Malcolm Martineau

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Malcolm Martineau is one of the world's greatest accompanists. He appears throughout Europe, North America, the Far East and Australasia with many of the world's greatest singers and records widely for the major recording companies. Recording projects have included Schubert, Schumann and English song recitals with Bryn Terfel (for Deutsche Grammophon), Schubert and Strauss recitals with Simon Keenlyside (for EMI), recital records with Angela Gheorghiu and Barbara Bonney (for Decca), Magdalena Kozena (for DG) and Della Jones (for Chandos), the complete Faure songs with Sarah Walker and Tom Krause, the complete Britten Folk Songs for Hyperion, and the complete Beethoven Folk Songs for Deutsche Grammophon.
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Opernhaus, Zürich

Bryn Terfel, Bassbariton
Malcom Martineau, Klavier

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Die beiden Grenadiere op. 49/1
Widmung op. 25/1
Du bist wie eine Blume op. 25/24
Mein Wagen rollet langsam op. 142/4

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Liebesbtoschaft D957                  
Litanei D343                      
Auf dem wasser zu singen Op.72           
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D583                                          

John Ireland (1879-1962)
Sea-Fever
Vagabond
The bells of San Marie

Frederick Keel (1871-1954)
Three salt-water ballads:
Port of many ships
Trade winds
Mother Carey

PAUSE

Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
Now sleeps the crimson petal op. 3/2
Weep no more, sad fountains op. 12/1
Go, lovely rose op. 24/3
Fair house of joy op.12/7

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)                                  
Chansons de Don Quichotte             
Chanson du depart de Don Quichotte             
Chanson à Dulcinée                                 
Chanson du Duc                                                  
Chanson de la mort de Don Quichotte

Selection of Arias from “ Bad Boys” in Opera

Grand Théâtre de Genève, Geneva

Bryn Terfel, Bassbariton
Malcom Martineau, Klavier

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Die beiden Grenadiere op. 49/1
Widmung op. 25/1
Du bist wie eine Blume op. 25/24
Mein Wagen rollet langsam op. 142/4

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Liebesbtoschaft D957                  
Litanei D343                      
Auf dem wasser zu singen Op.72           
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D583                                          

John Ireland (1879-1962)
Sea-Fever
Vagabond
The bells of San Marie

Frederick Keel (1871-1954)
Three salt-water ballads:
Port of many ships
Trade winds
Mother Carey

PAUSE

Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
Now sleeps the crimson petal op. 3/2
Weep no more, sad fountains op. 12/1
Go, lovely rose op. 24/3
Fair house of joy op.12/7

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)                                  
Chansons de Don Quichotte             
Chanson du depart de Don Quichotte             
Chanson à Dulcinée                                 
Chanson du Duc                                                  
Chanson de la mort de Don Quichotte

Selection of Arias from “ Bad Boys” in Opera

Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Bryn Terfel, Bassbariton
Malcom Martineau, Klavier

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Die beiden Grenadiere op. 49/1
Widmung op. 25/1
Du bist wie eine Blume op. 25/24
Mein Wagen rollet langsam op. 142/4

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Liebesbtoschaft D957                  
Litanei D343                      
Auf dem wasser zu singen Op.72           
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D583                                          

John Ireland (1879-1962)
Sea-Fever
Vagabond
The bells of San Marie

Frederick Keel (1871-1954)
Three salt-water ballads:
Port of many ships
Trade winds
Mother Carey

PAUSE

Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
Now sleeps the crimson petal op. 3/2
Weep no more, sad fountains op. 12/1
Go, lovely rose op. 24/3
Fair house of joy op.12/7

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)                                  
Chansons de Don Quichotte             
Chanson du depart de Don Quichotte             
Chanson à Dulcinée                                 
Chanson du Duc                                                  
Chanson de la mort de Don Quichotte

Selection of Arias from “ Bad Boys” in Opera

Holzhausenschlösschen, Frankfurt

Christiane Karg, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Cornelius Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy "...oder soll es Tod bedeuten?" (in einer Bearbeitung von Aribert Reimann)

Francis Poulenc
Trois poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin:
Le garcon de Liège, Au-delà, Aux officiers de la garde blanche

Fiancailles pour rire:
La dame d'André, Dans l'herbe, Il vole, Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant, Violon, Fleurs

Tu vois le feu du soir

Ernest Chausson Chanson perpétuelle für Sopran, Klavier und Streichquartett

Ludwig van Beethoven Streichquartett cis-Moll op. 131

St Marys’ Church, Tetbury

Ann Murray, mezzo soprano

Malcolm Martineau, piano

PURCELL:
Music for a while 
I attempt from love’s sickness 
Secrecy’s Song 
Fairest Isle
 
BRAHMS
Ständchen 
Wie Melodien 
Der Schmied 
Wir wandelten 
Dein blaues Auge
Meine Liebe ist Grün
 
FAURE
Le papillon et la fleur
Au bord de l'eau
Chanson d'amour
Aprés un rève 
Green                                                                                                 

