Hyperion Records

Artist Hyperion Records
Prince Consort, The
© Richard Ecclestone

The Prince Consort

Founded by British pianist Alisdair Hogarth, The Prince Consort is a versatile ensemble that presents wide-ranging programmes for different combinations of voice and piano. The six founding members of The Prince Consort met whilst studying at the Royal College of Music (located on Prince Consort Road, behind the Royal Albert Hall) in London. Following their debut in the Fresh series at the Southbank Centre in London – performing two of Britten’s canticles along with songs and duets by Strauss, Schubert and Schumann at the Purcell Room – The Prince Consort hit the musical headlines when a recital was auctioned for charity for £14,000.

Soprano Anna Leese has appeared in leading roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, including Musetta (La bohème) and Micaëla (Carmen), and at the Last Night of the Proms in 2008; she recently sang the role of Antonia (Les contes d’Hoffmann) in Cologne. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston has sung at the Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence Festivals and with Scottish Opera in roles including Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel) and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly); recent appearances include an Aldeburgh Festival recital with Malcolm Martineau which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Countertenor Tim Mead made his Royal Opera debut in the world première of Birtwistle’s The Minotaur and his Glyndebourne debut in the title role of Handel’s Giulio Cesare. Tenor Andrew Staples won the song prizes at both the Kathleen Ferrier and Richard Tauber Awards in 2005 and has appeared as a soloist at the Royal Opera House and with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Simon Rattle. Baritone Jacques Imbrailo won the Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2007 and has made many appearances at the Royal Opera House; he recently sang the title role in Billy Budd at the opening of the 2010 Glyndebourne Festival. Pianist Alisdair Hogarth regularly partners with many of his generation’s finest singers; he made his concerto debut at the age of 15 and has appeared in a number of films including The Young Victoria (co-produced by Martin Scorsese) and The Duchess, and recently toured Korea with Barbara Bonney.

Recent performances of The Prince Consort have included Brahms’s Liebeslieder with Graham Johnson at Wigmore Hall and the European première of Ned Rorem’s Evidence of Things Not Seen at the Oxford Lieder Festival, as well as recitals and several residencies in Aldeburgh and appearances on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and The Choir. Their first album, On an Echoing Road (songs by Ned Rorem), was released in 2009 on Linn Records (Linn CKD342) and was Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice in addition to being named ‘Outstanding’ by International Record Review. In 2010 the group returned to Wigmore Hall for a recital that included a world première of a setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 144’ composed for them by Ned Rorem. They were named in The Observer’s Best Classical Music of 2010.

'Brahms & Hough: Other love songs' (CKD382)
Brahms & Hough: Other love songs
CKD382  Download only  
'Rorem: On an echoing road' (CKD342)
Rorem: On an echoing road
CKD342  Download only  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
All shall be well  No 2 of Other Love Songs (Hough)
Alleluia (Rorem)
Alles, alles in den Wind  No 11 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Am Donaustrande  No 9 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut  No 2 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
An jeder Hand die Finger  No 3 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Are you the new person drawn toward me? (Rorem)
Because I liked you better  No 6 of Other Love Songs (Hough)
Catullus: On the burial of his brother (Rorem)
Comment on war (Rorem)
Die grüne Hopfenranke  No 5 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Do I love you more than a day? (Rorem)
Do not love too long (Rorem)
Early in the morning (Rorem)
Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe  No 16 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel  No 6 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Es bedet das Gesträuche  No 18 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Finstere Schatten der Nacht  No 2 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Flammenauge, dunkles Haar  No 14 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
For Susan (Rorem)
Full of life now (Rorem)
Hymn for evening (Rorem)
I strolled across an open field (Rorem)
I will always love you (Rorem)
Ich Kose süss mit der und der  No 10 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Ihr schwarzen Augen  No 4 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Jeanie with the light brown hair (Rorem)
Kashmiri song  No 5 of Other Love Songs (Hough)
Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Little Elegy (Rorem)
Look down, fair moon (Rorem)
Madam and her Madam  No 4 of Other Love Songs (Hough)
Nachtigall, sie singt so schön  No 15 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Nagen am Herzen fühl ich  No 9 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen  No 11 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Nein, Geliebter, setze dich  No 13 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Nicht wandle, mein Licht  No 17 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Now sleeps the crimson petal (Rorem)
O die Frauen, o die Frauen  No 3 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
O wie sanft die Quelle  No 10 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
On a singing girl (Rorem)
On an echoing road (Rorem)
Orchids (Rorem)
Other Love Songs (Hough)
Rain in Spring (Rorem)
Rede, Mädchen, allzu liebes  No 1 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Requiescat (Rorem)
Rosen steckt mir an die Mutter  No 6 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser  No 12 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten  No 12 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar  No 14 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Simon, son of John  No 8 of Other Love Songs (Hough)
Sometimes with one I love (Rorem)
Stopping by woods on a snowy evening (Rorem)
That shadow, my likeness (Rorem)
The city's love  No 3 of Other Love Songs (Hough)
The colour of his hair  No 7 of Other Love Songs (Hough)
The Rainbow (Rorem)
The Serpent (Rorem)
Their lonely betters (Rorem)
To a young girl (Rorem)
Verzicht, o Herz, auf Rettung  No 1 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft  No 13 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Vom Gebirge, Well auf Well  No 7 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Wahre, wahre deinen Sohn  No 5 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Weiche Gräser im Revier  No 8 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
Wenn so lind dein Auge mir  No 8 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
What if some little pain (Rorem)
When I have passed  No 1 of Other Love Songs (Hough)
Wie des Abends schöne Röte  No 4 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Without you no rose can grow  First line to Little Elegy (Rorem)
Wohl schön bewandt war es  No 7 of Liebeslieder Walzer, Op 52 (Brahms)
Zum Schluss  No 15 of Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 (Brahms)
   English   Français   Deutsch