Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 1 - Angelika Kirchschlager

Graham Johnson’s complete Schubert and Schumann songs series for Hyperion are landmarks in the history of recorded music. Now this indefatigable performer and scholar turns to the songs and vocal works of Brahms. Each disc of this Hyperion edition takes a journey through Brahms’s career. The songs are not quite presented in chronological order but they do appear here in the order that the songs were presented to the world. Each recital represents a different journey through the repertoire (and thus through Brahms’s life). In a number of these Hyperion recitals an opus number will be presented in its entirety (in the case of this disc, Op 48). The folksongs of 1894 will be shared between all the singers in the series.

Hyperion is delighted to present the celebrated mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager in this first volume of the series. She enjoys an international career as one of today’s most important singers, dividing her time between recitals and opera in Europe, North America and the Far East.

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‘The first volume of what promises, on the evidence of this disc, to be yet another absorbing and invaluable encyclopaedia of a songmaster's life and work. Graham Johnson, once again, is both mastermi ...
‘Angelika Kirchschlager and Graham Johnson's interpretations make these a thrilling experience’ (American Record Guide)
‘Johnson has that rare ability to combine a breathtaking depth of scholarship with great immediacy in performance … A very fine imagination is at play, doing things with tone, colour and dynamics ...