Original Masters: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Early Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Is this nine-disc set of the early Deutsche Grammophon recordings of great German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau for everyone? No, with mostly antique sound and more often than not recherché repertoire, it's for the hardcore Fischer-Dieskau fan only. Will the hardcore fan enjoy it? Yes, with transfixing performances of the master at the peak of his young powers, hardcore Fischer-Dieskau fans will absolutely and thoroughly enjoy this set. How could they not? The set includes his devastating 1949 debut recording of Brahms' "Vier ernste Gesänge," his astounding 1950 recording of Bach's "Ich habe genug Cantata," his ardent 1957 recording of Schumann's "Dichterliebe," his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Is this nine-disc set of the early Deutsche Grammophon recordings of great German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau for everyone? No, with mostly antique sound and more often than not recherché repertoire, it's for the hardcore Fischer-Dieskau fan only. Will the hardcore fan enjoy it? Yes, with transfixing performances of the master at the peak of his young powers, hardcore Fischer-Dieskau fans will absolutely and thoroughly enjoy this set. How could they not? The set includes his devastating 1949 debut recording of Brahms' "Vier ernste Gesänge," his astounding 1950 recording of Bach's "Ich habe genug Cantata," his ardent 1957 recording of Schumann's "Dichterliebe," his stupendous 1956 recording of Gluck's "Orpheus und Eurydice," and his passionate 1956 recording of Henze's "Fünf neopolitanische Lieder," his convincing 1974 recording of Meyerbeer's lieder, and his compelling 1960 recording of 23 early settings of Goethe's poetry by composers including Zelter, Neefe, von Preussen, von Sechendorff, and a very youthful Richard Wagner, plus a nearly hour-long interview from 1960 in which Fischer-Dieskau discusses everything from his childhood to his views on the responsibilities of the performing artist. While anyone but a hardcore Fischer-Dieskau fan should start with his later recordings of Brahms, Schumann, Bach, and, above all, Schubert, any hardcore fan will have to hear these performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947752707
  • Catalog Number: 000480502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cantata No. 56, "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen," BWV 56 (BC A146) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (21:13)
  2. 2 Cantata No. 82, "Ich habe genug," BWV 82 (BC A169) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (21:10)
  3. 3 Cantata No. 4, "Christ lag in Todes Banden," BWV 4 (BCA 54): 6. Versus 5 (Bass): "Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm - Johann Sebastian Bach & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (4:31)
  4. 4 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: No. 2 Aria "Presti omai l'egizia terra" - George Frideric Handel & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:12)
  5. 5 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: No. 9 Aria "Non è sì vago e bello" - George Frideric Handel & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:58)
  6. 6 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: No. 14 Aria: "Va tacito e nascosto" - George Frideric Handel & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:27)
  7. 7 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: No. 33 Accompagnato and Aria: "Dall'ondoso perigli - George Frideric Handel & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (9:31)
  8. 8 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: No. 34 Aria: "Quel torrente che cade dal monte" - George Frideric Handel & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (4:23)
  9. 9 Vier ernste Gesänge (4), for voice & piano (Four Serious Songs), Op. 121 - Johannes Brahms & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (18:36)
  10. 10 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 4. Gesegnet sei, durch den die Welt entstund - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1:54)
  11. 11 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 5. Selig ihr Blinden - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2:11)
  12. 12 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 7. Der Mond hat eine schwere Klag' erhoben - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2:33)
  13. 13 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 8. Nun lass uns Frieden schließen - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2:10)
  14. 14 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 13. Hoffärtig seid Ihr, schönes Kind - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (0:45)
  15. 15 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 14. Geselle, woll'n wir uns in Kutten hüllen - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2:23)
  16. 16 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 17. Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2:08)
  17. 17 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 18. Heb auf dein blondes Haupt - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2:15)
  18. 18 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 22. Ein Ständchen euch zu bringen - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1:19)
  19. 19 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 23. Was für ein Lied - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2:11)
  20. 20 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 33. Sterb' ich, so hüllt in Blumen - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2:58)
  21. 21 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 34. Und steht ihr früh am Morgen auf - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (3:10)
