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Dvorak: Lieder
Antonin Dvorak, Bernarda Fink, Roger Vignoles
Dvorak: Lieder
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
Argentina-born mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink's many acclaimed early music recordings (including an outstanding Gluck Orfeo ed Eurydice) tend to overshadow the width of her repertory, which includes fine discs of Spanish mode...  more »

     
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All Artists: Antonin Dvorak, Bernarda Fink, Roger Vignoles
Title: Dvorak: Lieder
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
Release Date: 7/13/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 794881736324

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Argentina-born mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink's many acclaimed early music recordings (including an outstanding Gluck Orfeo ed Eurydice) tend to overshadow the width of her repertory, which includes fine discs of Spanish moderns, Schumann, and now, Dvorak. She sings these songs as if to the manner born, giving idiomatic renderings of 33 songs from various stages of Dvorak's career. Some are well-known, such as the ever-popular "Songs My Mother Taught Me," done here splendidly, Fink in fine voice, gently caressing the melody and resisting its ample temptations to overstatement. She brings appropriate zest to the seven songs of Gypsy Melodies, and folk influences in other songs, such as "Good Night," from the Op.73 In Folk Style, are irresistible. In songs like "The Forsaken Maiden," Fink colors her voice to bring out the narrator's deep emotions. Pianist Roger Vignoles, brings out the Schubertian rippling accompaniment in "At the Brook," and partners her elsewhere with expertise. The disc abounds in glorious melodies and Fink's expressive singing is a fine way to know a neglected part of the composer's output. --Dan Davis
 

CD Reviews

Dvorak Lieder
Konstantin | 03/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The following is a conversation that took place between Antonin Dvorak and myself.

Dvorak: Hello, how are you today?
me: Good how are you?
Dvorak: Great, I just heard a recording of some Lieder I composed and I'm really happy with it.
me: Really I didn't know that you composed Lieder.
Dvorak: Yeah you really should check it out.
me: You know I just might, buh bye now!

And again about a week later:

me: Hey buddy how are you today?
Dvorak: Good you?
me: Great, hey I did check out that Lieder, great great stuff, you're really a great song composer.
Dvorak: I know and everyone always talks about Schubert being so good! Schubert, Schubert, Schubert... My songs are just as good as his.
me:
Dvorak: Hello?

Anyway I'm sorry about that but this is really a great CD, in my book it ranks right up there with the Schwarzkopf Schubert lieder from EMI, the singing is absolutly wonderful. Harmonia Mundi does such a great job of packaging their products as well. Give it a try...and keep me updated!"