Mary Bevan & Joseph Middleton - The Divine Muse (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Mary Bevan & Joseph Middleton - The Divine Muse (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mary Bevan & Joseph Middleton - The Divine Muse (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:35 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

After the success of their debut disc, ‘Voyages’, Mary Bevan and Joseph Middleton present their second recital disc exploring Lieder in German and Italian by Schubert, Haydn and Wolf. The programme is woven around songs inspired by the ‘muses’ of the day, both mythological and divine.

It begins with Schubert’s dramatic and reverential settings of sacred German poetry, set alongside his lush emotional portrayals of female characters in the Italian settings.

The central section of the disc is then devoted to Haydn’s epic ‘scena’ depicting the famously cruel abandonment of Arianna by her lover Teseo, ‘Arianna a Naxos’. Haydn’s beautiful prayer ‘Geistliches Lied’ takes us back into the world of German poetry and the religious fervour that arose from the collective belief in Christianity which pervaded most art forms of the age.

The disc then moves into works by Hugo Wolf, whose stunning settings of devotional texts take the listener right to the heart of the characters; a few of these songs were in fact inspired by paintings. The early moments of Jesus Christ’s life are vividly portrayed here, particularly in songs such as ‘Die ihr Schwebet’, ‘Auf ein Altes Bild’ and ‘Schlafendes Jesuskind’, while the haunting ‘Gesang Weylas’ invites the listener into the world of the mysterious goddes Weyla who wistfully dreams of the shores of her distant homeland. From Ganymed to Christ, Dido to the Virgin Mary, Arianna to St Peter, this recital disc richly illustrates the lives and events surrounding the ‘divine muses’ who inspired these composers.

Tracklist:
01. Vedi, quanto adoro ingrato, D. 510 (4:30)
02. Son fra l’onde, D.78 (1:48)
03. Die Götter Griechenlands, D.677 (4:07)
04. Goethe Lieder: No. 50. Ganymed (5:26)
05. Mörike Lieder: No. 27. Zum neuen Jahr (1:51)
06. Mörike Lieder: No. 22. Seufzer (2:35)
07. Mörike Lieder: No. 28. Gebet (2:38)
08. Mörike Lieder: No. 46: Gesang Weylas (1:44)
09. Ganymed, D.544 (4:07)
10. Arianna a Naxos: I. Largo e sostenuto (4:55)
11. Arianna a Naxos: II. Aria (Dove sei) (4:16)
12. Arianna a Naxos: III. Andante (Poco da me lontano) (3:20)
13. Arianna a Naxos: IV. Aria (Ah, che morir vorrei) (3:59)
14. Geistliches Lied (3:33)
15. Gott im Frühlinge, D.448 (1:58)
16. Marie, D.658 (1:31)
17. Alte Weisen: No. 6: Wie glänzt der helle Mond (3:42)
18. Mörike Lieder: No. 23. Auf ein altes Bild (2:27)
19. Spanisches Liederbuch: No. 4. Die ihr schwebet (2:43)
20. Mörike Lieder: No. 25 Schlafendes Jesuskind (3:37)

Personnel:
Mary Bevan (soprano)
oseph Middleton (piano)

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-01-21 21:46:51

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Analyzed: Mary Bevan & Joseph Middleton / The Divine Muse
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -0.78 dB -20.98 dB 4:30 01-Vedi, quanto adoro ingrato, D. 510
DR14 -1.77 dB -21.12 dB 1:48 02-Son fra l’onde, D.78
DR14 -3.97 dB -26.40 dB 4:07 03-Die Götter Griechenlands, D.677
DR14 -0.92 dB -22.65 dB 5:26 04-Goethe Lieder: No. 50. Ganymed
DR13 -0.63 dB -21.97 dB 1:51 05-Mörike Lieder: No. 27. Zum neuen Jahr
DR12 -4.66 dB -24.36 dB 2:35 06-Mörike Lieder: No. 22. Seufzer
DR14 -7.45 dB -27.69 dB 2:38 07-Mörike Lieder: No. 28. Gebet
DR15 -4.42 dB -26.56 dB 1:44 08-Mörike Lieder: No. 46: Gesang Weylas
DR16 -0.32 dB -22.32 dB 4:07 09-Ganymed, D.544
DR17 -0.32 dB -25.51 dB 4:55 10-Arianna a Naxos: I. Largo e sostenuto
DR16 -1.00 dB -24.17 dB 4:16 11-Arianna a Naxos: II. Aria (Dove sei)
DR15 -0.53 dB -21.47 dB 3:20 12-Arianna a Naxos: III. Andante (Poco da me lontano)
DR15 -0.33 dB -20.60 dB 3:59 13-Arianna a Naxos: IV. Aria (Ah, che morir vorrei)
DR14 -3.17 dB -23.57 dB 3:33 14-Geistliches Lied
DR12 -0.71 dB -22.53 dB 1:58 15-Gott im Frühlinge, D.448
DR12 -5.34 dB -25.71 dB 1:31 16-Marie, D.658
DR15 -9.52 dB -32.99 dB 3:42 17-Alte Weisen: No. 6: Wie glänzt der helle Mond
DR13 -10.37 dB -30.28 dB 2:27 18-Mörike Lieder: No. 23. Auf ein altes Bild
DR14 -2.08 dB -22.83 dB 2:43 19-Spanisches Liederbuch: No. 4. Die ihr schwebet
DR16 -6.22 dB -29.48 dB 3:37 20-Mörike Lieder: No. 25 Schlafendes Jesuskind
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Number of tracks: 20
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2069 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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