In the studio – February

Anna Prohaska begins work on her third solo album for Deutsche Grammophon: ‘Behind the Lines – 1914 – 2014’, soldier songs by composers including Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, Ives, Eisler and Liszt. Anna explains the concept behind the programme: “the fate of the soldiers themselves, their inner life, [as well as] the fate of the woman who waits for her soldier”.
The album is due to be released in June this year when the programme will tour to London, Paris, Vienna, Hamburg, Berlin, Dortmund and Munich, as part of the First World War centenary commemorations.
Also this month:
– Ian Bostridge records a disc of Dowland with Fretwork and Lutist Elizabeth Kenny on ECM.
– Emmanuel Pahud joins forces with the Munich Chamber Orchestra under François Leleux to record Haydn’s Lyra Concerti for Sony BMG.
– Trevor Pinnock and the Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra with Katie Bray and Gareth John will record Zemlinsky’s Six Songs, Op.13 (arr. Christopher Austin) and Mahler’s ‘Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen’ (arr. Schoenberg) at St George’s Bristol.
Joseph Middleton records a solo disc with Carolyn Sampson for BIS records.  Their programme is called “Fleurs”.
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