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Teddy Tahu Rhodes


ARIA Award-winning bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes turns his talents to the songs of Mahler in his latest disc for ABC Classics.

The rich colours of Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ voice bring alive the intense moods of Mahler’s music, from earthy, folk-inspired love songs to the aching agony of loss and grief, and transcendent visions of spiritual peace. Llike his vast symphonies, which Mahler believed should be ‘like the world’ and contain everything, these songs embrace the full range of human emotions, distilled into the pure essence of the voice.

Equally at home on the opera stage and in the concert hall, Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the perfect singer to respond to both the drama and the eloquent beauty of Mahler’s music.

Track Listing:

1. Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft (I breathed a gentle fragrance)
2. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder! (Don’t look inside my songs!)
3. Um Mitternacht (At midnight)
4. Liebst du um Schönheit (If your love is for beauty)
5. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (I have become lost to the world)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Marko Letonja conductor

6. Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald (I went joyfully through the green woods)

7. Aus! Aus! (Out! Out!)

8. Nicht wiedersehen! (Never to see you again!)

9. Winterlied (Winter Song)

Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children)
10. Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n (The sun is about to rise so brightly)
11. Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen (Now I see why your eyes flashed such dark flames)
12. Wenn dein Mütterlein tritt zur Tür herein (When your dear mother comes in)
13. Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen (I often think they’ve just gone out)
14. In diesem Wetter! (In this weather!)
Sharolyn Kimmorley piano

Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone

The Huntington Estate Music Festival is one of the brightest stars in Australia’s musical firmament. For three decades, it has been bringing together top-flight musicians from around the country and around the world to present a breathtaking array of chamber music masterpieces, both iconic favourites and delicious new discoveries. Presented by the Huntington Estate Winery in association with Musica Viva Australia, and held in the winery’s Barrel Room, one of the most remarkable and surprising music venues in the world, the Festival is a delight to audiences and musicians alike.After 30 stellar years of exceptional music-making, however, the 2019 Festival will be the last, with Huntington Estate owners Tim and Nicky Stevens reluctantly deciding that their grapes – and their young family – must come first. To mark this significant occasion, ABC Classic is proud to delve into its broadcast archives to present this selection of some of the Festival’s most memorable performances across a typically diverse and intriguing range of repertoire: from Schubert and Dvořák to Bach’s astonishing eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann and Australian composers Ross Edwards and Ian Munro.It was Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra who began the Festival and established it as a serious contender on the world stage – and the hottest concert tickets in the country! This album includes superb three recordings from those early years: music of Mendelssohn, Brahms and Percy Grainger.In 2006, the ACO passed the baton to Musica Viva and Artistic Director Carl Vine, opening up the Festival’s artist roster to an extraordinary range of musicians, both local and international. From among the literally hundreds of thrilling performances, this album features New York-based Australian pianist Andrea Lam, Russian-Armenian clarinettist Narek Arutyunian, the rich bass-baritone of Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Vienna’s acclaimed Eggner Trio, along with regular Festival guests the Goldner String Quartet and the rising stars of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) Chamber Orchestra.…/2The CD of this compilation is available exclusively at the Festival itself, but for all those who can’t make the trip to Mudgee, ABC Classic is releasing the full album as a digital album, for download and streaming, so that audiences all around the world can share in the celebration. TRACKLISTING  1     MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’: II. Vivace non troppo2     BRAHMS arr. ANGERER Chorale Prelude ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’3     GRAINGER Blithe Bells       Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti director (2002 / 2004)        SCHUBERT4     An die Musik (To Music)5     Erlkönig (The Erl-King)6     Die Forelle (The Trout)7     Die Taubenpost (Pigeon Post) from Schwanengesang       Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass-baritone, Kristian Chong piano (2007)        WF BACH Sinfonia in F major ‘Dissonant’8     I. Vivace9     II. Andante10   III. Vivace11   IV. Menuetto I & II       ANAM Chamber Orchestra, Paul Wright violin / conductor (2010)      12   ROSS EDWARDS String Quartet No. 2 ‘Shekina Fantasy’:       I. Allegro moderato       Goldner String Quartet (2010)        MENDELSSOHN13   Song without Words Op. 67 No. 2 – Allegro leggiero14   Song without Words Op. 85 No. 4 – Andante sostenuto       Andrea Lam piano (2012) 15   WEBER Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major: II. Fantasia       Narek Arutyunian clarinet, Australian String Quartet (2012)        MUNRO Piano Trio No. 2 ‘Book of Lullabies’ – Excerpts16   II. Lullaby in Edo17   III. Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi18   IV. Skye Boat Song       Dimity Hall violin, Julian Smiles cello, Ian Munro piano (2013) 19   DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No. 1: II. Adagio molto e mesto       Eggner Trio (2015)