Catalog: GEN 22561
Format: COMPACT DISC
Schellenberger, Mareike; Lechardeur, Olivier; Jung, Christopher; Wolthuis, Jan Roelof
Composer Christian FP Kram devotes himself to an almost forgotten genre: he writes piano lieder - intimate, lyrical, pointed miniatures of text and music. Mareike Schellenberger (mezzo-soprano) and Christopher Jung (baritone), as well as the pianists Jan Roelof Wolthuis and Olivier Lechardeur, present five of his song cycles, almost all of which are world premiere recordings on a new GENUIN album. Among them are songs based on texts by Hermann Hesse, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sargon Boulus, Katerina Rudcenková and Kevin Perryman. Kram's songs are fascinating soundscapes: compositionally differentiated, but always in their creator's original and concise musical language.