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No Exceptions No Exemptions - A Musical Dedication
Various composers

Robin Tritschler / Malcolm Martineau

No Exceptions No Exemptions - A Musical Dedication

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212040126
Catnr: SIGCD 401
Release date: 21 November 2014
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Signum Classics
UPC
0635212040126
Catalogue number
SIGCD 401
Release date
21 November 2014
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About the album

A song recital commemorating WWI brings to mind works by the poets and composers who fought valiantly for their country. But the affliction of the War was not restricted to the battlefields. There were those interned, those who stayed to defend their home, and those forced from their homes by advancing armies. This recital draws its inspiration from those lives upended by the Great War, friend or foe, soldier or civilian. Alongside established works, this recital program introduces some little known songs to more fully portray the humanity of those caught up in maelstrom.
Recital ter herdenking van de slachtoffers van de Eerste Wereldoorlog
Een liedrecital dat de Eerste Wereldoorlog herdenkt roept werken op van de dichters en componisten die dapper voor hun land streden. Maar de kwelling van de oorlog bleef niet beperkt tot de slagvelden. Naast zij die vochten, waren er ook die interneerden, achterbleven om hun thuis te verdedigen, en hen die gedwongen waren hun huizen te verlaten door de oprukkende legers.

Dit recital is geïnspireerd door de levens die door de Grote Oorlog omver werden geworpen, hetzij vriend of vijand, soldaat of burger. Enkelen overleefden het conflict en brachten grote collecties werken voort. Anderen keerden nooit huiswaarts, en tekenden hun laatste liederen op in de modder van de loopgraven. Naast bekende werken bevat het programma ook enkele minder bekende werken om de menselijkheid van hen die overvallen werden door de stortvloed van de Eerste Wereldoorlog te beschrijven.

Artist(s)

Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music.  Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della Jones, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kozena, Solveig Kringelborn, Jonathan Lemalu, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Lisa Milne, Ann Murray, Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joan Rodgers, Amanda Roocroft, Michael Schade, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Walker and Bryn Terfel. He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall (a Britten and a Poulenc series and Decade by...
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Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music.

Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della Jones, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kozena, Solveig Kringelborn, Jonathan Lemalu, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Lisa Milne, Ann Murray, Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joan Rodgers, Amanda Roocroft, Michael Schade, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Walker and Bryn Terfel.

He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall (a Britten and a Poulenc series and Decade by Decade – 100 years of German Song broadcast by the BBC) and at the Edinburgh Festival (the complete lieder of Hugo Wolf). He has appeared throughout Europe (including London’s Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Opera House; La Scala, Milan; the Chatelet, Paris; the Liceu, Barcelona; Berlin’s Philharmonie and Konzerthaus; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein), North America (including in New York both Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall), Australia (including the Sydney Opera House) and at the Aix en Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich and Salzburg Festivals.

Recording projects have included Schubert, Schumann and English song recitals with Bryn Terfel (for Deutsche Grammophon); Schubert and Strauss recitals with Simon Keenlyside (for EMI); recital recordings with Angela Gheorghiu and Barbara Bonney (for Decca), Magdalena Kozena (for DG), Della Jones (for Chandos), Susan Bullock (for Crear Classics), Solveig Kringelborn (for NMA); Amanda Roocroft (for Onyx); the complete Fauré songs with Sarah Walker and Tom Krause; the complete Britten Folk Songs for Hyperion; the complete Beethoven Folk Songs for Deutsche Grammophon; the complete Poulenc songs for Signum; and Britten Song Cycles as well as Schubert’s Winterreise with Florian Boesch for Onyx.

This season’s engagements include appearances with Simon Keenlyside, Magdalena Kozena, Dorothea Röschmann, Susan Graham, Christopher Maltman, Thomas Oliemanns, Kate Royal, Christiane Karg, Iestyn Davies, Florian Boesch and Anne Schwanewilms.

He was a given an honorary doctorate at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004, and appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment in 2009. Malcolm was the Artistic Director of the 2011 Leeds Lieder Festival.


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Robin Tritschler (vocals)

