CD "Ah! If I but Knew the Way Back ..." Songs of Children and of Fairy Lands

Kateryna Kasper, Soprano

Hilko Dumno, Piano

Songs of Children and of Fairy Lands - Kateryna Kasper and Hilko Dumno

A Romantic Song Recital
recorded in the Villa Wahnfried, Bayreuth/Germany
performed upon the Steinway (1876) of Richard Wagner

This album is a journey to bygone and dreamt of lands. A journey back to childhood, to the land of elves and nymphs, to the Romantic era.
A journey back? – The modern way of evaluating, optimizing and automatizing everything provokes, I believe, in many people a quiet “Romantic” longing for the secrets hiding behind everyday things, for the irrational, the timeless, for what makes us human. Childhood is such a precious time in which rules of imagination and play reign supreme. These same rules govern the musings of fairy tales and also of music. Romanticism is more than an era: it is also an attitude towards life and, as such, is timeless. Perhaps it is more topical today than ever.
Kateryna Kasper

Kateryna Kasper, Soprano
Kateryna Kasper is a stylistically versatile artist of great authenticity, equally at home on both opera and concert stages. As a member of the Frankfurt Opera Ensemble since 2012 (initially in the Opera Studio programme) she has sung roles from all periods such as Anima (Cavalieri), Pamina and Susanna (Mozart), Antonida (Glinka), Sophie (Strauss), and Der Kleine (Eötvös, World Premiere). Guest engagements have taken her to the Los Angeles Opera and festivals in Edinburgh, Bregenz, Savonlinna and Bergen. As a concert singer, Kateryna Kasper has performed in the Philharmonie de Paris, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow, the Musashino Civic Cultural Hall Tokyo and with the London and Turku Philharmonic Orchestras. She has worked with conductors such as Nathalie Stutzmann, Michael Schneider, Federico Maria Sardelli, Sebastian Weigle, Ivor Bolton, Constantinos Carydis and Raphaël Pichon. In addition to Hilko Dumno, her chamber music partners include the pianist Dmitry Ablogin and the Trio Vivente.

Hilko Dumno, Piano
As a sensitive song pianist, Hilko Dumno enjoys long lasting collaboration with singers such as Hedwig Fassbender, Julia Kleiter, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Christoph Pregardien, Georg Poplutz, Johannes Martin Kränzle and Hans Christoph Begemann, which is reflected in an extensive discography. An artistic co-director of two recital series at the Opera and the Goethehaus Frankfurt, Hilko Dumno is also a much sought-after guest at renowned festivals such as the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and Barcelona, the Styriarte Graz, the Menuhin-Festival Gstaad, the Lucerne Festival and the Schwetzinger Festspiele, as well as at the opera houses in Frankfurt, Cologne and Brussels.

[ Further english info text about works, composers & artists: see booklet inside ]

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CD Programme / Tracklist:

"Zum zweiten Mal ein Kind" - "To Be a Child a Second Time"
Modest Musorgskij (1839–1881)
S njanej (Mit der Njanja) aus Detskaja (Kinderstube) Nr. 1 01:59
Na son grjadushhij (Abendgebet) aus Detskaja (Kinderstube) Nr. 5 02:23
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Der Sandmann Op. 79 Nr. 13 02:04
Walter Gieseking (1895–1956)
Gutenachtliedchen aus: 21 Kinderlieder 02:42
Richard Strauss (1864–1949)
Wiegenlied Op. 41a Nr. 1 04:10
Hugo Wolf (1860–1903)
Mausfallen-Sprüchlein aus: 6 Lieder für eine Frauenstimme Nr. 6 01:18
Modest Musorgskij
Kot Matros (Kater Matrose) aus Detskaja (Kinderstube) Nr. 6 02:06
Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Ba, Be, Bi, Bo, Bu aus La courte paille FP. 178 Nr. 5 00:29
Quelle Aventure! (Was für ein Abenteuer!) FP. 178 Nr. 2 01:02
Walter Gieseking
Geht leise aus 21 Kinderlieder 02:40
Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Nuvoletta aus Finnegans Wake Op. 25 05:40

"Aus alten Märchen winkt es" - "From Old Fairy Tales It Beckons"
Robert Schumann
Aus alten Märchen winkt es Op. 48 Nr. 15 02:46
Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov (1844–1908)
Nimfa (Die Nymphe) Op. 56 Nr. 1 03:15
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847)
Neue Liebe Op. 19 Nr. 4 01:59
Clara Schumann (1819–1896)
Lorelei 02:34
Robert Schumann
Die Meerfee Op. 125 Nr. 1 01:20
Carl Loewe (1796–1869)
Der Nöck Op. 129 Nr. 2 07:59
Sergej Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
Zdes‘ khorosho (Hier ist es schön) Op. 21 Nr. 7 01:57

"O hätt‘ ich Flügel!" - "If I Had Wings!"
Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Der Wanderer an den Mond D 870 - Op. 80 Nr. 1 02:19
Clara Schumann
Der Wanderer 02:03
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Feldeinsamkeit Op. 86 Nr. 2 03:12
Franz Schubert
An den Mond D 259 02:31
Auf dem Wasser zu singen D 774 - Op. 72 03:28
Hugo Wolf
Verborgenheit aus Mörike-Lieder Nr. 12 02:30
Robert Schumann
Sehnsucht Op. 51 Nr. 1 02:20
Johannes Brahms
O wüßt ich doch den Weg zurück Op. 63 Nr. 8 03:15
Robert Schumann
Mein schöner Stern! Op. 101 Nr. 4 02:44

1 Audio-CD, Digipack 6-sided, incl. Booklet (24 p.)

» Detailed CD booklet includes further info (bios, photos, etc.)
» Total playing time: 72min 59sec | Booklet Text: DE, EN, FR, JP
» Format: 1 Audio-CD | Series "Classics" | Release int'l: ~11/2018
» Order No.: TXA18117 | GTIN (EAN): 4250702801177
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