A Recital with Renne Fleming
Vienna at the turn of the 20th Century
Arthaus Musik DVD 102196
Arthaus Musik Blu-ray 108117

Live from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna, 2012
Release date: 01-09-2014

Soprano - Renée Fleming
Piano - Maciej Pikulski
Video Director - Brian Large

 

 

 

This concert is Renée Fleming’s very personal homage to “Fin de Siècle” Vienna. At the turn of the last century, the capital of the Austrian Empire was also one of the cultural centers for the fine arts and, in particular, for music. The city of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, a “melting pot” of cultures and musical traditions, attracted gifted musicians and composers alike and provided the perfect soil for much of the greatest music of that time. With this selection of works by Hugo Wolf (1860 -1903) and Gustav Mahler (1860 -1911), combined with more progressive songs by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942), Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957), Renée Fleming presents to us the full variety of this unique epoch. The venue of her recital with Maciej Pikulski at the piano is, of course, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein Vienna.

A feast of rhapsodic, sensual Viennese fin de siècle” (Die Presse)
Tonal beauty was allied to honestly affecting interpretation” (The Telegraph)
The ideal combination of emotion and interpretation” (Der Kurier)

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0
Picture Format: 16:9
DVD Format: DVD 9 / NTSC
Subtitle Languages: GB, DE, FR
Running Time: 88 mins

George Gershwin
Porgy and Bess: Summertime
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Abschiedslieder (4) (Songs of Farewell), op.14: I Sterbelied
Die tote Stadt, op.12: Gluck, das mir verblieb 'Marietta's Lied'
Einfache Lieder (6), op.9: no.5 Das Heldengrab am Pruth (The Hero's Grave at Pruth)
Lieder (3), op.22: no.1 Was du mir bist?
Unverganglichkeit, op.27: no.2 Das eilende Bachlein
Walzer aus Wien: Frag mich oft
Gustav Mahler
Ruckert-Lieder (5)
Arnold Schönberg
Ballads (2), op.12: no.1 Jane Grey
Lieder (4), op.2: no.1 Erwartung
Richard Strauss
Lieder (8), op.10 TrV141 (Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter): no.1 Zueignung
Johann Strauss II / Tiomkin, Dimitri
I'm in love with Vienna
Hugo Wolf
Five Songs to texts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (selection)
Alexander Zemlinsky : Five Songs to poems by Richard Dehmel