Robin Tritschler, from Ireland, studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Enjoying an international career, Robin has appeared at the Salzburg, Aldeburgh, and Mostly Mozart Festivals, the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, in Carnegie Hall, New York, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, and the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. Robin was formerly a BBC New Generation Artist, and an Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall. A celebrated song recitalist, Robin is known for his thematic programming and championing of lesser-known repertoire. He regularly performs in Wigmore Hall, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and international festivals; with pianists Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Iain Burnside, Jonathan Ware, and in chamber music with Pekka Kuusisto, Steven Isserlis, Jonathan Biss, Inon Barnatan, Olli Mustonen, Nicholas Daniel, Liza Ferschtman. Robin’s song discs include No Exceptions No Exemptions Great War Songs, and Songs...
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Robin Tritschler, from Ireland, studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, London. Enjoying an international career, Robin has appeared at the Salzburg, Aldeburgh, and Mostly Mozart Festivals, the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, in Carnegie Hall, New York, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, and the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. Robin was formerly a BBC New Generation Artist, and an Artist in Residence at the Wigmore Hall.
A celebrated song recitalist, Robin is known for his thematic programming and championing of lesser-known repertoire. He regularly performs in Wigmore Hall, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and international festivals; with pianists Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Iain Burnside, Jonathan Ware, and in chamber music with Pekka Kuusisto, Steven Isserlis, Jonathan Biss, Inon Barnatan, Olli Mustonen, Nicholas Daniel, Liza Ferschtman. Robin’s song discs include No Exceptions No Exemptions Great War Songs, and Songs First Cycle (Signum Classics), a Robert Franz Album, and Brahms: The Complete Songs Vol 9 (Hyperion).
Robin has been a soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Ensemble Pygmalion, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, under conductors Nézet-Séguin, Sir Mark Elder, Blomstedt, Herrweghe, Manze, Spivakov, Jurowski, Wilson, Stutzmann, Pichon. With the RTECO, Robin gave the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in the Vatican. He has also performed with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Richard Alston Dance Company, and Fura dels Baus.
On the Opera stage, Robin has performed roles by Mozart, Beethoven, Donizetti, Britten, as well as in modern operas including Wagner Dream by Jonathan Harvey, De Materie by Louis Andriessen, Ça Ira by Roger Waters. His operatic performances on DVD include the world premiere of Das Jagdgewehr by Thomas Larcher from Bregenz Festival, and Fidelio under Sir Antonio Pappano from the Royal Opera House, London.


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Composer(s)

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with impressionist music, though Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed. Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of non-traditional tonalities. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant Among his most famous works are his Clair de Lune, his Three Nocturnes...
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Claude Debussy was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with impressionist music, though Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-traditional scales and chromaticism influenced many composers who followed.
Debussy's music is noted for its sensory content and frequent usage of non-traditional tonalities. The prominent French literary style of his period was known as Symbolism, and this movement directly inspired Debussy both as a composer and as an active cultural participant Among his most famous works are his Clair de Lune, his Three Nocturnes and his orchestral piece La Mer.


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Frederick Delius

Frederick Delius was an English composer. Born in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation. There he soon neglected his managerial duties, and in 1886 returned to Europe. Having been influenced by African-American music during his short stay in Florida, he began composing. After a brief period of formal musical study in Germany beginning in 1886, he embarked on a full-time career as a composer in Paris and then in nearby Grez-sur-Loing, where he and his wife Jelka lived for the rest of their lives, except during the First World War. Delius's first successes came in Germany, where Hans Haym and other conductors...
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Frederick Delius was an English composer. Born in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation. There he soon neglected his managerial duties, and in 1886 returned to Europe. Having been influenced by African-American music during his short stay in Florida, he began composing. After a brief period of formal musical study in Germany beginning in 1886, he embarked on a full-time career as a composer in Paris and then in nearby Grez-sur-Loing, where he and his wife Jelka lived for the rest of their lives, except during the First World War.
Delius's first successes came in Germany, where Hans Haym and other conductors promoted his music from the late 1890s. In Delius's native Britain, it was 1907 before his music made regular appearances in concert programmes, after Thomas Beecham took it up. After 1918 Delius began to suffer the effects of syphilis, contracted during his earlier years in Paris. He became paralysed and blind, but completed some late compositions between 1928 and 1932 with the aid of an amanuensis, Eric Fenby.
The lyricism in Delius's early compositions reflected the music he had heard in America and the influences of European composers such as Edvard Grieg and Richard Wagner. As his skills matured, he developed a style uniquely his own, characterised by his individual orchestration and his uses of chromatic harmony. Delius's music has been only intermittently popular, and often subject to critical attacks. The Delius Society, formed in 1962 by his more dedicated followers, continues to promote knowledge of the composer's life and works, and sponsors the annual Delius Prize competition for young musicians.

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Darius Milhaud

Darius Milhaud was a French composer, conductor, and teacher. Together with Francis Poulenc, he was a member of Les Six, also known as The Group of Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was 'L'art pour l'art': they composed music for the sake of music, without any 'meaning' or extramusical intents.  Milhaud was one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. His compositions are influenced by jazz and Brazilian music and make extensive use of polytonality. Milhaud is considered one of the key modernist composers.
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Darius Milhaud was a French composer, conductor, and teacher. Together with Francis Poulenc, he was a member of Les Six, also known as The Group of Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was "L'art pour l'art": they composed music for the sake of music, without any 'meaning' or extramusical intents. Milhaud was one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. His compositions are influenced by jazz and Brazilian music and make extensive use of polytonality. Milhaud is considered one of the key modernist composers.

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Charles Ives

Charles Edward Ives was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, he came to be regarded as an 'American original' He combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatory elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century. Sources of Ives' tonal imagery are hymn tunes and traditional songs, the town band at holiday parade, the fiddlers at Saturday...
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Charles Edward Ives was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, he came to be regarded as an "American original" He combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatory elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century.
Sources of Ives' tonal imagery are hymn tunes and traditional songs, the town band at holiday parade, the fiddlers at Saturday night dances, patriotic songs, sentimental parlor ballads, and the melodies of Stephen Foster.

