Sternenklang III

Sternenklang I
9. February 2022
Sternenklang II
9. February 2022

Mirror in the Mirror

»A la plus chère, à la plus belle« (»To the dearest and loveliest«), sang the young Gabriel Fauré to words by his compatriot Charles Baudelaire in the Hymne chosen by the label Mozartiana Classics for the third Sternenklang. This is the first to include a singer, the lyric soprano Julia Arsentjeva, and here the synthesis of music and poetry reaches what is to some extent a new phase: grouped with the instrumental dialogue, in which Max Bruch’s rhapsodic Kol Nidrei takes a prominent place, come three song-like pieces by Robert Schumann, whose Träumerei (Dreaming) easily stands comparison with Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel (Mirror in the mirror) for the accolade »loveliest island of peace«.

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The music

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Jesus bleibet meine Freude
Robert Schumann:
Gabriel Fauré:
HymneUne Châteleine
Fermo Bellini:
Nocturne Max Bruch:
Kol Nidrei Arvo Pärt:
Spiegel im Spiegel
... und einiges mehr
T.T.: 53'36
Mozartiana Classics 014/15 (2015)

The artists

Julia Arsentjeva, soprano
Margit-Anna Süß, harp
Matthias Michael Beckmann, cello
Alexander Fussek, recitation
Poems by Peter Daniell Porsche