ALMA MAHLER (1879-1964): 5 Lieder, 4 Lieder, 5 Gesänge, PATRIZIA MONTANARO (b.1956): Canto di Penelope.
Catalogue Number: 03S051
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Alma's songs explore themes of love and loss as dramatic as her personal life. Harmonically daring, saturated with large, weighty chords and sensitively scored for piano and voice, the short pieces represent the peak of the late‐Romantic experience. These 14 are all the songs published during her life, leaving room for a 22-minute modern take on the anger of Penelope at Odysseus when her husband finally gets home after 20 years of war and wandering. Not likely to appeal to the same audience as the Alma songs, especially without texts for either! No texts. Catharina Kroeger (soprano), Monica Lonero (piano).