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Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev was born in the countryside of Ukraine. He studied from 1903 at the conservatory of St Petersburg, under Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Anatoli Liadov among others. He was educated as a composer, pianist and conductor. Initially, he made a name for himself as a pianist. In 1918, he left the Soviet Union for the USA, but wasn't able to succeed, and he decided to move to Paris in 1920. His concert tours brought him back to the Soviet Union in 1927, who lured him back for good in 1936. Prokofiev died in march 1953, on the same day as Joseph Stalin. Prokofiev is considered as one of the greatest Russian composers of the twentieth century, even though he wasn't a...
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Sergei Prokofiev was born in the countryside of Ukraine. He studied from 1903 at the conservatory of St Petersburg, under Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Anatoli Liadov among others. He was educated as a composer, pianist and conductor. Initially, he made a name for himself as a pianist. In 1918, he left the Soviet Union for the USA, but wasn't able to succeed, and he decided to move to Paris in 1920. His concert tours brought him back to the Soviet Union in 1927, who lured him back for good in 1936. Prokofiev died in march 1953, on the same day as Joseph Stalin.
Prokofiev is considered as one of the greatest Russian composers of the twentieth century, even though he wasn't a great innovator. He generally applied the strict classical forms and structures to his works and focused on a classical tonality, with a few exceptions of expressive dissonants and incidental bitonality. Yet, he is only explicitly neoclassicistic in his popular 'Classical Symphony', his first symphony composed in 1917. Many of his works show his humour, while his later works presented his darker, more serious side. One of his best known works is the musical fairytale Peter and the Wolf, which is popular among children all over the world.
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Albéric Magnard

Magnard was a very serious composer who wrote mainly, strict, formalistic music, primarily orchestral works, but also chamber music and operas with Beethoven, Wagner and Gluck as guideline and his teacher d'Indy as model. Canon and fuga also often appear in his oeuvre, although his Third Symphony (1896) and the opera Bérénice (1909), which is regarded as his masterwork, are rather refreshingly clear and full of lyrical simplicity. (Source: Musicalifeiten.nl)
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Magnard was a very serious composer who wrote mainly, strict, formalistic music, primarily orchestral works, but also chamber music and operas with Beethoven, Wagner and Gluck as guideline and his teacher d'Indy as model. Canon and fuga also often appear in his oeuvre, although his Third Symphony (1896) and the opera Bérénice (1909), which is regarded as his masterwork, are rather refreshingly clear and full of lyrical simplicity.
(Source: Musicalifeiten.nl)
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Disc #1
01.
Le Rhin allemand, Op. 3, No. 3
04:16
(Alberic Magnard)
02.
On the idle hill of summer
03:02
(George Butterworth)
03.
Trust me, Op. 23, No. 3
02:22
(Sergei Prokofiev)
04.
To Daffodils
02:45
(Frederick Delius)
05.
Ich will dir singen ein Hohelied: Kythere
01:37
(Rudi Stephan)
06.
Ich will dir singen ein Hohelied: Pantherlied
01:01
(Rudi Stephan)
07.
Ich will dir singen ein Hohelied: Abendfrieden
01:40
(Rudi Stephan)
08.
Ich will dir singen ein Hohelied: In Nachbars Garten
02:33
(Rudi Stephan)
09.
Ich will dir singen ein Hohelied: Glück zu Zweien
02:05
(Rudi Stephan)
10.
Ich will dir singen ein Hohelied: Das Hohelied der Nacht
01:52
(Rudi Stephan)
11.
Elegy
02:46
(Cecil Coles)
12.
Brittany, Op. 21, No. 1
02:19
(Darius Milhaud)
13.
L’abandon, Op. 20, No. 1
04:19
(Ernest Farrar)
14.
pitaph on Salathiel Pavy
03:33
(William Denis Browne)
15.
To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
04:04
(William Denis Browne)
16.
Diaphenia
02:00
(William Denis Browne)
17.
Shall I compare thee? Op. 1, No. 1
02:39
(Frederick Kelly)

Disc #2
01.
In Prison
02:30
(Frederick Keel)
02.
Angel spirits of sleep
02:10
(Edgar Bainton)
03.
All night under the moon
02:09
(Edgar Bainton)
04.
O Mistress Mine
01:29
(Benjamin Dale)
05.
Come Away, Death
04:45
(Benjamin Dale)
06.
Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maison, L. 139
02:34
(Claude Debussy)
07.
The ships of Arcady
03:36
(Michael Head)
08.
A blackbird singing
02:41
(Michael Head)
09.
Light, Op. 19, No. 1
03:14
(Albert Roussel)
10.
ettre du Front
05:25
(Piere Vellones)
11.
A child’s prayer, F. 171
01:48
(Arthur Bliss)
12.
In Flanders
03:03
(Ivor Gurney)
13.
Quand reverrai-je, hélas!
01:07
(André Caplet)
14.
En regardant ces belles fleurs
01:33
(André Caplet)
15.
In Flanders Fields, S. 277
02:39
(Charles Ives)
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