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Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS

Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD353
UPC: 855317003530
  1. 01 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – I. Interview mit mir selbst
  2. 02 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – II. Konsequenz des Herzens
  3. 03 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – III. Blasse Tage
  4. 04 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko – IV. Auf eine Leierkastenmelodie…
  5. 05 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – V. Herbst-Melancholie
  6. 06 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – VI. Geburtstag
  7. 07 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – VII. Agota
  8. 08 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – VIII. Kleines Liebeslied
  9. 09 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko – IX. Wenn man nachts nicht schlafen kann… 
  10. 10 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko – X. Gewissermassen ein Herbstgedicht 
  11. 11 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – I. To You.
  12. 12 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – II. As If a Phantom Caress’d Me.
  13. 13 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – III. Aroused and Angry.
  14. 14 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – IV. A Prairie Sunset.
  15. 15 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – V. A Clear Midnight.
  16. 16 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – VI. Soon Shall The Winter’s Foil Be Here. 
  17. 17 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – VII. Joy Shipmate Joy!
  18. 18 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – VIII. To The States.
  19. 19 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – IX. Of Him I Love Day and Night.
  20. 20 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – X. I Tramp a Perpetual Journey. 

SILVAN LOHER – NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS

Silke Gäng – Marco Scilironi

Composer Silvan Loher has long been transfixed by both music and poetry. For Loher, the two worlds are strongly connected; the poetry with which he connects strikes a musical chord in him, and the music he loves most possesses a poetic quality. It was inevitable, then, that Silvan Loher would channel these dual passions into his own compositions. These songs include some of the only music he has written not to commission, but for the sheer pleasure and necessity of setting these poems. They are performed on this disc by mezzo soprano Silke Gäng and pianist Marco Scilironi. All three musicians were educated at the prestigious Basel Musikhochschule before embarking on their respective musical careers.

Silvan Loher has chosen to set poetry by two very distinct but complementary voices: Mascha Kaléko and Walt Whitman. Loher focusses on those poems by Kaléko which conjure up the smoky cabaret era of Berlin in the 1930s, and his music reflects this atmosphere perfectly. The poet’s themes of introspection and unease, set to dark-hued, richly evocative music, are balanced with moments of wistful nostalgia, when Loher’s love of Grieg and Brahms becomes audible.

In contrast, Walt Whitman’s famously direct and brilliant poetry draws from Loher music as wide-ranging as the texts themselves, reflecting a wealth of emotions from longing, to agitation, to loneliness, to the rapturous celebration of nature. Throughout the collection, Loher’s sensitivity to and understanding of these texts is evident; this is an essential new release for poetry and music lovers alike.

Booklet in English, German and French.
Program notes by Joanna Wyld.

01 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – I. Interview mit mir selbst // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  1. 01 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – I. Interview mit mir selbst // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  2. 02 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – II. Konsequenz des Herzens // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  3. 03 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – III. Blasse Tage // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  4. 04 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko – IV. Auf eine Leierkastenmelodie… // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  5. 05 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – V. Herbst-Melancholie // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  6. 06 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – VI. Geburtstag // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  7. 07 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – VII. Agota // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  8. 08 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko Band I op. 7 – VIII. Kleines Liebeslied // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  9. 09 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko – IX. Wenn man nachts nicht schlafen kann…  // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  10. 10 – Silvan Loher – Lieder nach Gedichten von Mascha Kaleko – X. Gewissermassen ein Herbstgedicht  // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  11. 11 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – I. To You. // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  12. 12 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – II. As If a Phantom Caress’d Me. // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  13. 13 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – III. Aroused and Angry. // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  14. 14 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – IV. A Prairie Sunset. // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  15. 15 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part I – V. A Clear Midnight. // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  16. 16 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – VI. Soon Shall The Winter’s Foil Be Here.  // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  17. 17 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – VII. Joy Shipmate Joy! // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  18. 18 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – VIII. To The States. // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  19. 19 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – IX. Of Him I Love Day and Night. // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS
  20. 20 – Ten Poems by Walt Whitman op. 6 Part II – X. I Tramp a Perpetual Journey.  // Silvan Loher - NIGHT, SLEEP, DEATH AND THE STARS