Myrtle & Rose
Title:

Myrtle & Rose

Artists:

Kyle Stegall, tenor
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

Release Date:

5th July 2019

Cat No:

AV2407

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

Myrtle & Rose – the title taken from the Heinrich Heine poem which Robert Schumann set as the final song of his Liederkreis, Op. 24 – features two of his most beloved song cycles (the other being Liederkreis, Op. 39) along with several rarely-recorded songs by his wife Clara. The album beautifully captures the artistic partnership of tenor Kyle Stegall and fortepianist Eric Zivian, who first collaborated at the Valley of the Moon Music Festival in Sonoma, California. Stegall’s “lovely tone and ardent expression” (The New York Times) and Eric Zivian’s original 1841 Rausch fortepiano from Vienna – built exactly when the songs were written – combine in these inspired and illuminating interpretations. The release celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Schumann. A unique bonus is the inclusion of Kyle Stegall’s new English translations of the sung texts in the booklet.

Tracklist:

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
Liederkreis, Op. 39
1. I. In der Fremde (2.06)
2. II. Intermezzo (1.53)
3. III. Waldesgespräch (2.31)
4. IV. Die Stille (1.40)
5. V. Mondnacht (3.31)
6. VI. Schöne Fremde (1.20)
7. VII. Auf einer Burg (2.56)
8. VIII. In der Fremde (1.27)
9. IX. Wehmut (2.28)
10. X. Zwielicht (2.58)
11. XI. Im Walde (1.30)
12. XII. Frühlingsnacht (1.22)

Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896)
13. Ich stand in dunklen Träumen, Op. 13, No. 1 (2.09)
14. Lorelei (2.25)
15. Mein Stern (1.56)
16. Liebst du um Schönheit (2.22)
17. O Lust, o Lust, Op. 23, No. 6 (1.53)

Robert Schumann
Liederkreis, Op. 24
18. I. Morgens steh’ ich auf (1.13)
19. II. Es treibt mich hin (1.24)
20. III. Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen (3.23)
21. IV. Lieb’ Liebchen (1.09)
22. V. Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden (4.30)
23. VI. Warte, warte, wilder Schiffsmann (2.06)
24. VII. Berg’ und Burgen schau’n herunter (4.14)
25. VIII. Anfangs wollt’ ich fast verzagen (1.00)
26. IX. Mit Myrthen und Rosen (4.11)
Total time: 59.40

Recorded May 22-24, 2018, Trianon Theatre, San Jose, CA
Recording production, engineering, editing and mastering: David v.R. Bowles (Swineshead Productions, LLC)

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