Korngold: Complete Songs
JARNOT PIECZONKA MEES, KONRAD JARNOT
As one of the last exponents of the Austro-Germanic lied tradition which lasted almost two centuries, Erich Wolfgang Korngold occupies a special place in this tradition, and his exceptional contributions are finally being rediscovered, after decades of neglect. This recording presents the totality of Korngold’s lied compositions including many being released for the first time. From his childhood composition days to his final lied in tribute to the city of his youth, Vienna then in ruins from WWII Sonett für Wien Opus 41, this comprehensive recording stewarded by the baritone Konrad Jarnot and soprano Adrianne Pieczonka with the steady support of Reinild Mees’ piano is a welcome addition to Korngold’s discography.