Mozart: Complete Songs

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
Mozart's songs usually appear in single-disc collections, for to fill out two discs to make up Mozart's "complete" songs, as is done on this Naxos release, requires the inclusion of peripheral items such as the mandolin version of "Die Zufriedenheit Was frag ich viel nach Geld und Gut, K. 349"; the very early "An die Freude, K. 53" which is not a setting of Schiller's poem; and Schubert's "Luisens Antwort, D. 319," which appears to quote part of Mozart's "Das Lied der Trennung, K. 519," and may represent an early instance of the genre known to country music listeners as the answer song. Yet each of these is interesting in its way. The line of the mandolin-accompanied ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
Mozart's songs usually appear in single-disc collections, for to fill out two discs to make up Mozart's "complete" songs, as is done on this Naxos release, requires the inclusion of peripheral items such as the mandolin version of "Die Zufriedenheit Was frag ich viel nach Geld und Gut, K. 349"; the very early "An die Freude, K. 53" which is not a setting of Schiller's poem; and Schubert's "Luisens Antwort, D. 319," which appears to quote part of Mozart's "Das Lied der Trennung, K. 519," and may represent an early instance of the genre known to country music listeners as the answer song. Yet each of these is interesting in its way. The line of the mandolin-accompanied song, for example, is slightly different from its keyboard-accompanied counterpart, showing Mozart's sensitivity to even very small musical details. And, as a recorded edition, this set has several things to recommend it. Dividing the music between a soprano and a tenor is helpful, for some of the songs have strong female or male perspectives and were connected with those perspectives in the circumstances of their compositions. The booklet notes give concise accounts of the origins of each song. And best of all, soprano Ruth Ziesak and tenor Lothar Odinius shift gears fluently among the various types of songs on display here: Masonic songs, total throwaways, and ambitious works like "Das Veilchen, K. 476," that anticipate Schubert are all given their appropriate weight, and, despite the use of a modern grand, the dimensions of the music are right. The texts are relegated to a .pdf file on the Naxos website, where they appear in German or French and English; irritating, but you will end up with larger print than you would with a booklet. A good choice for a complete Mozart shelf.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2008
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313290024
  • Catalog Number: 8557900-01
  • Sales rank: 277,496

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling ("Komm, lieber Mai"), song for voice & piano, K. 596 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:34)
  2. 2 Im Frühlingsanfang ("Erwacht zum neuen Leben"), song for voice & piano, K. 597 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (3:00)
  3. 3 Das Kinderspiel ("Wir Kinder, wir schmecken"), song for voice & piano, K. 598 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (1:48)
  4. 4 Lobgesang auf die feierliche Johannisloge ("O heiliges Band"), song for voice & piano, K. 148 (K. 125h) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:18)
  5. 5 Gesellenreise ("Die ihr einem neuen Grad"), song for voice & piano, K. 468 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:19)
  6. 6 Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt, cantata for voice & piano, K. 619 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (6:46)
  7. 7 Wie unglücklich bin ich nit, song for voice & piano, K. 147 (K. 125g) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (0:55)
  8. 8 Komm, liebe Zither, komm, song for voice & mandolin (or piano), K. 351 (K. 367b ) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Lothar Odinius (2:05)
  9. 9 Die Verschweigung ("Sobald Damötas Chloen sieht"), song for voice & piano, K. 518 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (4:12)
  10. 10 An Chloe ("Wenn die Lieb'"), song for voice & piano, K. 524 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:30)
  11. 11 Der Zauberer ("Ihr Mädchen"), song for voice & piano, K. 472 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:13)
  12. 12 Das Lied der Trennung ("Die Engel Gottes weinen"), song for voice & piano, K. 519 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (4:50)
  13. 13 Luisens Antwort ("Wohl weinen Gottes Engel"), song for voice & piano, D. 319 - Franz Schubert & Franz Schubert (3:09)
  14. 14 Die Betrogene Welt ("Der reiche Tor"), song for voice & piano, K. 474 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (3:15)
  15. 15 Als Luise die Briefe ("Erzeugt von heisser Phantasie"), song for voice & piano, K. 520 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Gabriele von Baumberg (1:39)
  16. 16 Lied der Freiheit ("Wer unter eines Mädchens Hand"), song for voice & piano, K. 506 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Aloys Blumauer (2:19)
  17. 17 Oiseaux, si tous les ans, song for voice & piano, K. 307 (K. 284d) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (1:30)
  18. 18 Dans un bois solitaire, song for voice & piano, K. 308 (K. 295b) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:51)
  19. 19 Ridente la calma, song for voice & piano, K. 152 (K. 210a) (spurious, by Myslivecek) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (3:16)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Die Zufriedenheit ("Was frag ich viel"), song for voice & piano (or mandolin), K. 349 (K. 367a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Johann Martin Miller (2:37)
  2. 2 Die Zufriedenheit ("Was frag ich viel"), song for voice & piano (or mandolin), K. 349 (K. 367a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (1:44)
  3. 3 An die Freude ("Freude, Königin der Weisen"), song for voice & piano, K. 53 (K. 47e) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:57)
  4. 4 Verdankt sei es dem Glanz der Grossen, song for voice & piano, K. 392 (K. 340a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:27)
  5. 5 An die Einsamkeit ("Sei du mein trost"), song for voice & piano, K. 391 (K. 340b) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:42)
  6. 6 An die Hoffnung ("Ich würd auf meinem Pfad"), song for voice & piano, K. 390 (K. 340c) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (1:58)
  7. 7 Die Zufriedenheit ("Wie sanft, wie ruhig"), song for voice & piano, K. 473 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:55)
  8. 8 Die Alte ("Zu meiner Zeit"), song for voice & piano, K. 517 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (3:17)
  9. 9 Die kleine Spinnerin ("Was spinnst du?"), song for voice & piano, K. 531 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:16)
  10. 10 Beim Auszug in das Feld ("Dem hohe Kaiser-Worte treu"), song for voice & piano, K. 552 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (1:42)
  11. 11–12 Sacred songs (2) for voice & piano, K. 343 (K. 336c) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (3:39)
  12. 12 Des kleinen Friedrichs Geburtstag ("Es war einmal"), song for voice & piano, K. 529 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:19)
  13. 13 Das Veilchen, song for voice & piano, K. 476 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (2:37)
  14. 14 Das Traumbild ("Wo bist du, Bild"), song for voice & piano, K. 530 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (3:56)
  15. 15 Abendempfindung an Laura ("Abend ist's"), song for voice & piano, K. 523 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (4:43)
  16. 16 Einsam bin ich, meine Liebe, song for voice & piano (fragment), K. Anh. 26 (K. 475a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ulrich Eisenlohr (1:08)
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Ulrich Eisenlohr Primary Artist
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