Egils Siliņš performs lieder on latest album

Famed Latvian bass-baritone Egils Siliņš has released his latest album, Schubert und Strauss Lieder, featuring solo performances of songs by Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss, accompanied on piano by Helmut Deutsch.

The performance, recorded live at the Baltais flīģelis concert hall in Sigulda on December 20, 2011, also includes two Latvian songs, ‘Glāsts’ by Jānis Mediņš and ‘Brīnos es’ by Alfrēds Kalniņš.

Siliņš, perhaps the best known Latvian opera singer, was the first singer from the Latvian Opera to perform at La Scala in Milan, the Vienna Staatsoper, and at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Siliņš repertoire includes more than 90 roles, and he has performed in opera houses all over the world. He will be performing the role of Wotan in the Wagner operas Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at the Opéra National de Paris in February and March.

Helmut Deutsch has worked with dozens of renowned singers throughout his career and is currently a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
For further information, please visit Egils Siliņš’ website at and the website of the Baltais flīģelis concert hall at

Track listing:

1. Die Taubenpost – Franz Schubert

2. Der Wanderer – Franz Schubert

3. Das Fischermädchen – Franz Schubert

4. Nachstück Gedicht – Franz Schubert

5. Der Strom – Franz Schubert

6. Der Wanderer an den Mond – Franz Schubert

7. Der Tod un das Mädchen – Franz Schubert

8. Prometheus – Franz Schubert

9. Am Bach im Frühling – Franz Schubert

10. Litanei – Franz Schubert

11. Liebesbotschaft – Franz Schubert

12. Sei mir gegrüsst – Franz Schubert

13. Erlkönig – Franz Schubert

14. Heimliche Aufforderung – Richard Strauss

15. Zueignung – Richard Strauss

16. Ach wen mir, uglückhaftem Mann – Richard Strauss

17. Ich liebe dich – Richard Strauss

18. Glāsts – Jānis Mediņš

19. Brīnos es – Alfrēds Kalniņš


Egils Kaljo is an American-born Latvian from the New York area . Kaljo began listening to Latvian music as soon as he was able to put a record on a record player, and still has old Bellacord 78 rpm records lying around somewhere.

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