Magdalena Kožená: Songs My Mother Taught Me (CD)

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Magdalena Kožená - Songs My Mother Taught Me


Dvorak:

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Struna naladena (Rein gestimmt die Saiten), Op. 55, No. 5

A les je tichy kolem kol (Rings ist der Wald so stumm und still), Op. 55, No. 3

Mne zdálo se žes umrela (I dreamt that you were dead)

Prsten from Moravské dvojzpevy (Moravian Duets)

Zajatá from Moravské dvojzpevy (Moravian Duets)

Eben:

Milovánie bez vídánie

I dare not ask

Quand ce beau printemps

Ach Gott, wie weh tut scheiden

Jakz sem te najprv poznal

Stratilat sem milého

Janacek:

Lavecka (Bench)

No. 37 from “Moravská lidová poezie v písních (Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs)", 53 folksong arrs., c1892-1901

Jabúcko

No. 12 from “Moravská lidová poezie v písních (Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs)", 53 folksong arrs., c1892-1901

Muzikanti [Musicians]

No. 50 from “Moravská lidová poezie v písních (Moravian Folk

Aj co to je za slavicek

V cernym lese

Martinu:

Devce z Moravy (Moravian Girl)

Súsedova stajna (The Neighbour's Stable)

Nadeje (Hope)

Hlásný (The Night Watchman)

Tajná láska (Secret Love)

Bozi muka (The Wayside Cross)

Zvolenovci chlapci (Lads of Zvolyn)

Novák, V:

Písen melancholická

Zda není snem?

(transposed)

Vecer

Podzimní nálada

Až prejde den

Rösler:

An die Entfernte

Schulhoff:

Pasala volky (Out in the beechwood) (Národní písne a tance)

from “Národní písne a tance z Tesinksa (Folksongs and Dances from the Tesinskso Region)“, WV120

Kdyz jsem byla mamince na kline (On my mother's knee)

from “Národní písne a tance z Tesinksa (Folksongs and Dances from the Tesinskso Region)“, WV120

Sidej na vuz

from “Národní písne a tance z Tesinksa (Folksongs and Dances from the Tesinskso Region)“, WV120

trad.:

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Magdalena Kožená, (mezzo-soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Michael Freimuth (lute and guitar) & Malcolm Martineau (piano) Magdalena Kožená, one of the most acclaimed recitalists of today, presents a personal collection of songs she has known since childhood and that form some of her earliest musical influences.  A haunting collection of songs by Czech composers such as Dvorák, Janácek, Martinu, Schulhoff and Eben, all deeply rooted in the rich Czech folk song tradition.  Like Magdalena explains in the press/booklettext about the songs on the album: “They are just the sort a mother would sing to her baby. My mother is not a professional singer, but she loved to sing and knew a lot of songs! There is a particular tradition of singing to children in our country, much stronger, I would say, than one sees any more in the West. It was really important that in each family these songs would be handed down, taught to the children.”  Kožená’s musical partners on the album include her long-standing recital partner Malcolm Martineau, and soprano Dorothea Röschmann, who joins her in Dvorák’s Moravian duets. This is Magdalena Kožená’s most personal album so far, exploring the richness of her cultural background and her own musical memories.