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    Just released


    New release includes world premiere recordings


    Korngold in NTR Opera Live

    Hein van Eekert announced the CD’s on Radio 4 in NTR Opera Live.

   Listen back from 3:06:30.


   Korngold in Trouw

   Peter van der Lint wrote in his weekly column in Trouw about the presentation of the CD in The   

   Hague’s Glazen Zaal, during Austrian National Day, a celebration that was hosted by the

   Austrian Embassy.

   Read his article.

   Korngold on Place de l’Opera  

   Basia Jaworski was also present at the launch of the double-CD. She wrote about her

   impressions on the indispensable Dutch vocal blog Place de l'Opera.

   Read her blog.

   Jordi Kooiman interviewed Adrianne Pieczonka about Korngold.

   Read the interview.

   Interview and review Klassieke Zaken  

   The Dutch music magazine Klassieke Zaken reviewed the cd and interviewed Reinild Mees
   about Korngold.

   Read the interview | Read the review

   Four star review in NRC  

   The Complete Songs of Korngold received a favourable review from Mischa Spel in NRC.

   Read the review.

   Rave review on Music Web International  

   “Jarnot has real presence with impeccable diction. He imbues each song with intelligence,

    imagination and colour and has the gift of ‘acting’ the gist of the words. … the Canadian

    soprano Adrianne Pieczonka who has a honey-toned yet powerfully projected voice, sensitive

    to each song and technically secure through the odd coloratura-style passage … Reinild Mees

    provides consistently fine unobtrusive but nicely nuanced accompaniments. Her contribution

    again and again lifts the artistic value of this excellent set.”

    Read the complete review.

   Other reviews

   Der Merker Read the review

   Gramophone Read the review

   Musical Opinion Read the review

   Opus klassiek Read the review

   De Telegraaf Read the review

   Luister (10) Read the review

   Das Opernglas Read the review

   FonoForum **** Read the review

   Opernwelt Read the review

   Forum Opéra **** Read the review


  Sir Edward Elgar Complete songs for voice and piano, vol. 1 & vol. 2

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934), a recording of the great British composer’s Complete Songs is being produced by Channel Classics Records (www.channelclassics.com) in cooperation with the 20th Century Song Foundation.

The famous English soprano Amanda Roocroft and English baritone Konrad Jarnot, one of the most promising Lied singers of our time, perform Elgar’s well known cycle Sea Pictures (first CD recording by a male voice) as well as a number of unknown Elgar Songs, some of which have never been recorded before. The accompaniment is in the hands of the initiator of this project, the Dutch pianist Reinild Mees.

Sir Edward Elgar Complete songs for voice and piano, vol. 1 & vol. 2

Volume 1

Volume 2

Amanda Roocroft, soprano
Konrad Jarnot, baritone
Reinild Mees, piano

Volume 1 of the Elgar’s Complete Songs CD was released at the end of October 2007 and was presented in combination with a number of SPOTLIGHTS concerts in well known Dutch venues: Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen Rotterdam, Diligentia The Hague and Philips Music Hall Eindhoven. Volume 2 has been released in the autumn of 2009.

Listen to excerpts from the CD's:

Volume 1 Volume 2

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