Visions Intérieures

9168

Soprano Georgine Resick’s Visions Intérieures, is a survey of the development of the song cycle. Ms. Resick sings in German, Polish, French, Swedish, and Italian, in this two-CD tour-de-force which presents a superb selection of works and composers rarely heard today. The great flowering of the song cycle occurred in early nineteenth century Germany, with its greatest representations being the well-known cycles by Schubert and Schumann. These cycles inspired numerous imitations, many of which, while not attaining the depth and breadth of their models, are charming and integrated works. On Disc One, entitled The Early German Song Cycle, Ms. Resick is accompanied by Andrew Willis, performing cycles of Weber and Kreutzer on a copy of a Louis Dulcken fortepiano (Munich 1815-20). The duo then performs cycles of Cornelius, Thalberg, and Jensen on an original 1841 Bösendorfer. On Disc Two, entitled The Wanderer: The Song Cycle in Migration, Ms. Resick is joined by Warren Jones, performing late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century cycles on a Steinway D. In an interesting cultural crossover, The Wanderer presents songs by a Russian composer of French-Lithuanian descent setting Polish poems; a German-influenced Polish composer setting German poetry; a French influenced Italian, and French composers setting translations of texts from Persia and Denmark.Georgine Resick is an internationally recognized soprano in both the operatic and concert fields. Renowned for her Mozart and Strauss interpretations, she has sung a wide variety of leading roles with the Vienna State Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Paris Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and numerous others. Her previous releases on BRIDGE have received glowing reviews from the international press: Men’s Songs, Women’s Voices (BRIDGE 9152) and Songs of Grechaninov (BRIDGE 9142).

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Disc A

The Early German Song Cycle



Conradin Kreutzer

Wander Lieder



Peter Cornelius

Brautlieder



Sigismund Thalberg

Sechs Deutsche Lieder



Adolf Jensen

Sieben Gesange aus dem Spanischen Liederbuch



Carl Maria von Weber

Die Temperamente bei dem Verluste der Geliebten



Disc B

The Wanderer



Jean Cras

Robaiyat de Omar Khayyam



Karol Szymanowski

Bunte Lieder



César Cui

Four sonnets



Arthur Honegger

Trois Chansons, Extraites de "La Petite Sirene"



Ture Rangström

Hafvets sommar



Gian Francesco Malipiero

Keepsake



Emile Paladilhe

Feuilles au vent

Georgine Resick, soprano
Warren Jones, piano
Andrew Willis, fortepiano
BRIDGE 9168A/B