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Vienna: Fin de Siècle ()

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composed by Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler, Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg, Hugo Wolf

Soprano Barbara Hannigan has become something of a cult favorite with her deep dives into specific and unusual repertories. Her self-presentation in concert is unorthodox and marked by full-scale efforts to communicate the essence of the music at hand, in works ranging from Berio to Gershwin. So it is with this set of songs from the decade and a half on either side of 1900 in Vienna. The enjoyment begins with the physically passionate cover, an example of her way of personifying the music's spirit. Hannigan's is an utterly ...

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  1. Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 2
  2. Songs (5) after Dehmel, for voice & piano
  3. Early Songs (7), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  4. Songs, 2 volumes, for voice & piano, Op. 2: Empfängnis
  5. Songs, 2 volumes, for voice & piano, Op. 2: Frühlingstag
  6. Tiefe Sehnsucht, for voice & piano, Op. 5/II 2 (from "Songs, Op.5")
  7. Schlaf nur ein, for voice & piano, Op. 5/I 1 (from "Songs, Op.5")
  8. Irmelin Rose and Other Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 7: Da Waren Zwei Kinder
  9. Irmelin Rose and Other Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 7: Entbietung
  10. Irmelin Rose and Other Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 7: Irmelin Rose
  11. Die stille Stadt ("Liegt eine Stadt im Tale"), for voice & piano (5 Songs (1910))
  12. Laue Sommernacht, for voice & piano (5 Songs (1910))
  13. Ich wandle unter Blumen, for voice & piano (5 Songs (1910))
  14. Licht in der Nacht, for voice & piano (4 Songs (1915))
  15. Mignon I ("Heiß mich nicht reden"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  16. Mignon II ("Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  17. Mignon III ("So lasst mich scheinen"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
  18. Mignon ("Kennst du das Land"), song for voice & piano (Goethe Lieder)
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