Claudia & Grégory Moulin – ECHOES THROUGH SPACE AND TIME
- 01 – Hugo Wolf – Anakreons Grab
- 02 – Hugo Wolf – Die Bekehrte
- 03 – Richard Strauss – Die Georgine Op. 10 no. 4
- 04 – Richard Strauss – Ich wollt’ ein Strausslein binden Op. 68 no. 2
- 05 – Alban Berg – Die Nachtigall
- 06 – Alban Berg – Sommertage
- 07 – Richard Strauss – Leise Lieder Op. 41 no. 5
- 08 – Richard Strauss – Blauer Sommer Op. 31 no. 1
- 09 – Johannes Brahms – Die Mainacht Op. 43 no. 2
- 10 – Johannes Brahms – Junge Lieder I Op. 63 no. 5
- 11 – Richard Strauss – Die Nacht Op. 10 no. 3
- 12 – Richard Strauss – Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten Op. 19 no. 4
- 13 – Alexander von Zemlinsky – Sonntag Op. 7 no. 5
- 14 – Alexander von Zemlinsky – Meeraugen Op. 7 no. 3
- 15 – Richard Strauss – Ruhe meine Seele! Op. 27 no. 1
- 16 – Richard Strauss – Freundliche Vision Op. 48 no. 1
- 17 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Liebesbriefchen Op. 9 no. 4
- 18 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Sterbelied Op. 14 no. 1
- 19 – Richard Strauss – Der Stern Op. 69 no. 1
- 20 – Richard Strauss – Winterweihe Op. 48 no. 4
CLAUDIA & GRÉGORY MOULIN – ECHOES THROUGH SPACE AND TIME
Few composers have achieved the exquisite balance of Richard Strauss’s lieder: between the creamy melodic lyricism of his vocal lines and the intoxicating harmonies of his piano writing; between his sensual relish of earthly pleasures, and his profound insights into ageing and death. When soprano Claudia Galli first encountered Strauss, it was love at first sight (or, rather, sound). It soon became clear that Strauss should form the foundation of this recital programme, lovingly compiled by Claudia Galli and her duo partner, pianist Grégory Moulin. Together they have chosen music which combines Strauss’s lieder with those by composers who influenced him – whose traits can be heard as echoes in his music – and by composers whom Strauss influenced in turn.
Highlights of the disc include some of Strauss’s most ravishing and voluptuous songs, including Freundliche Vision, with its soaring vocal line and gorgeous harmonies; the ecstatic Cäcilie; the glorious Ich wollt’ ein Sträusslein binden; and, as part of a wedding present to his wife, the exquisite Ruhe, meine Seele! There is also the more rarely-heard Leise Lieder – a gem well worth discovering.
Amid this feast of Strauss songs is a handful of delectable lieder by Robert Schumann, Brahms, Berg and Korngold, each song chosen for its audible relationship with the sumptuous soundworld of Strauss.
Claudia Galli and Grégory Moulin met in 2007 at the Paris National Opera’s Atelier Lyrique and formed a duo soon afterwards, performing lieder around the globe at venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York and the Philharmonie in Luxembourg. They have recently toured the US performing the repertoire showcased on this, their first disc with Odradek.
Booklet in English, German and French.
Program notes by Joanna Wyld.
“The warm timbre and the flexible vocal line of the soprano Claudia Moulin fits very well with the mood of the songs… Grégory Moulin plays with great grace and musical understanding.”
Klassik.com - Sarah Walther / June 2018
“Claudia and Grégory Moulin try to discover the aesthetic secret of Strauss’s songs.
The selection of songs is tasteful and testifies to a deep musical understanding of the art song of German (late) romanticism. The songs are explained well in the booklet and their respective relationship to Strauss is demonstrated... The warm timbre and the flexible vocal line of the soprano Claudia Moulin fits very well with the mood of the songs... Grégory Moulin plays with great grace and musical understanding.”