Wanderer (2011)

Schumann, Killmayer, Mahler

Christoph Prégardien, Ensemble Kontraste

Not even our contemporary inclination towards ‘authenticity’ and ‘loyalty to the composer’s intentions’ has been able to stop the trend of adapting scores for a different instrumentation than what the composer originally had in mind. The rapidly growing number of smallish ensembles with combinations of instruments for which very little music is available has even proved to be an added incentive in this direction, leading towards a new development within classical music. Not infrequently, a particular interest is shown in lieder which were originally written for solo voice with piano accompaniment. Sometimes the composers themselves put a small instrumental ensemble or even a complete symphony orchestra in the place of the original piano part, but it is not unusual for others to undertake this task.
One of the composers who adapted a piano score for a complete orchestra was Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), and the orchestration for his Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer, written in 1883-1885) followed the piano version so quickly that the very first performance in 1886 immediately featured the orchestra. In 1920, Arnold Schoenberg created a new version for flute, clarinet, harmonium, piano, string quintet and percussion, and this instrumentation was taken by the ensemble KONTRASTE as the starting point for a project called Wanderer, in collaboration with the tenor Christoph Prégardien. It revolves around Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen as well as sixteen lieder by Robert Schumann, which were arranged for this project by Marcus Reißenberger. The idea was to retain the liveliness heard in the piano accompaniment while at the same time creating an instrumental colour palette that far surpassed it. A sort of intermezzo is formed by four lieder by contemporary composer Wilhelm Killmayer, who wrote his own instrumentation to fit in with the idiom used in the lieder of Mahler and Schumann.

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Christoph Prégardien

Born 1956 in Limburg, Germany, Christoph Prégardien began his musical education as a choirboy. He then studied singing with Martin Gründler and Karlheinz Jarius in Frankfurt, Carla Castellani in Milan, Alois Treml in Stuttgart and attended Hartmut Höll’s lieder-class. 

Widely regarded as among the foremost lyric tenors, Christoph Prégardien frequently collaborates with conductors such as Barenboim, Chailly, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Luisi, Metzmacher, Nagano, Sawallisch and Thielemann. His repertory spans a wide range from the great Baroque, Classical and Romantic Oratorios to 20th century works by Britten, Killmayer, Rihm, Stravinsky. 

 

Recognized as an eminent recitalist, Christoph Prégardien is regularly welcomed at the major recital venues of Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Zurich, Vienna, Barcelona and Geneva, as well as during his concert tours throughout Italy, Japan and North America. 

Ensemble Kontraste

ensembleKONTRASTE was founded in Nuremberg in 1990. Right from the beginning it caught the attention of the public and the critics through its uncompromising programs and interpretations. Variable instrumentation allows it to engage in the most varied styles and genres of chamber music. The Nuremberg concert series opened in 1992 and was followed by concerts at home and abroad. Since then eK has given concerts in major European centers such as Vienna, Krakow, Paris,Athens, Munich, Berlin and received to renowned festivals such as the Vienna Festival, Salzburg Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival, the mdr Music Summer, the Janacek Festival Ostrava, the Berlinale, the Munich Film Festival, the Festival international du film d’Arras, the Fidena, the Rheinland- Pfalz Culture Summer, Les Giboulées de la Marionnette/ Strasbourg and the Imaginale.

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Wanderer (2011)

Schumann, Killmayer, Mahler

Christoph Prégardien, Ensemble Kontraste

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Frühlingsfahrt op. 45,2
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Eintritt op. 82,1
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In der Fremde op. 39,8
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Waldesgespr?ch op. 39,3
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Mondnacht op. 39,5
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Einsame Blumen op. 82
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Trost im Gesang op. 142
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Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend op. 35,5
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Wanderung op. 35,7
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Herberge op. 82
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Es leuchtet meine Liebe op. 127,3
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Dein Angesicht op. 127,2
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Lehn Deine Wang op. 142,2
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Mein Wagen rollet langsam op. 142,4
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Abschied op. 82
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Der Dichter spricht from Kinderszenen? op. 15
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In lieblicher Bl?ue
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Der Mensch
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Wie Wolken
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Griechenland
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Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
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Ging heut morgen übers Feld
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Ich hab' ein glühend Messer
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Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz
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