Soprano Taryn Fiebig and pianist Scott Davie have released a brand new collection of art song, On Eternal Love: Romantic Lieder, Songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Poulenc & Hahn on ABC Classic. Available now, this studio recording features these two superb Australian artists, well-known to audiences around the country.
At the heart of the album is Schumann’s Op. 39 Liederkreis (Song Cycle), a deeply moving study of love and loneliness, set in the mysterious shadows of an ancient forest. From wistful reverie to rapturous delight, voice and piano together convey every nuance of the eloquent poetry. Other featured classics of the lieder repertoire, include Schubert’s Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel), Brahms’ Die Mainacht (May Night) and Richard Strauss’s Morgen (Tomorrow), as well as two French masterpieces, À Chloris (To Chloris), by Reynaldo Hahn, and Francis Poulenc’s delicious waltz Les Chemins de l’amour (The Paths of Love).
Taryn Fiebig has performed many roles with Opera Australia as Susanna and Musetta, Despina and Belinda and with Pinchgut Opera, as well as concert engagements, operetta, film and festival appearances. A performer of supreme expressive power and artistic sensitivity, this program features some of the finest examples of Romantic song. She won a Helpmann Award for her performance as Lucy Joy in Bliss. Internationally, she has performed in the UK with the English Chamber Orchestra, at the Edinburgh Festival, and for BBC Radio 4. Scott Davie is an acclaimed pianist and scholar who has focused his career on the music of the Romantic era.
Pianist Scott Davie is both a soloist and chamber musician. He has given concerts throughout Australia, and his performances and recordings have been broadcast on radio and television. The recipient of numerous awards and prizes, he furthered his studies in London and now teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He performed the Australian premiere of the original version of Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto at the Sydney Opera House with Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Sydney Symphony, and has toured Australia, the USA and Shanghai with Grand, a collaboration with Graeme Murphy and the Sydney Dance Company.
The tracks: REYNALDO HAHN À Chloris (To Chloris)/ JOHANNES BRAHMS Von ewiger Liebe (On Eternal Love), Op. 43 No. 1/ Die Mainacht (May Night), Op. 43 No. 2/ FRANZ SCHUBERT Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel), D118/ Der Zwerg (The Dwarf), D771/ ROBERT SCHUMANN Liederkreis (Song Cycle), Op. 39 I. In der Fremde (In a Foreign Land) II. Intermezzo III. Waldesgespräch (Forest Conversation) IV. Die Stille (The Silence) V. Mondnacht (Moonlit Night) VI. Schöne Fremde (A Beautiful Foreign Land) VII. Auf einer Burg (At the Top of a Castle) VIII. In der Fremde (In a Foreign Land) IX. Wehmut (Sadness) X. Zwielicht (Twilight)
XI. Im Walde (In the Forest) XII. Frühlingsnacht (Spring Night)/ FRANCIS POULENC Les Chemins de l’amour (The Paths of Love)/
RICHARD STRAUSS Morgen (Tomorrow), Op. 27 No. 4
The performers: Taryn Fiebig soprano | Scott Davie piano
Digital Album | Available Now | ABC 0028948554386