Huge congratulations to Sophie Bevan, Mary Bevan, Jennifer Johnston and Joseph Middleton on the release of a gorgeous disc of songs by Lugwig Thuille (1861-1907) for Champs Hill Records. Acclaimed pianist Joseph Middleton has sourced Thuille’s scores from libraries across Europe and, together with these outstanding singers, makes a case for the finest of Thuille’s lieder to stand tall alongside songs by better-known composers.
Posterity has meant that Thuille is known primarily as a founder member of the Munich School and through his correspondence with his close friend Richard Strauss. This CD, including previously unrecorded material, sheds fresh light on Thuille as a lieder composer, revealing a sound-world which exploits a certain warm tenderness, romanticism and roguish charm. Please click here to read Joseph’s fascinating notes in the CD booklet: “Thuille: The Munich School and the Romantic Lieder”.
The disc includes a mixture of enchanting trios and solo numbers. Please click on the links below to listen to some of these delightful tracks:
Trio “Elfen” (Drei Lieder für Drei Frauenstimmen Solo, op.31 (1904))
“Seliges Vergessen” (Jennifer Johnston)
“Die Verlassene” (Sophie Bevan)
You can of course find further details of the disc on the Champs Hill website.