×

10% discount on your next order!

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive a personal discount code for 10% discount on a album of your choice! After subscribing, you will receive the code in your email. This code is only valid for 10 days!




The code is valid one time and valid for a 10 days after receiving the promotioncode. Your emailaddress will only be used by Challenge Records International and will not be given to 3rd party advertisers. If you have any questions please contact us.
Cover
Hugo Wolf

Dietrich Henschel / Phillipe Herreweghe /Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Irrsal

€ 22.95
Add to cart
Product is on stock
  • Type CD+DVD video
  • Label Epr-classic
  • UPC 0608917720020
  • Catalog number EPRC 014
  • Release date 23 September 2013

About the album

Although Hugo Wolf (1860-1903) does not enjoy the present-day fame of his contemporary and friend Gustav Mahler, he graced art music with songs of an unusually concentrated intensity which are second to none. Wolf’s most poignant lieder were inspired by poet-priest Eduard Mörike, whose lifelong struggle with the (moral) turmoil caused by an early love affair appealed to similar sexual traumas in Wolf.

On this new production, acclaimed baritone Dietrich Henschel performs Wolf’s Mörike songs with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, but he also stars in a film (included on DVD) which dramatizes the content of the songs, exploring the thin line between erotic and mystic love but ultimately depicting a tormented soul’s quest for redemption and release. Both the poems Wolf chose and the music he set to them conjure up a Wagnerian universe which has been situated, by film director Clara Pons, in the late summer lushness of Upper Austria, in a celebration of sensuality but also a premonition of pending decay... 

Watch the documentary about the cd:
http://youtu.be/8IW3SWSA41s

A preview of the movie film 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG_FYX7nevs

Add a comment


We need to make sure that you are really an human, please enter the code below.

code
Beautiful music, a brooding performance and a bonus film that is so wrong that it becomes fun, though the ten was for the CD
Luister

Related products

Schöne Welt, wo bist Du?

Schöne Welt, wo bist Du?

Julia Kleiter / Michael Gees

Franz Schubert / Gustav Mahler / Richard Strauss / Hugo Wolf / Alban Berg / Yrjö Kilpinen / Arnold Schönberg / Hermann Hesse
€ 22.95
Add to cart
Product is on stock
Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian songbook)

Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian songbook)

Christoph Prégardien / Julia Kleiter / Hilko Dumno

Hugo Wolf
€ 20.95
Add to cart
Product is on stock
Between life and death - Songs and Arias

Between life and death - Songs and Arias

Christoph Prégardien / Michael Gees

Robert Schumann / Franz Schubert / Gustav Mahler / Johannes Brahms / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy / Johann Sebastian Bach / Hugo Wolf / Pjotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky / Carl Maria von Weber / Carl Loewe
€ 26.95
Add to cart
Product is on stock