new disc: Leonardo Leo - Sacred Works!
I am very happy about this new disc, which I had the pleasure to record with "my" ensemble &cetera. My wonderful collegues:
Peter Barczi, violin
Eva Borhi, violin
Matthieu Camilleri, Viola
Bernadette Köbele, Violoncello
Julian Behr, theorbo
Markus Hünninger, harpsichord, organ
The CD unites two very different Salve Regina compositions by Leonardo Leo, and there are even two world premiere recordings: The Prodigal Son, and one of the Good Friday Lamentations. And of course there is wonderful instrumental music - by Leonardo Leo himself and by his great rival Franceso Durante. I am very much looking forward!
Innsbruck Barock 2016
What simple joy it is on the contrary to be visited - just like that - by ten little ducklings and their proud "Mama" - this morning right in front of my door!
I am pleased to announce that the my CD 'Dialoghi a voce sola' has arrived.
We have been inundated with praise and positive comments (see below) and were even nominated for the 'Deutschen Schallplattenpreis' (German Recording Prize), much to the excitement of all concerned.
The picture to the left was drawn by the Berlin based artist and musician, Adrian Rovatkay. He drew this for me as a fantastical illustration of Claudio Merula's "Quando gli uccelli portaranno i zoccoli", which can be heard on the CD.
To produce a CD nowadays, demands a huge amount of financial investment, therefore we are delighted by each and every sale ... so "support the artist" and buy a copy today ... or if you already have one maybe you would even like a second!
© Ulrike Hofbauer
As of October, it looks like this building will see more of me, and I will see more of it! I am immensely happy about the invitation to start teaching baroque singing at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg.
(No plans for the winter? Well then: The programme is open to master and postgraduate students.)
At the moment, my head is full to the brim with thoughts and ideas. Among them of course thoughts like:
What have I always wanted to do differently than my own teachers and what would I like to pass on, given the chance? What is important to me as a singer, and as a teacher?
I want to thank the many helping hands that supported me in the hectic weeks before and during the Hearing in so many different ways!
In the picture: the Frohnburg, home of the Institute of Early Music of the Mozarteum University in Salzburg
„Dialoghi a voce sola“
We had a chance to discuss whether we could replace this or that “c“or make a suddenly “vanished“ syllable (“I just ran out of air!“) audible again by using a different take … I cannot wait to see (and hear) the final product!
Do pencil it in: the “Dialoghi a voce sola“ will be released by the label “Raumklang“ by September 2014. They can then be ordered direct from me! („support the artist, buy local“)
I'm happy for every direct order, since as artists we receive only a few cents of those CDs that are sold via the big online stores. And from that we couldn't have financed this CD unfortunately …