In their Schubertiade, Julian Prégardien and his instrumental friends recreate the special artistic mood one could have felt in Schubert’s day in a Vienna salon. To evoke that atmosphere, they have created a new collage of musical and literary fragments associated with the composer, featuring the unusual combination of flute, baryton and guitar.
Three experienced early music specialists with the best credentials – Philippe Pierlot, Marc Hantaï and Xavier Diaz-Latorre, known from the Ricercar Consort, Le Concert des Nations and Les Arts Florissants – gather as a fine instrumental ensemble around one of the young singers most in demand on the current musical scene. With them, he presents his new SACD album “Schubertiade” on the Cologne myrios classics label. Well-known Schubert songs such as Heidenröslein, the Harpist’s Song and Schwanengesang alternate here with dances and short instrumental pieces.
Street date: 16.X.2015 (Germany/Austria)
Julian Prégardien, Tenor & Recitation
Marc Hantaï, Transverse Flute
Philippe Pierlot, Baryton
Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Guitar
Location: Ev. Kirche Honrath, II/2015 // Recording Producer, Engineer & Digital Editing: Stephan Cahen // Microphones: Sonodore RCM402, Sennheiser MKH80, Neumann M149, DPA 4006 // Mic Preamps: Sonodore 508 // A-D Converters: Digital Audio Denmark AX24 // Monitoring: Pass Labs amps, B&W Nautilus speakers // DAW: Pyramix Virtual Studio // Original Recording Format: DSD64
1 SACD hybrid (SACD-Layer: 2.0 stereo & 5.0 surround), 74:51