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Charlotte Margiono sings Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder & Arias

Charlotte Margiono, Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht, Ed Spanjaard

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Lohengrin  
1
Act I: Prelude (Vorspiel)
Richard Wagner; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
8:24
Wesendonck Lieder (Orchestration by F. Mottl)  
2
No. 1. Der Engel
Richard Wagner; Felix Mottl; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
3:17
3
No. 2. Stehe still
Richard Wagner; Felix Mottl; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
3:46
4
No. 3. Im Treibhaus
Richard Wagner; Felix Mottl; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
5:41
5
No. 4. Schmerzen
Richard Wagner; Felix Mottl; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
2:35
6
No. 5. Träume
Richard Wagner; Felix Mottl; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
4:15
Lohengrin  
7
Act I: Elsa's dream (Einsam in trüben Tagen)
Richard Wagner; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
6:25
Tristan und Isolde  
8
Act I: Prelude (Vorspiel)
Richard Wagner; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
9:49
9
Act III: Mild und leise (Isolde's Liebestod)
Richard Wagner; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
6:13
Tannhäuser  
10
Act III: Elisabeth's prayer (Allmächt’ge Jungfrau!)
Richard Wagner; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
5:57
Die Walküre  
11
Act I: Du bist der lenz
Richard Wagner; Charlotte Margiono; Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht; Ed Spanjaard
2:16
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    58:38
"Wagner aficionados will delight in the superb sound and the shimmery conducting ... the soaring music of the woodwinds near the end is filled with both melancholy and nobility ... one is immediately struck by (Margiono's) large, supple voice and pure tone. Her honeyed notes are filled with devotion ... a first-rate singer ... this affecting performance augurs well for the young soprano."
- Audiophile Audition

Dutch soprano Charlotte Margiono takes on the challenge of recording Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder, five songs for voice and piano and one of Wagner's few non-operatic pieces that have endured. She also interprets excerpts of arias including Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde and Die Walkure, accompanied by wonderful and interpretive conducting by Ed Spanjaard leading the Limburg Symphony Orchestra Maastricht.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording venue: Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 29 – July 1, 2006
Recording producer: Wilhelm Hellweg
Balance engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording engineer: Daan van Aalst
Editing: Ientje Mooij

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, DPA 4006, DPA 4011 & Schoeps MK21 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics
Microphone preamps: custom built by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies 5.0
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul

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