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Irwin Gage

Located in Germany, American pianist Irwin Gage is becoming among the best-known piano accompanists for German and additional lieder singers. His dad was Hungarian and his mom Russian. On the School of Michigan and Yale School, he examined piano, musicology, and books. He discovered himself creating a particular curiosity about art melody, which led him to keep his research in Vienna, where he went to the Akademie für Musik. There his instructors had been Hilde Lang-Rulh and Erik Werba. He also acquired personal consultations with Otto Erich Deutsch and Helene Berg. To reinforce his understanding of France vocal books he examined in Paris with Pierre Bernac, the fantastic vocalist and associate of composer Francis Poulenc. He produced a debut in Vienna in 1973 as soloist using the Vienna Philharmonic executed by Claudio Abbado and sometimes does play single performances. Nevertheless, he provides found the best demand for his abilities as an accompanist. Among the internationally well-known vocal artists who’ve requested him because of their recitals are Arleen Auger, Francisco Araiza, Peter Schreier, René Kollo, Lucia Popp, François Le Roux, Jessye Norman, Gundula Janowitz, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Cheryl Studer, Cornelia Kallisch, Tom Krause, and Julie Kaufmann. Gage also offers a strong desire for continuing the fantastic custom of lieder recitals, and, consequently, pays close focus on emerging younger performers. It is regarded as an indicator of guarantee when Gage consents to seem with them completely recitals. Among these more youthful singers have already been Roman Trekel, Matthias Goerne, Dietrich Hanschel, Christine Schäfer, Christiane Oelze, Monika Bacelli, Michael Schade, Dagmar Peckova, and Kurt Streit. He’s a co-founder and regular participant in the “Freunde des Liedes” series, which, five instances a yr, presents several youthful singers. As well as the German-language lieder repertory (from Beethoven to Hindemith and beyond), he offers presented considerable concert series specialized in French and British tunes by such composers as Chausson, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, and recordings of tunes by Purcell, Ravel, Dvorák, Debussy, Milhaud, and Sibelius. He offers won several main documenting prizes, like the Grand Prix du Disque, the Deutschen Schallplattenpreis, the Edison Reward, as well as the Gramophone Reward. In 1979 he started teaching classes in lieder interpretation in the University or college of Züwealthy. He also conducts expert classes in European countries, Japan, as well as the U.S. In the documenting studio, he offers made observed recordings with Elly Ameling, Lucia Popp, Chistine Schäfer, Elisabeth Speiser, Cheryl Studer, Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, Tom Krause, René Kollo, Julie Kaufmann, Brigitte Fassbaender, and Gundula Janowitz. Over the Arcanta label he provides created two albums of Music without Tone of voice (Lieder ohne Stimme), offering Brahms and Schubert music performed as piano solos.

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