Robin Tritschler and Iain Burnside: Britten, Schubert

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Robin Tritschler, Iain Burnside
original title: Robin Tritschler & Iain Burnside: Britten, Schubert

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  • BRITTEN: Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente Op. 61
    SCHUBERT: O Quell, was strömst du rasch und wild 'Die Blume und der Quell' D874, Im Frühling D882,
    Im Freien D880, Der Wanderer an den Mond D870, Ständchen D889, An Silvia D891
    BRITTEN: from Folk Song Arrangements Vol. 4 'Moore's Irish Melodies': No. 8, Oft in the stilly night,
    No. 4, The Minstrel Boy, No. 5, At the mid hour of night, No. 6, Rich and rare, No. 9,
    The last rose of summer
    Encore: SCHUBERT Trinklied D888

    Tenor Robin Tritschler and pianist Iain Burnside come together once again for this release of Britten and Schubert, recorded live in concert at Wigmore Hall in January 2014. Robin Tritschler has received numerous awards throughout his career, particularly for the performance of Art Song, and this powerful and, at times hauntingly profound, recital stands as a testament to his great artistry.

    Since graduating from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, London, Robin Tritschler's numerous awards have included the song prizes at the 2nd China International Singing Competition, the Kathleen Ferrier Awards 2006 and the 2007 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, as well as the lieder prize at the Internationaal Vocalisten Concours in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Robin is a BBC New Generation Artist until the end of 2014, recording and performing across the BBC.

    "Tritschler has an endearingly modest disposition, but he is powerfully expressive when the need arises. The stillness he found at the end of ‘Socrates and Alcibiades’ was striking, the other end of the dynamic scale to a powerful push through the more acerbic ‘Die Linien des Lebens’ (Lines of Life)...Tritschler explored the deep-seated longing of ‘Im Freien’, and enjoyed the purity of the high notes in a particularly delightful account of ‘Ständchen’... Burnside vividly painted the “wild harp slung behind him”, while the odd sounds of ‘Rich and Rare’ were supported by velvety harmonies and shapely left-hand melodies. It was, however, the two slowest settings that made the deepest impact. ‘At the Mid Hour of Night’ was notable for its contemplation, a still nocturne of deepest thought, while ‘The Last Rose of Summer’ bloomed from initial and beautiful restraint to the high ‘G’ in the last verse, which Tritschler controlled superbly." Classical Source
  • Robin Tritschler
    Iain Burnside

    Robin Tritschler [tenor]
    Iain Burnside [piano]
  • 1 CD - 0h 46mn 48s
    upc/ean. 5065000924720
    ref. WHLIVE0071
    release date. 2014-11-24

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