Berg | WelleszDecca Records
Soprano Renée Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet join forces for a new recording of Berg's intricately complex Lyric Suiteand Egon Wellesz's highly expressive setting of Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, released on Decca on September 11, 2015. It is the first collaboration on record of America's reigning star soprano and its premier string quartet. Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet join together for a special performance of this repertoire at SubCulture in New York City on September 16, 2015 at 7:30pm in celebration of the album release.
Renee Fleming | Emerson String Quartet - Music of Berg & Wellesz / WFMT: New Release Of the Week
This release unites soprano Renée Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet for the first time. They embark on a journey to Vienna in the 1920s and ‘30s through music imbued with late romanticism and burgeoning modernism. The record features Alban Berg's intricate Lyric Suite and Egon Wellesz's Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, sung in German translations by Rainer Maria Rilke. The Ber...
Renee Fleming and Emerson String Quartet play NYC's SubCulture / New York Times
Renée Fleming, when she sings, usually seems to be a football field away from her audiences at the Metropolitan Opera or Carnegie Hall. So it was a charming revelation to hear her so close up on Wednesday at SubCulture, the cozy, struggling basement space in the East Village. The occasion was the release last week of her new album with the Emerson String Quartet, focusing on music of Weimar-era Vi...
Fleming and Emerson Quartet convey dark poignance of Berg / New York Classical Review
Having grown used to seeing her tread the boards at the Met or headline gala events with major orchestras, it was a little odd to see Renée Fleming Wednesday night at SubCulture, the hip cabaret tucked away in a Bleecker Street basement. In fact she sang for only about ten minutes of an event that featured just about a half-hour of music, all told. To be fair, violinist Eugene Drucker of the E...