Lisa Rombach, Nicholas Spanos, Pandolfis Consort - Und das Lied bleibt schön (2022)

Lisa Rombach, Nicholas Spanos, Pandolfis Consort - Und das Lied bleibt schön (2022)

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“I sometimes feel I was born 500 years too late,“ says New York native Stanley Grill (b.1953), alluding to his “passion” for the medieval and Renaissance music that imbues his melodies and the sonorities of the Vienna-based Pandolfis Consort’s four period instruments – viola d’amore, viola, cello and theorbo.

Predominantly slow, melancholy songs, composed between 2009 and 2020, traverse memory, mysticism, love, suffering and death. Viennese soprano Lisa Rombach brings poignant, expressive vibrato to settings of eight poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and three poems by Jewish women – Rose Ausländer (1901-1988), who survived the Holocaust and Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger (1924-1942), who didn’t (note her dates).

Greek countertenor Nicholas Spanos hauntingly evokes a medieval troubadour in Les Fugitifs (Rilke) while projecting a more Romantic sensibility in settings of Heinrich Heine’s Mit deinen blauen Augen and Ich wandle unter Blumen.
Tracklist
01. 5 Rilke Songs: No. 1, Der Panther
02. 5 Rilke Songs: No. 2, Mein Leben ist nicht diese steile Stunde
03. 5 Rilke Songs: No. 3, Du siehst, ich will viel
04. 5 Rilke Songs: No. 4, Eingang
05. 5 Rilke Songs: No. 5, Buddha in der Glorie
06. Les fugitifs
07. Schnee und Eis: No. 1, Schnee
08. Schnee und Eis: No. 2, In jenen Jahren
09. Lieder ohne Worte: I. Andante
10. Lieder ohne Worte: II. Moderato
11. Lieder ohne Worte: III. Andante
12. 2 Love Songs: No. 1, Mit deinen blauen Augen
13. 2 Love Songs: No. 2, Ich wandle unter Blumen
14. Songs of Loss and Remembrance: No. 1, Klage
15. Songs of Loss and Remembrance: No. 2, Auszug aus der ersten Elegie
16. Songs of Loss and Remembrance: No. 3, Nun wachen wir
17. Blossoms: No. 2, Ein Schlaflied für dich

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