GRANADOS
Maja Dolorosa no 1 
Maja Dolorosa no 2 
Maja Dolorosa no 3

BRITTEN A charm of lullabies 
HUGHES  I will walk with my love 
FRENCH Ach, I Dunno         
WEATHERLY Danny Boy 
FRENCH Phil the Fluther’s Ball
                             

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Dorothea Röschmann - sopraan
Malcolm Martineau - piano


Schubert - Heiss mich nicht reden, nr. 3 (uit 'Mignon Lieder', D 877)
Schubert - So lasst mich scheinen, nr. 4 (uit 'Mignon Lieder', D 877)
Schubert - Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, nr. 2 (uit 'Mignon Lieder', D 877)
Schubert - Kennst du das Land?, nr. 1 (uit 'Mignon Lieder', D 877)
Schubert - Nachtstück, D 672
Berg - Sieben frühe Lieder
R. Strauss - Die Nacht, nr. 3 (uit 'Acht Gedichte aus Letzte Blätter', op. 10)
R. Strauss - Morgen, nr. 4 (uit 'Vier Lieder', op. 27)
R. Strauss - Schlechtes Wetter, nr. 5 (uit 'Fünf kleine Lieder', op. 69)
R. Strauss - September, nr. 2 (uit 'Vier letzte Lieder', op. 150)
R. Strauss - Befreit, nr. 4 (uit 'Fünf Lieder', op. 39)
Wolf - Heiss mich nicht reden, nr. 1 (uit 'Mignon Lieder')
Wolf - Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, nr. 2 (uit 'Mignon Lieder')
Wolf - So lasst mich scheinen, nr. 3 (uit 'Mignon Lieder')
Wolf - Kennst du das Land?, nr. 4 (uit 'Mignon Lieder')

Barbican Hall, London

Elīna Garanča mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Martineau piano


Schumann
'Widmung', Op 25, No 1
'Der Nussbaum', Op 25, No 3
'Jemand', Op 25, No 4
'Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling I', Op 25, No 11
'Lieder der Braut aus dem Liebesfrühling II', Op 25, No 12
'Frauenliebe und leben', Op 42
Seit ich ihn gesehen
Er, der Herrlichste von allen
Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben
Du Ring an meinem Finger
Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
Süsser Freund, du blickest
An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan

Berg Sieben frühe Lieder
R Strauss
'Leises Lied', 5 Lieder, Op 39, No 1
'All mein’ Gedanken, mein Herz und mein Sinn', Op 21, No 1
'Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden', Op 21, No 3
'Meinem Kinde', Op 37, No 3
'Allerseelen', Op 10, No 8
'Heimliche Aufforderung', Op 27, No 3

Peterhouse Theatre, Cambridge

Christiane Karg, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano


Clara Schumann, Er ist gekommen, Liebeszauber, Sie liebten sich beide, Liebest du um Schönheit

Robert Schumann, Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42

and selected Brahms Lieder

Wigmore Hall, London

Florian Boesch, baritone
Malcolm Martineau, piano


Liszt
    Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam
    Es muss ein Wunderbares sein
    O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst
    Die Loreley
    Vergiftet sind meine Lieder
    Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh

Strauss
    Breit über mein Haupt dein schwarzes Haar
    All' mein Gedanken
    Die Nacht
    Ruhe, meine Seele
    Allerseelen

Schubert
    Der Tod und das Mädchen
    Lachen und Weinen
    An die Musik
    Widerspruch
    An mein Herz
    Nachtviolen
    Der Wanderer
    Meeres Stille
    Abschied
    Strophe aus 'Die Götter Griechenlands'

Wigmore Hall, London

The Prince Consort
Anna Leese soprano
Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples tenor
Philip Smith baritone
Alisdair Hogarth
artistic director, piano

Malcolm Martineau
piano
Programme
Schumann
Spanisches Liederspiel
Songs from Myrthen
Songs from Lieder-Album für die Jugend
Spanische Liebeslieder

Wigmore Hall, London

Christiane Karg, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano


Robert Schumann
Widmung from Myrthen

Clara Schumann
    Er ist gekommen
    Liebeszauber
    Sie liebten sich beide
    Liebst du um Schönheit

Robert Schumann
    Frauenliebe und -leben
    Die Löwenbraut

Brahms
    Von ewiger Liebe
    Auf dem See
    Meine Liebe ist grün
    O kühler Wald
    Lerchengesang
    Wir wandelten
    Feldeinsamkeit
    Mondnacht

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Press

Heimlische Aufförderung

Christiane Karg; Berlin Classics

The enraptured unfurling of sound in Malcolm Martineau's piano introduction creates dappled light for Christiane Karg's long, warm-breathed phrasing in Das Rosenband, a radiant start to this recital....Karg's Ophelia Songs are moving in their bleached, waif-like tones, their distracted volatility nicely recreated in the fingers of Martineau. Hilary Finch, BBC Music Magazine August 2014
This is a great disc from a wonderful singer, but is the greater for the exquisitely-sensitive pianism of Malcolm Martineau, whose dynamic shading and heart-stopping timing lie at the core of these magical performances and re-define the words "accompaniment" and "collaboration". Michael Tumelty, The Herald, 13th July 2014

Dorothea Röschmann

Wigmore Hall

After the interval came four ravishingly coloured Strauss songs, with Morgen's "speechless silence of bliss" exquisitely rendered by Malcolm Martineau in the postlude. Then came Hugo Wolf's Mignon lieder, the waves emanating from Martineau's piano alternately battering and lapping gently against the melody's dolorous contours in Kennst du das Land.

