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Paradise by Schultz recording release



A recording of Andrew Schultz’s Paradise – Five Songs for soprano, cello and piano, Opus 95 (2013) has been given a digital recording release by the three outstanding performers who gave the work its premiere in Paris in August 2015: Felicitas Fuchs (soprano), Li-Wei Qin (cello) and Bernard Lanskey (piano). This new recording was made at NUS in Singapore in October 2015 with Zhou Xiaodong the recording’s engineer and producer. Paradise was a finalist in the 2016 Art Music Awards and Highly Commended in the 2016 Paul Lowin Awards and consists of settings of the composer’s own texts.

The recording is available for sale and streaming on all major digital platforms including i-Tunes, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube. The release date of the recording is 6 January 2017 and the catalog number is Sedition 8.

The text of the songs, program note and composer’s biography are available to download as a PDF from this link: paradise-text-program-note-biog.


Paradise in Paris


Andrew Schultz’s Paradise for soprano, cello and piano (2013) will have its world premiere at La Loingtaine in Paris on Sunday, 7 June 2015 at 5pm. The performance will be given by the three musicians for whom the work was written: German soprano Felicitas Fuchs; cello virtuoso Li-Wei Qin and  and well-travelled pianist Bernard Lanskey. The program also includes works by Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss – for full details and to obtain tickets, click here.

Thick glass catches light

then flashes and flames.

A slow rumble through space

is a deep throb then gone.

[Paradise, I. Suspended Earth]

Paradise is a setting of the composer’s own texts in five movements (I. Suspended Earth, II. Safety Glass, III. Child, who are you?, IV. Jigsaw, V. Almost Flight) and of about 20 minutes duration.  Paradise will also have its Australian premiere this year – Halcyon will perform the work in Sydney on Thursday, 17 September.  More details:

When you dreamed, as children often do,

of flying above the earth,

cool and still:

is this what you had in mind?

[Paradise, V. Almost Flight]

La Loingtaine concert: infos

Andrew Schultz: courte biographie

Stille Sprache digital recording release

Orpheus by Redon

Stille Sprache “opened up mightily impressive vistas. At times quite breathtaking in its scope, it was sometimes difficult to accept that such an expansive musical canvas was peopled by just three performers.”

[Marc Rochester, The Straits Times, 18 April 2011]

Stille Sprache (Language of Silence), Opus 81 by Andrew Schultz is a setting of three poems from the first part of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Die Sonette an Orpheus (The Sonnets of Orpheus) for soprano, violin and piano. Felicitas Fuchs (soprano), Qian Zhou (violin) and Bernard Lanskey (piano) recorded the work at the Studios of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore in 2013 (Zhou Xiaodong, audio engineer). The work was composed by Andrew Schultz in Sydney, Australia, in 2009 for the wonderful young German soprano Felicitas Fuchs who gave the work its premiere with French violinist Aki Saulière, and Australian pianist Bernard Lanskey at La Loingtaine in Paris in 2010. Felicitas has since performed it in England, Australia and Singapore and now presents it on this digital-only recording release with Bernard Lanskey and the brilliant Chinese violinist, Qian Zhou.

Stille Sprache has three movements:

1. Da stieg ein Baum, duration: 6 minutes 55 seconds

2. Nur wer die Leier schon hob, duration: 7 minutes 19 seconds

3. Ein Gott vermags, duration: 5 minutes 45 seconds

Click to download the recording booklet: Stille Sprache CD Text and Note

Read more about the composer: Andrew Schultz

Read more about the artists: Felicitas FuchsQian Zhou, and Bernard Lanskey.

Purchase on i-Tunes, Amazon and other digital platforms

Release date: 10 March 2014

Catalogue number: AW5016356

Hear and see a performance of the third movement of Stille Sprache on YouTube