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Malcolm Martineau

Malcolm Martineau

Recognized as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, Malcolm Martineau has worked with many of the world's greatest singers.



Schumann & Mahler: Lieder
Schumann & Mahler: Lieder
Two of the greatest song cycles of the nineteenth century. 

CKD 511  

French Connections
French Connections
A recital featuring four of the 20th century’s best song writers, with pianist Malcolm Martineau. 

CKD 477  

Super Audio Collection Vol. 8
Super Audio Collection Vol. 8
Featuring Joe Stilgoe, Robin Ticciati, Claire Martin, Thomas Sondergard, Big Screen & Ingrid Fliter. 

AKP 537  

Brahms & Schumann: Lieder
Brahms & Schumann: Lieder
A fitting way to draw Dame Ann Murray's long and distinguished recording career to a close. 

CKD 443  

Malcolm Martineau piano

Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine's College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music. 

Recognized as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world's greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Della Jones, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joan Rodgers, Michael Schade, Frederica von Stade, Sarah Walker and Bryn Terfel.

He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh Festival. He has appeared throughout Europe including London's Wigmore Hall and the Barbican; La Scala, Milan; the Chatelet, Paris; the Liceu, Barcelona; Berlin's Philharmonie and Konzerthaus; Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and Vienna's Konzerthaus and Musikverein; North America including both New York's Alice Tully and Carnegie Halls; Australia including the Sydney Opera House and at the Aix en Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich and Salzburg Festivals.

Recording projects have included the complete Beethoven folk songs and Schubert, Schumann and English song recitals with Bryn Terfel; Schubert and Strauss recitals with Simon Keenlyside; recital recordings with Angela Gheorghiu, Barbara Bonney, Magdalena Kozena, Della Jones, Susan Bullock, Solveig Kringelborn , Amanda Roocroft and Christiane Karg; the complete Fauré songs with Sarah Walker and Tom Krause; the complete Britten folk songs; the complete Poulenc songs and Britten song cycles as well as Schubert's Winterreise with Florian Boesch.

He was a given an honorary doctorate at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2004, and appointed International Fellow of Accompaniment in 2009. Malcolm was the Artistic Director of the 2011 Leeds Lieder+ Festival.

La Libre Belgique
'...an exemplary recording due to its poetic, vocal and musical unity...Boesch's voice - powerful, full-bodied...[is] supported on the piano by the brilliant Martineau.'
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P2
CD of the Week: 'Florian Boesch, and the outstanding pianist Malcolm Martineau, use Mahler's piano version to re-interpret the songs in the most refined and precise manner.'
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BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
'...the way he goes from the virile nightly dialogue of “Waldesgesprach” so well characterised to the nocturnal hush and unearthly stillness of “Mondnacht” is extraordinary.'
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Opera Today
'...their Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen takes excellence to even greater levels.'
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Gramophone
'The profound sense of leave-taking in the final Wayfarer song draws some of the most coloristically subtle singing I’ve yet heard from Boesch.'


Classical Iconoclast
'Although I've heard dozens of performances over the last 40 years, this took my breath away.'
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The Sunday Times
'Florian Boesch sings with his usual subtlety...He's splendid in the Goethe songs, and in the Mahler...'
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Audiophile Sound
5 Stars
'...there is a sense of rapt concentration, acute emotional involvement and some of the most ravishing sounds you are ever likely to hear from a baritone.'
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Bay Area Reporter
'Not only does French Connection contain several brilliant song cycles, expertly performed, but it also introduces us to an artistic milieu that dominated Western Europe for over 30 years. Highly recommended.'
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Fanfare
'Everything about this release points to an urgent recommendation.'
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Opera News
'...this new recording is one of the best we have [of Berkeley's Five Poems].'
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BBC Music Magazine
'The music is full of life and colour...'
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Gramophone
'Ainsley is superb in finding and conveying the particular qualities that lend both Berkeley and Poulenc their musical identities...all delivered here beguilingly.'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'Britten's Holy Sonnets of John Donne go further, lacerating, consoling, intense.'
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Crescendo
4 Stars
« l'excellence de sa prononciation allemande jointe à une très fine sensibilité et à une remarquable diction soutenue par un souffle très bien conduit, un timbre clair, homogène nuancé jouant de facettes des plus ténues aux plus mordorées, donnent à ses enregistrements - à celui-ci notamment- une indéniable qualité, une richesse esthétique autant qu'émouvante. »
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Classica
5 Stars
«Qui craindrait qu'Ann Murray soit un peu courte pour de telles ambitions se trompe : la voix est ambrée, patinée et chaude... son [Martineau] piano anime le propos et le modèle avec un sens architectonique incontestable.»
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American Record Guide
'Murray sounds as good as ever, and Martineau is sublime. A fabulous program and worthy addition to your lieder collection.'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'Her Schumann selection begins with a touchingly delivered account of the Poems of Mary, Queen of Scots in which her artistic intelligence and commitment are as apparent as her skilful balance between words and notes.'
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MusicWeb International
'This fine singer leaves us with an excellent last recording which is completely up to the high standards of her distinguished career.'
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Diapson
« Murray touche par la sincérité de ses élans, sa générosité qui sied en particulier à Brahms. »
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Pizzicato
,,Das sind gelebte und erfühlte Aufführungen, von denen man sich gerne unterhalten lässt.''
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'...You heard Schumann's Poems of Mary Stuart, with which Ann Murray so memorably begins her valedictory recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau...If this is to be Ann Murray's farewell to us it's a lovely way to do it.'


Buffalo News
4 Stars
'This is a marvelous Lieder album.'
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McAlister Matheson Music
‘beautifully sung’


SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'This is the kind of disc which justifies the whole art of German Lieder and will provide many happy hours of listening.'
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