So-net無料ブログ作成
検索選択

US:演奏者の含蓄のある音楽評論 [音楽時評]

Manfred Honeck 指揮のPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra が,soprano Chen Reis, baritone Thomas Hampson, the Mendelssohn Choir と 
The program is
Antonin Dvorak's Biblical Songs and
Johannes Brahms' "Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)
を協演することについて,事前紹介記事で,たいへん含蓄のある評論を書いていましたので,ご紹介します.

バリトンで世界的に有名なHampsonは,"My passion is poetry set to music. I think the form of poetry and the language of music in dialogue with each other bring a new language -- art song. That dialogue is a fascinating identifier of cultures, regardless of the different kinds, therefore, contributes to an understanding of ourselves and our own culture."
と,poetry は音楽によって art song になり,両者のダイアログはfascinating identifier of cultures, regardless of the different kinds, therefore, contributes to an understanding of ourselves and our own culture." と論じています.

Hampson と 指揮者Honeck は長く協演を重ねて,互いに気心が知れてそうで,Their first collaboration was at a festival of Gustav Mahler's music in Kassel, Germany...  they celebrated the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth July 5, 2010, with a concert in the composer's hometown of Kaliste in the Czech Republic, which has been released on DVD by Euroarts.
"We had a great time together. It was such a spontaneous meeting of minds. This will certainly be a rekindling of a friendship and similar musical ideas, rather than hammering it out.

続けてたいへん興味深いことをいっているのですが,ドヴォルザークとブラームスを組み合わせるのは,ブラームスにとって,シューマンが尊敬する大先輩であったように,ドヴォルザークにとってブラームスは尊敬する大先輩だったというのです.
それ故に,I would like to offer more than just the Brahms," Hampson says. "Manfred and I love making music. I would have come without the Biblical Songs, but we'll have more fun making music together (this way)." と「音楽」をやるために,ブラームスに加えてドヴォルザークを協演するのだというのです.

そして,The singer discovered the Biblical Songs when he was exploring Eastern European song repertoire and first performed them with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival in Austria. They are in Czech, a language he finds beautiful to sing. He says it's the most Italianate of the Slavic languages, "with some crazy consonants and very pure vowels."
とチェコ語を,イタリア語に似て,歌唱に美しく響く素敵な言語なのだと表現しています.

Honeck は,A requiem is a mass for the dead, and Honeck says, "I personally believe that this piece is not for those who died, but for those who live. The consolation is fantastic. He always wanted to give hope and joy."

"Michelangelo sculpted a very young woman, because he wanted to have Mary as a pure woman. I think Brahms is doing the same thing here."
これはたいへん興味深い美術と音楽の対照です.

あとは,ご自由に,ご渉猟下さい.

 

 

Classical singer Thomas Hampson has a passion for his work

Photos

Thomas Hampson 


'Brahms' Requiem'

Presented by: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck,conductor
When: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Heinz Hall, Downtown

writer:Mark Kanny is the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's classical music critic

 

Baritone Thomas Hampson has carved out an enviable career as one of the world's leading classical singers. Big opera companies don't only seek him for roles. They'll mount productions for him.

"My passion is song," he says. "My passion is poetry set to music. I think the form of poetry and the language of music in dialogue with each other bring a new language -- art song. That dialogue is a fascinating identifier of cultures, regardless of the different kinds, therefore, contributes to an understanding of ourselves and our own culture."

Manfred Honeck, soprano Chen Reis, baritone Thomas Hampson, the Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present three concerts Friday through Sunday at Heinz Hall, Downtown. The program is Antonin Dvorak's Biblical Songs and Johannes Brahms' "Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)."

The baritone and conductor have known each other since some of Honeck's earliest concerts on the podium. Their first collaboration was at a festival of Gustav Mahler's music in Kassel, Germany. Together with mezzo-soprano Anne-Sophie Mutter, they celebrated the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth July 5, 2010, with a concert in the composer's hometown of Kaliste in the Czech Republic, which has been released on DVD by Euroarts.

"We've stayed friends," Hampson says. "We had a great time together. It was such a spontaneous meeting of minds. This will certainly be a rekindling of a friendship and similar musical ideas, rather than hammering it out. It's such a pleasure to be with him."

The baritone suggested pairing Dvorak's Biblical Songs with Brahms' lengthier masterpiece. Brahms was an early champion of Dvorak, as Robert Schumann had been of Brahms.

"If Manfred and I are going to carve time out of schedules to be with the wonderful Pittsburgh Symphony, I would like to offer more than just the Brahms," Hampson says. "Manfred and I love making music. I would have come without the Biblical Songs, but we'll have more fun making music together (this way)."

The singer discovered the Biblical Songs when he was exploring Eastern European song repertoire and first performed them with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival in Austria. They are in Czech, a language he finds beautiful to sing. He says it's the most Italianate of the Slavic languages, "with some crazy consonants and very pure vowels."

"The really beautiful thing about the text of the Biblical Songs, the thrust of the cycle, is singing to God, which I find very appealing," Hampson says. "Singing of the Psalms, literally and metaphorically, is very beautiful. They are very positive songs."

The singer notes that Brahms' "A German Requiem" is ecumenical. Honeck agrees and says it's actually more like an oratorio than a requiem, which is an established liturgical text.

"Brahms put the text together himself in 1856, when Schumann died," the conductor says. "He was a religious free thinker, but we know he read the Bible every day. Christ is never mentioned in the text (of the Requiem), which is a very specific thing in this context."

A requiem is a mass for the dead, and Honeck says, "I personally believe that this piece is not for those who died, but for those who live. The consolation is fantastic. He always wanted to give hope and joy."

The fifth movement, written after Brahms' mother died, features a soprano soloist. The conductor chose Chen Reis for this part, because he wanted a pure voice, not a heavy soprano.

He says the music reminds him of Michelangelo's Pieta.

"Michelangelo sculpted a very young woman, because he wanted to have Mary as a pure woman. I think Brahms is doing the same thing here."


nice!(0)  コメント(1)  トラックバック(0) 
共通テーマ:音楽

nice! 0

コメント 1

zcc

巨大な宋船を造り、大河史上最大規模の海上ロケだそうですが、
作品そのものがまさかの沈没寸前では報われないでしょう」
制作側は真っ青で、早くもテコ入れ策が検討されているという。
「寝屋のシーンなど、お色気強化がウワサされています。
NHKにとって大河の失敗は許されない。
制作費は1本当たり約6000万円です。
外部スタッフをほとんど使わないでこの水準。
内部スタッフの人件費も加えれば1本当たり1億円を
軽く超えます。

by zcc (2012-02-20 17:54) 

コメントを書く

お名前:[必須]
URL:[必須]
コメント:
画像認証:
下の画像に表示されている文字を入力してください。

※ブログオーナーが承認したコメントのみ表示されます。

トラックバック 0

この記事のトラックバックURL:
※ブログオーナーが承認したトラックバックのみ表示されます。
※言及リンクのないトラックバックは受信されません。
メッセージを送る