Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795 Roderick Williams & Iain Burnside
- Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795:
- 1Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 1, Das Wandern02:32
- 2Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 2, Wohin?02:22
- 3Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 3, Halt!01:40
- 4Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 4, Danksagung an den Bach02:35
- 5Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 5, Am Feierabend02:47
- 6Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 6, Der Neugierige04:04
- 7Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 7, Ungeduld02:36
- 8Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 8, Morgengruß04:31
- 9Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 9, Des Müllers Blumen03:31
- 10Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 10, Tränenregen03:26
- 11Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 11, Mein!02:20
- 12Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 12, Pause04:27
- 13Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 13, Mit dem grünen Lautenbande02:20
- 14Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 14, Der Jäger01:19
- 15Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 15, Eifersucht und Stolz01:49
- 16Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 16, Die liebe Farbe04:45
- 17Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 17, Die böse Farbe02:05
- 18Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 18, Trockne Blumen04:04
- 19Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 19, Der Müller und der Bach03:59
- 20Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 20, Des Baches Wiegenlied07:42
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In this, the first of a series of three recordings of Schubert’s great song cycles for Chandos, Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside bring their formidable talents to bear on one of the pinnacles of classical lieder.
In November 2015, Williams decided to immerse himself in an intensive three-year period of studying and performing the three song cycles by Schubert, following an invitation from the Wigmore Hall to perform them – with Iain – in their 2017 / 18 season.
The process has involved not just performances in concert around the globe, but open rehearsals, master-classes, workshops, and radio broadcasts. Roderick Williams has documented all of these experiences in great detail in his fascinating Schubert Cycle Project blog.
He writes: ‘Somewhere along the way I came to a decision; that my eventual performances at the Wigmore would not be the ultimate goal of my study; rather, the study itself, the act of preparation would be my focus. It is possible that other singers might find the process interesting, even if only to share some of the grind that is most often done alone; it is also possible that others might be intrigued, especially audiences, perhaps even (fellow) students.’
Roderick Williams, baritone
Iain Burnside, piano
encompasses a wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and is particularly associated with the baritone roles of Mozart. He has also sung world premières of operas by, among others, David Sawer, Sally Beamish, Michael van der Aa, Robert Saxton and Alexander Knaifel.
Roderick Williams sings concert repertoire with all the BBC orchestras, and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé, Britten Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment. He has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Bach Collegium Japan, Tonkünstler Orchester, Cincinnati Symphony, Music of the Baroque Chicago, Virginia Arts Festival, San Francisco Symphony, Utah Symphony, amongst others. His many festival appearances include the BBC Proms (including the Last Night in 2014), Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Melbourne.
He is an accomplished recital artist who can be heard at venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, LSO St Luke’s, the Perth Concert Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, London Song Festival and the Musikverein, Vienna.
Roderick Williams is also a composer and has had works premièred at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on national radio. In April 2016 he was Artistic Director of Leeds Lieder and in May 2016 won the RPS Singer award. His numerous recordings include two of Albion Records’ earlier albums: ALB001 The Sky shall be our Roof and ALBCD002 Kissing her Hair.
is an acclaimed vocal accompanist. Artists with whom he has collaborated include Dame Margaret Price, Susan Chilcott, Galina Gorchakova, Ailish Tynan, Susan Bickley, Ann Murray, John Mark Ainsley, Roderick Williams and Bryn Terfel. His recordings straddle an exuberantly eclectic repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Judith Weir with a special place reserved for the highways and byways of English Song, as much praised CDs of Britten, Finzi, Ireland, Butterworth, Gurney, Parry and Vaughan Williams have all proved. Delphian has just released Burnside’s complete Rachmaninov songs with seven outstanding Russian artists. He also enjoys a close association with Rosenblatt Recitals, both on stage and in the studio, in collaboration with Opus Arte.
He is a Sony Award-winning broadcaster and a master programmer, curating various festivals and recital series. In association with London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Burnside has written a number of highly individual theatre pieces, performed at the Barbican Centre, Milton Court and the Cheltenham Festival. A Soldier and a Maker, based on the life of Ivor Gurney, has been commissioned as a radio play as part of the BBC’s World War One season. In demand as teacher and animateur, Burnside also works at the Royal Opera House and the National Opera Studio. He is International Visiting Artist at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.