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Elina Garanca, Malcolm Martineau - Lieder makes OPERWIRE: New Music Friday

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This week, audiences will get the chance to hear three stars in song recital albums. There will also be a number of choral selections and a world premiere recording of one of the oldest operas in the repertoire. Here is what you can stream on New Music Friday.

For Elīna Garanča, the Lied is the most intimate of musical forms. Whereas in opera, for example, one singer may be directly reacting to another, performing Lieder is about the expression of one person's innermost feelings: "There are no limits to longing and imagination in Lieder." The Latvian mezzo has now recorded her first solo recital album devoted exclusively to this genre, choosing works that she has been performing live on stage for many years with the aim of documenting her personal interpretations of some classics of the German song repertoire. The album is released today, 6 November, 2020, by Deutsche Grammophon and features music by Schumann and Brahms including Schumann's Fraunliebe und Leben Op.42. Garanča is accompanied by Malcolm Martineau.

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