Exclusively available on Apple Music this week, a series of music videos to accompany the release of Vienna: Fin de Siècle, Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw’s new recital album on Alpha Classics.
Film director: Elmer de Haas
Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw explore the roots of modern music with composers who went on to lead a musical revolution: Arnold Schoenberg, Hugo Wolf, Anton Webern, Alexander Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler and Alban Berg. Vienna: Fin de Siècle presents a vision of Vienna at the height of late Romanticism, when music was at its most lush and decadent, at the edge of tonality and full of voluptuous beauty. Featuring composers for whom text and song were inseparable, the album captures the rich and intense moment before the disruption of the harmonic language of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hannigan and de Leeuw have long championed the exquisite repertoire from this époque.