Brahms & Schumann: Lieder sees Dame Ann Murray, one of the great vocal artists of the past decades, return to the recording studio to perform a personal selection of Lieder. Brahms & Schumann: Lieder, Ann’s first solo album in over a decade, will be her final Lieder recording and a fitting way to draw her long and distinguished recording career to a close.
With Première Portraits Capriccio set an example for the support of young and talented artists by inviting them to release their première album for a worldwide audience. Thomas Ebenstein was born in Carinthia/Austria in 1979 and studied singing with Helena Lazarska at the Vienna University of Music and Dramatic Arts. Since the beginning of the 2012/13 season he has been a member of the Vienna State Opera.
The first ever CD release of Ania Dorfmann’s complete RCA Victor recordings from 1939–1959. The collaborations with Arturo Toscanini include her rare 1939 recording of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and the 1945 Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1.
Those who are able to follow Anne Sofie von Otter's live recitals and stage performances will have noticed how much more lively movement and physical definition there is now in the voice. This once noble, but still cool Swedish mezzo-soprano has now begun to reach out to her audiences with a more active will, a more imaginative warmth as her artistry continues to mature.