Album

Voices

Voices

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD390
UPC: 810042700901
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  1. 01 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Tremate empi tremate Op. 116 – I. Allegro
  2. 02 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Tremate empi tremate Op. 116 – II. Adagio
  3. 03 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Tremate empi tremate Op. 116 – III. Allegro molto
  4. 04 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Chio mi scordi di te…Non temer amato bene K. 505
  5. 05 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto in D major Op. 61a – I. Allegro ma non troppo
  6. 06 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto in D major Op. 61a -II. Larghetto
  7. 07 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto in D major Op. 61a -III. Rondo

Voices


Javier Negrín & Beethoven Philharmonie – dir. Thomas Rösner

Chen Reiss, who is at the heart of Mozart’s Ch’io mi scordi di te? as well as Beethoven’s terzetto, is a rising star of the opera world, receiving widespread acclaim for her sumptuous sound. Mozart wrote this concert aria for himself and the soprano Nancy Storace, who had played Susanna in his opera, The Marriage of Figaro. For this recording, Chen Reiss is paired with pianist Javier Negrín, who has enjoyed considerable acclaim for his solo Odradek releases. Javier Negrín brings these special qualities to this interpretation of Beethoven’s piano transcription of the Violin Concerto, a version he describes in the album booklet as “totally idiomatic”, adding: “To me, this music speaks about reconciliation and acceptance; it has a very serene beauty and purity of sentiment.”

This recording features tenor Jan Petryka and baritone Paul Armin Edelmann alongside Chen Reiss and the Beethoven Philharmonie, an Austrian ensemble created for and specialising in performances of this repertoire.

Reviews

“An enjoyable traversal from pianist Javier Negrín with the Beethoven Philharmonie conducted by Thomas Rösner, and they play as though they believe in it; the performance is set up by vocal pieces: an early Beethoven terzetto that Rösner thinks anticipates the great trio in Beethoven’s Fidelio; and soprano Chen Reiss singing a Mozart concert aria, reminding us of Beethoven’s admiration for Mozart’s vocal lines and the way he could adapt his keyboard music for other instruments.”
BBC Radio 3 Record Review - Andrew McGregor / August 2020

“Mozart’s concert aria for soprano, piano and orchestra, Ch’io mi scordi di te? has in Chen Reiss a sensitive and vocally impeccable interpreter. The programme ends with the piano version of [Beethoven’s] Violin Concerto Op. 61. Javier Negrin plays the piano part very imaginatively, with much spontaneity and freshness. Thomas Rösner and the Beethoven Philharmonic Orchestra provide gripping and colourful accompaniment, making the recording one of the most exciting in the catalogue.”
Pizzicato - Remy Franck / August 2020

01 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Tremate empi tremate Op. 116 – I. Allegro // Voices
  1. 01 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Tremate empi tremate Op. 116 – I. Allegro // Voices
  2. 02 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Tremate empi tremate Op. 116 – II. Adagio // Voices
  3. 03 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Tremate empi tremate Op. 116 – III. Allegro molto // Voices
  4. 04 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Chio mi scordi di te…Non temer amato bene K. 505 // Voices
  5. 05 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto in D major Op. 61a – I. Allegro ma non troppo // Voices
  6. 06 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto in D major Op. 61a -II. Larghetto // Voices
  7. 07 – Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto in D major Op. 61a -III. Rondo // Voices