RELEASED: 4. November 2016
ARTIST: Franz Vitzthum, Counter tenor; Ensemble Stimmwerck; Robert Sellier, Tenor; Christian Rieger, Baritone; Ensemble il capriccio; Christine Hoock, Double Bass; Oliver Fraenzke, Piano
LABEL: Genuin
CATALOGUE NUMBER: GEN 16444
NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
Madrigali

Vocal Music by Max Beckschäfer (*1952)

Munich composer Max Beckschäfer invites us on a fantastic roller coaster ride filled with moving moments on his new GENUIN release, where each piece is a world premiere recording. Beckschäfer presents settings of new and old poetry from the Middle Ages to the post-modern era, bridging the gap over several centuries. Sometimes we feel like we are listening to a medieval troubador, sometimes we hear the disconcerting sound clusters of our time. A pupil of Killmayer, Beckschäfer collaborated with brilliant countertenor Franz Vitzthum, the Ensemble Stimmwerck, and the Ensemble Il Capriccio for this production, artists who truly make the dazzling colors of his music shine – inspiringly different!

Tracks

  1. Max Beckschäfer (*1952): “Meeresgespräche” für Countertenor solo nach Gedichten von Rafael Alberti (1902–1999)
  2. Max Beckschäfer: “Wie got kumet in die sele” für vier solistische Männerstimmen nach Texten von Mechthild von Magdeburg (1207–1282)
  3. Max Beckschäfer: “Ritratto di Pontormo” für Tenor und Kontrabass aus dem Tagebuch des Malers Jacopo Pontormo (1494–1556)
  4. Max Beckschäfer: “Madrigali Veneziani” für Countertenor und Streichquartett nach altitalienischer Liebeslyrik
  5. Max Beckschäfer: “Versuch über das Glück” für Bariton und Klavier nach Gedichten von Erich Jooß (*1946)
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