chansons with the utmost vocal skill, freshness, and joy. Gripping and fascinating in equal measure.
Recorded in Blaibach
release: May 2021
from: Trois Chansons
12 Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder!
13 Yver, vous n’estes qu’un villain
from: Trois Chansons
16 Mary Hynes
17 Anthony O’Daly
18 The Coolin
from: Seven Poems by Robert Bridges
19 I Praise The Tender Flower
20 My Spirit Sang All Day
21 Clear And Gentle Stream
22 Wherefore Tonight So Full of Care
vodeon interprets music as an innovative formation of soloists with an ever-changing lineup. Their joy in finding new expressive possibilities combined with their broad horizons spark collaborations with artists of all genres — from instrumental music to dance to drama. Conductor Clayton Bowman and singers Berthold Schindler and Hana Katsenes make up a core trio. Around this core they bring together groups of artists which correspond precisely to diligently designed concert programs. Despite this remarkable versatility, each project includes vodeon’s unmistakable thumbprint: the highly artful performance of vocal music with the aesthetic of the solo voice. In the space between solo and tutti, individuality and voice blending, con and senza vibrato, the ensemble finds its characteristic sound.
Influenced by the various artistic biographies of the musicians, vodeon’s repertoire has but one criterion: regardless of style, era, or language, it must be music into which the artists can breathe life, and by which the audience can be moved. Their quest for unheard programs has brought vodeon to partner with eminent artists such as the singers Anna-Lena Elbert and Israel Martins, the pianist Amy Brinkman-Davis, the poet Fee Brembeck, the baroque orchestra Concerto München under the direction of Johannes Berger, and the composer Johannes X. Schachtner.