Lenaerts, Anneleen

Schumann & Schubert

21 Oct 2016

Barcode: 0190295913229

Composer: Schuman, Schubert
Other participants: Dionysis Grammenos

Belgian harpist Anneleen Lenaerts is one of the leading soloists of her instrument. In 2010 she was appointed Principal Harpist of the Vienna Philharmonic. She won no fewer than twenty-three prizes, amongst them the “Grand Prix International Lily Laskine”. Hailed by Télérama, France, as “the new Prince of the clarinet”, Dionysis Grammenos was the first ever wind player to win the Grand Prix d’Eurovision from the European Broadcasting Union.

Anneleen Lenaerts released a first album on Warner Classics in 2014, with concertos by Jongen, Glière and Rodrigo. For this second album, Anneleen and Dionysis selected some of the most beautiful Romantic chamber music pages, amongst them Schumanns Fantasiestücke Op. 73 and Romanzen Op. 94, and Schuberts Arpeggione Sonata D 821.

Western art music has, in one way or another, always been recreative. It is about the spark between the musician(s) and the composer, be this through brilliant extemporisation on an early music Urtext, or a beautifully expressive performance of a Romantic work. Rarer instrumental combinations have always gravitated notably towards transcriptions. Sensitively-chosen transcriptions shed new light on their originals, because of the sounds, colours and identities they bring to the text. In the case of the harp and the clarinet, these colours are warmly unified, profoundly evocative of the works’ epoch, and of the emotional intensity of the music itself.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Schumann: Fantasiestücke Op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
02 Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: II. Lebhaft, leicht  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
03 Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: III. Rasch und mit Feuer  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
04 Schumann: Romanzen, Op. 94: I. Nicht schnell  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
05 Schumann: Romanzen, Op. 94: II. Einfach, innig  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
06 Schumann: Romanzen, Op. 94: III. Nicht schnell  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
07 Schumann: 12 Gedichte aus Liebesfrühling, Op. 37: No. 2 Er ist gekommen  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
08 Schumann: 12 Gedichte aus Liebesfrühling, Op. 37: No. 4: Liebst du um Schönheit  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
09 Schumann: 12 Gedichte aus Liebesfrühling, Op. 37: No. 11: Warum willst du andre fragen  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
10 Schubert: Cello Sonata in A Minor, D. 821, "Arpeggione": I. Allegro moderato  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
11 Schubert: Cello Sonata in A Minor, D. 821, "Arpeggione": II. Adagio  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
12 Schubert: Cello Sonata in A Minor, D. 821, "Arpeggione": III. Allegretto  - Anneleen Lenaerts 
13 Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957: No. 4 Ständchen  - Anneleen Lenaerts 

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