Röschmann's gorgeously tempered soprano can fill the Wigmore Hall with ease...But it was the consummate artistry of both singer and pianist that made this recital such joy, and pain, to behold.
Guy Dammann, The Guardian, 11th June 2014

Duparc

Songlives

Wigmore Hall

Malcolm Martineau did marvels with the quasi-orchestral piano accompaniments, from the rippling arpeggios of L'Invitation to the tempestuous seascape of La Vague et la Cloche, complete with crashing waves and clanging bell. Barry Millington, Evening Standard, 24th April 2014
Songlives is the Wigmore Hall concert series dreamt up by lieder supremo Malcolm Martineau to explore a composer’s whole life, chronologically, through his output...Kudos to Martineau for a small but perfectly balanced selection, and he relished Duparc’s rich piano lines... Neil Fisher, The Times, 25th April 2014
Buoyed by Malcolm Martineau’s piano playing... Hannah Nepil, Financial Times, 24th April 2014
Hearing Duparc done on a large-ish scale is to be reminded of just how Wagnerian he is (Elégie is straight out of Tristan und Isolde), a point also emphasised by Martineau's big-boned, intensely lyrical playing. Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 24th April 2014

The complete songs of Poulenc: Vol.4

Signum

...and in this fourth volume his piano-playing continues to lend a keen and characterful edge to the various musical pictures that Poulenc creates... The rhythmic teases of the Poèmes de Ronsard are cunningly negotiated by Martineau... Geoffrey Norris, Gramophone, February 2014

Recital with Simon Keenlyside

Barbican Centre

Martineau's understated virtuosity was most obvious in the Wolf songs that opened the second half, their multiple ambiguities conveyed by both performers without any hint of preciousness or emotional artifice. There was superb pianism, too, in the Schubert and especially Brahms sequences, in which Keenlyside's concern with searching out meanings that other singers overlook was perfectly matched by insights from his keyboard partner. George Hall, The Guardian, 19th December 2013
Most important, he sings the poetry as if every word matters, whether in English or German, and with Malcolm Martineau as the subtlest of accompanists, there was plenty of light and shade among the prevailing gloom. Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 19th December 2013

Schubert

Die schöne Müllerin

Florian Boesch; Onyx

...an exceptionally vivid and dramatic account of the cycle, full of fierce anger and tenderness...thanks to the natural brightness of Boesch's voice and the sensitivity and subtlety of Malcolm Martineau's outstanding piano playing. The Sunday Times, 24th November 2013
...with Malcolm Martineau energetically complicit, Boesch presents a robust young wanderer, his voice relaxed and comfortably focused enough to leave the minutiae of emphasis and expressive nuance to Martineau's fingers. BBC Music Magazine, February 2014

As You Like It

Nicky Spence; Resonus

...Martineau give[s] equally affecting performances while communicating a real ink-still-wet-on-the-page vitality. Robert Levett, International Record Review, May 2013

Lieder for the turn of a century

Champs Hill Records

Accompanied with panache by Malcolm Martineau...a judicious mix of not-too-brash bravado and playful sensuality makes this performance just the ticket.

Richard Fairman, Gramophone, March 2013

Virgins, Vixens and Viragos

Onyx

Abetted by Malcolm Martineau's richly coloured playing...Graham and Martineau catch the sensuality of the opening song without traducing the composer's request for simplicity, and perfectly judge the mix of aristocratic refinement and Monmartre cabaret languor in 'Violin'. 'Il vole' (the fiendish keyboard part brilliantly despatched by Martineau)...

Richard Wigmore, Gramophone, March 2013

Canciones espanolas

Hyperion Recording

Soprano Sylvia Schwartz's reputation as a rising star is confirmed by her Hyperion debut album, a programme of songs from her native Spain, finely accompanied by Malcolm Martineau. Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 7th February 2013

The mixture is perfect for this programme of Spanish songs, some barely a minute long, all beautifully characterised by the soprano and her accompanist Malcolm Martineau. 

Anna Picard, The Independent, 3rd March 2013
Schwartz shows a wonderful voice, warm responsiveness to the texts and perfectly idiomatic Spanish...Martineau is, as ever, the perfect collaborator Classical Music Magazine, April 2013

Recordings

Heimliche Aufförderung

Christiane Karg, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Richard STRAUSS: Lieder

Original Release Date: 14 Mar 2014
Label: Berlin Classics
Copyright: 2014 Edel Germany GmbH
Total Length: 1:12:13
ASIN: B00IIZVNTQ
BR-KLASSIK