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LIEBESTREU
Various composers

Helene Wold / Liv Glaser

LIEBESTREU

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Format: CD
Label: Lawo Classics
UPC: 7090020180540
Catnr: LWC 1053
Release date: 25 April 2014
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Label
Lawo Classics
UPC
7090020180540
Catalogue number
LWC 1053
Release date
25 April 2014
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Helene Wold is one of Norways most versatile singers and has studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the National Opera Studio, London, plus at her native Norwegian Academy of Music.

She performed her debut with the Glyndeborne Touring Opera, English Touring Opera and The Norwegian Opera and performs
Concerts throughout Scandinavia, England, Japan and South Africa. She has also participated in recitals for BBC Radio 3.

Pianist Liv Glaser (born 1935) is a Norwegian pianist and music professor. She was born in Oslo, and is the daughter of violinist Ernst Glaser and pianist Kari Marie Aarvold Glaser.

Artist(s)

Helene Wold

Helene Wold studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and National Opera Studio in London. Since completing her studies she has performed as soloist with a number of opera houses in Europe, including the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in England. Operatic roles have included: Zerlina («Don Giovanni»), Susanna and Barbarina («Le Nozze di Figaro»), Amor («Orfeo ed Euridice»), Silberklang («Der Schauspieldirektor»), Belinda («Dido and Aeneas»), Lucy («The Telephone), and Oscar («Un Ballo in Maschera»). In 2011 she was both actor and singer (Helena) in «Alvedronningen», a combined performance of «The Fairy-Queen» by Purcell and Shakespeare’s «A Midsummer Night’s Dream», at Ramme Gaard in Hvitsten. Besides performing as an opera singer, she often appears in...
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Helene Wold studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and National Opera Studio in London. Since completing her studies she has performed as soloist with a number of opera houses in Europe, including the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in England.
Operatic roles have included: Zerlina («Don Giovanni»), Susanna and Barbarina («Le Nozze di Figaro»), Amor («Orfeo ed Euridice»), Silberklang («Der Schauspieldirektor»), Belinda («Dido and Aeneas»), Lucy («The Telephone), and Oscar («Un Ballo in Maschera»). In 2011 she was both actor and singer (Helena) in «Alvedronningen», a combined performance of «The Fairy-Queen» by Purcell and Shakespeare’s «A Midsummer Night’s Dream», at Ramme Gaard in Hvitsten. Besides performing as an opera singer, she often appears in oratorios and concerts of early and contemporary music.
The classical song and Lieder repertoire is close to Helene’s heart. She performs regularly with Liv Glaser (fortepiano), Eugene Asti (piano), and Vegard Lund (early guitars). Recital-venues have included Troldhaugen and Den Gamle Logen in Norway, and Purcell Room, Queen Elisabeth Hall, and Wigmore Hall in England. In 1992 Helene and Vegard Lund won the Portallion Chamber Music Prize in London.
Helene has sung with Norway’s leading symphony orchestras, and toured in Japan, South Africa, and Europe. She currently teaches song at The Barrat Due Institute of Music in Oslo.
Helene Wold has previously released three CDs on the LAWO Classics label: «Lieder mit und ohne Worte» (LWC1011), songs and melodies from the Romantic Period, with Vegard Lund; «Roser og Kjerlighed» (LWC1029), a collection of Norwegian and Danish songs from the 19th century, with Eugene Asti, Per-Andreas Tønder and Vegard Lund; and «Liebestreu» (LWC1053), songs by Schumann, Brahms og Mendelssohn, with Liv Glaser.

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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in...
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Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.
Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C are among his most famous. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.
In 1840, Schumann married Friedrich Wieck's daughter Clara, against the wishes of her father, following a long and acrimonious legal battle, which found in favour of Clara and Robert. Clara also composed music and had a considerable concert career as a pianist, the earnings from which, before her marriage, formed a substantial part of her father's fortune.
Schumann suffered from a mental disorder, first manifesting itself in 1833 as a severe melancholic depressive episode, which recurred several times alternating with phases of ‘exaltation’ and increasingly also delusional ideas of being poisoned or threatened with metallic items. After a suicide attempt in 1854, Schumann was admitted to a mental asylum, at his own request, in Endenich near Bonn. Diagnosed with "psychotic melancholia", Schumann died two years later in 1856 without having recovered from his mental illness.

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the 'Three Bs' of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.   Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become...
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Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.
Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.
Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The diligent, highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers. Within his meticulous structures is embedded, however, a highly romantic nature.

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Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn is often compared to Mozart. Both of them were child prodigies, both had a talented sister and they both died at a young age. Mendelssohn, who as a child also painted wrote poetry, was born in small family which converted to christianity from judaism. As a composer he preferred looking back, rather than forward: his main examples were Bach, Handel and Mozart. It was Mendelssohn who retrieved Bach from oblivion and pushed for a revival of his music, which still lasts today. One century after its premier, Mendelsson performed the St Matthew Passion for the second...
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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.

Mendelssohn is often compared to Mozart. Both of them were child prodigies, both had a talented sister and they both died at a young age. Mendelssohn, who as a child also painted wrote poetry, was born in small family which converted to christianity from judaism. As a composer he preferred looking back, rather than forward: his main examples were Bach, Handel and Mozart. It was Mendelssohn who retrieved Bach from oblivion and pushed for a revival of his music, which still lasts today. One century after its premier, Mendelsson performed the St Matthew Passion for the second time ever, in 1829.

Three years, earlier, on his 17th, he had already composed his masterfully overture A midsummer night's dream op. 21, based on Shakespeare's play. Today, it is still considered as one of the absolute masterpieces in all of the orchestra reperoire. His Violin Concerto op. 64 belongs to the most beautiful works of the 19th century as well. During his travels through Europe, he wrote his brilliant Italian Symphony, Scottish Symphony and the overture The Hebrides.

Although Mendelssohn had a prosperous career, his weak physique made him emotionally vulnerable. The death of his favourite sister Fanny became fatal: Mendelssohn died in the same year, at the age of 38.


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Clara Wieck Schumann

Clara Wieck was a pupil of her father Friedrich in Frankfurt and performed for the first time in public when she was ten years old, with success. After a lot of squabbles, she married Robert Schumann in 1840, and she was a close friend of Brahms, especially after Schumann's death in 1856. She worked as a piano teacher, first in Berlin and later in Frankfurt, from 1878-1892. As a pianist of European stature she made since 1832 concert tours to Russia, the Netherlands and England. She mainly excelled in the work of Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin, and later on Brahms. As a composer, she wrote a piano concerto, chamber music, a piano sonata, short piano pieces, songs and cadences for piano concertos...
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Clara Wieck was a pupil of her father Friedrich in Frankfurt and performed for the first time in public when she was ten years old, with success. After a lot of squabbles, she married Robert Schumann in 1840, and she was a close friend of Brahms, especially after Schumann's death in 1856. She worked as a piano teacher, first in Berlin and later in Frankfurt, from 1878-1892.
As a pianist of European stature she made since 1832 concert tours to Russia, the Netherlands and England. She mainly excelled in the work of Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin, and later on Brahms.
As a composer, she wrote a piano concerto, chamber music, a piano sonata, short piano pieces, songs and cadences for piano concertos by Mozart and Beethoven.
(Source: Musicalifeiten.nl)
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