Arabesque Records Announces New Release for 2013:
In honor of 100th anniversary of the death of Erich J. Wolff (d. 1913), Arabesque Records announces the release of a new recording: “Michelangelo Cycle and Selected Songs” (CD Z6853) performed by the internationally known recording artist, baritone Steven Kimbrough. His distinguished performing and recording career spans operatic, musical theater, concert, art and folk song repertory performed and recorded throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Twice his recordings of arts songs have been nominated as “Best Vocal Recording of the Year.”
The “Michelangelo Cycle” and many other songs appear on this recording for the very first time. Wolff, born in Vienna in 1874, composed over 180 songs and was perhaps better known internationally than in his own country. Since 2009, there has been a revival of interest in his compositions evidenced by a number of recordings.
Steven Kimbrough is well known for his first recordings of composers of the turn-of-thecentury Viennese school: first recordings of the songs of Franz Schreker, Alexander Zemlinsky and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. He has also recorded the songs of Karl Weigl, Arnold Schšnberg, Wilhelm Kienzl, as well as Kurt Weill and Heinrich Marschner. The distinguished accompanist, Dalton Baldwin, has collaborated with Kimbrough on many of these recordings.