VIVAT112

Decades: A Century of Song – Volume 1 (1810-1820)

Michael Schade tenor
Sylvia Schwartz soprano
Lorna Anderson soprano
Ann Murray mezzo-soprano
Florian Boesch baritone
Malcolm Martineau piano

“Tenor Michael Schade is outstanding”
(The Financial Times)

“All the performances are exemplary”
(Planet Hugill)

“An impressive start to what looks likely to be an exciting series”
(The Classical Reviewer)

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VIVAT114

Decades: A Century of Song – Volume 2 (1820-1830)

John Mark Ainsley tenor
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Christopher Maltman baritone
Anush Hovhannisyan soprano
Robin Tritschler tenor
Luis Gomes tenor
Malcolm Martineau piano

“Beguiling and deliciously nuanced”
(The Scotsman)

“Thrillingly caught by the flame-toned Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan … Sarah Connolly’s deliriously impassioned singing”
(Gramophone)

“Malcolm Martineau is superb, technically immaculate and consistently imaginative”
(BBC Music Magazine)

“A perceptively assembled and uncommonly interesting survey of art songs”
(MusicWeb International)

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VIVAT116

Decades: A Century of Song – Volume 3 (1830-1840)

Soraya Mafi soprano
Lorna Anderson soprano
Angelika Kirchschlager mezzo-soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Alexey Gusev baritone
Malcolm Martineau piano

“First-rate … make you want to hear these songs, many of them rarities, as a matter of urgency”
Editor’s Choice
(Gramophone)

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