Violeta Urmana, Strauss and Bamberger Symphoniker
Violeta Urmana sings Strauss with the Bamberger Symphoniker
by Ruth Wischmann
PRAGUE/PARIS/BADEN-BADEN: In May and June, Violeta Urmana can be heard with the Bamberger Symphoniker – under the symphony orchestra’s principal conductor Jonathan Nott – in three concerts in which she will sing lieder for orchestra by Richard Strauss
She is the vocal soloist on a short European tour by the orchestra to Prague, Paris and Baden-Baden.
In presenting the songs of op. 27, she will be singing four of Richard Strauss‘s best known lieder, blending anthemic emphasis and touching simplicity: “Ruhe, meine Seele!”, “Cäcilie”, “Heimliche Aufforderung” and “Morgen!”
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. The programme also includes “Verführung”, “An die Nacht” and “Frühlingsfeier”.
Violeta Urmana keeps returning to the art-song repertoire of Strauss in her concerts, and has already recorded several of his compositions on CD for the Farao Classics label.
In joining with the Bamberger Symphoniker to perform the orchestral version of selected Strauss lieder, she reveals herself to be both a sensitive interpreter of small-scale musical form and a highly expressive concert singer.
Prague (Smetana Hall), May 24, 2014
Paris (Salle Pleyel), June 3, 2014
Baden-Baden (Festspielhaus), June 7, 2014