Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)
Leila Pfister, mezzo-soprano Hartmut Höll, piano
Leila Pfister, Mezzosopran / mezzo-soprano
Hartmut Höll, Klavier / piano
Ludwig Thuille was a comprehensively and multifariously educated musician: a composer, pianist, choir director, singer, music teacher (composition and piano) and music theorist.
For until a short time ago Ludwig Thuille was a shadowy figure encountering the reader of yellowed books. The reference to his historical importance as head of the ‘Munich School’ did not mean much, It is only Thuille’s correspondence with Richard Strauss that has kept his erstwhile significance alive. Signs of their friendship were the almost contemporaneous settings of specific poems. Campaigned for his Lieder, now, after the first release with Roman Trekel (Capriccio CD C5058) Hartmut Höll presenting an additional album with the mezzo-sopranist Leila Pfister of these unknown songs.