約瑟夫．布羅茨基：約翰．多恩的輓歌 Joseph Brodsky: Elegie an John Donne (CD) 【ECM】
In winter 2012/13, Viennese actor and voice artist Christian Reiner attracted much acclaim for his interpretation of Friedrich Hölderlin’s “Turmgedichten”. “Reiner is able to coax the music out of the words”, German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung attested, while the Süddeutsche Zeitung stated that “the recitation of the poems resembles a performance dedicated to the human voice as a solo instrument”. In his second recording for ECM New Series, Christian Reiner explores verses written by Russian-American poet and Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky (1940 – 1996). “Brodsky’s ‘Große Elegie an John Donne’ is, in my opinion, a masterwork in the history of poetry,” Reiner says. Brodsky’s early, famous long poem is heard here in a translation by Alexander Kaempfe and Heinrich Ost and another by Karl Dedecius. “We are very fortunate to have these two marvelous German adaptions,” Christian Reiner emphasizes. “Each of them inspired me to a unique way of speaking and a distinct rhythm.” Additionally, the recording features a selection of seven shorter poems written between 1958 and 1992, giving a broader impression of Brodsky’s multifaceted language. The album was produced by Manfred Eicher and German writer Wolf Wondratschek.
Christian Reiner - Sprecher
01. In memoriam Fedja Dobrowolskij
02. Strophen II, XI, XXIV, XXVII
03. Große Elegie für John Donne
04. Aus nirgendwo in Liebe
05. Der Polarforscher
07. Wir sahen damals abends dieses Ross
08. Für G.P.
09. Große Elegie an John Donne