  22. 22 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 35. Benedeit die sel'ge Mutter - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (4:24)
  23. 23 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 37. Wie viele Zeit verlor ich - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1:43)
  24. 24 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 41. Heut' Nacht erhob ich mich - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1:45)
  25. 25 Italienisches Liederbuch (Books 1 & 2), for voice & piano: 42. Nicht länger kann ich singen - Hugo Wolf & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1:31)
  26. 26 Falstaff, opera: "Brav, alter Hans" ("Va', vecchio John", Act 2, Pa - Giuseppe Verdi & Ferenc Fricsay (17:52)
  27. 27 Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: Ego sum abbas - Carl Orff & Ferenc Fricsay (1:39)
  28. 28 Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: Estuans interius - Carl Orff & Ferenc Fricsay (2:13)
  29. 29 Carmina Burana, scenic cantata for soloists, choruses & orchestra: Tempus est iocundum - Carl Orff & Ferenc Fricsay (2:18)
  30. 30 Dichterliebe, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 48 - Robert Schumann & Jörg Demus (29:26)
  31. 31 Freisinn ("Lasst mich nur auf meinem Sattel gelten!"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/2 - Robert Schumann & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1:12)
  32. 32 Schneeglöckchen ("Der Schnee, der gestern noch in Flökchen"), song for voice & piano (Lieder-Album für die Jugend), Op. 79/26 - Robert Schumann & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1:23)
  33. 33 Ständchen ("Komm' in die stille Nacht ..."), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/2 - Robert Schumann & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1:39)
  34. 34 Venetianische Lied I ("Leis' rudern hin"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/17 - Thomas Moore & Robert Schumann (1:27)
  35. 35 Venetianische Lied II ("Wenn durch die Piazzetta die Abendluft weht"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/18 - Thomas Moore & Robert Schumann (1:34)
  36. 36 Des Sennen Abschied ("Ihr Matten lebt wohl! Ihr sonnigen Weiden!"), song for voice & piano (Lieder-Album für die Jugend), Op. 79/22 - Robert Schumann & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1:43)
  37. 37 Talismane ("Gottes ist der Orient"), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/8 - Robert Schumann & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2:11)
  38. 38 Songs (12) for voice & piano, Op. 35 - Robert Schumann & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (35:15)
  39. 39 Romances (15) from Tieck's "Die schöne Magelone" for voice & piano, Op. 33 - Jörg Demus & Johannes Brahms (55:16)
  40. 40 Sommerabend ("Dämmernd liegt der Sommerabend"), song for voice & piano, Op. 85/1 - Jörg Demus & Johannes Brahms (2:42)
  41. 41 Mondenschein ("Nacht liegt auf dem fremden Wegen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 85/2 - Jörg Demus & Johannes Brahms (2:22)
  42. 42 Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze! ("Die Wellen blinken"), song for voice & piano, Op. 71/1 - Jörg Demus & Johannes Brahms (1:48)
  43. 43 Meerfahrt ("Mein Liebchen, wir sassen beisammen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 96/4 - Jörg Demus & Johannes Brahms (3:00)
  44. 44 Es schauen die blumen, song for voice & piano, Op. 96/3 - Jörg Demus & Johannes Brahms (1:00)
  45. 45 Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht, song for voice & piano, Op. 96/1 - Jörg Demus & Johannes Brahms (3:28)
  46. 46 Neapolitan Lieder (5), for baritone & small orchestra - Hans Werner Henze & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (16:33)
  47. 47 The Creation, for medium voice & orchestra - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt & Wolfgang Fortner (17:28)
  48. 48 Monologes (6) aus Jedermann, for alto (or baritone) & piano (or orchestra) - Frank Martin & Frank Martin (20:57)
  49. 49 Der Sturm, excerpts (3) from the opera for baritone & orchestra - Frank Martin & Frank Martin (21:32)
  50. 50 Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30 - Ferenc Fricsay & Christoph Willibald Gluck (93:46)
  51. 51 Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Act 2, Scene 2: Couplet: "Votre toast, je peux vou - Georges Bizet & Ferenc Fricsay (4:30)
  52. 52 Faust, opera: Act 2. Invocation: "Avant de quitter ces lieux" - Ferenc Fricsay & Charles Gounod (3:48)
  53. 53 Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Scene 1: Recitative and Aria: "L'orage s'es - Georges Bizet & Ferenc Fricsay (6:38)
  54. 54 Guillaume Tell (William Tell), opera: Act 3, Scene 3: Aria: "Resta immobile" - Gioachino Rossini & Ferenc Fricsay (3:09)
  55. 55 La forza del destino, opera: Act 3, Scene 2: Scena and Aria: "Morir! Tremenda c - Giuseppe Verdi & Ferenc Fricsay (8:00)
  56. 56 La Traviata, opera: Act 2, Scene 7: Aria: "di Provenza il mar" - Giuseppe Verdi & Ferenc Fricsay (4:44)
  57. 57 Andrea Chénier, opera: Act 3: Recitative and Aria: "Nemico della patria?! - Ferenc Fricsay & Umberto Giordano (5:17)
  58. 58 Pagliacci, opera: Prologue: "Si può? Signore!" - Ferenc Fricsay & Ruggero Leoncavallo (8:08)
  59. 59 Menschenfeindlich, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Michael Beer (2:19)
  60. 60 Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen (De ma première amie), song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (1:01)
  61. 61 Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (2:21)
  62. 62 Komm du schönes Fischermädchen (Guide au bord), song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (2:02)
  63. 63 Der Garten des Herzens, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (0:53)
  64. 64 Le Poète mourant, elegy for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (8:35)
  65. 65 Ständchen, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (3:25)
  66. 66 Die Rosenblätter, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (1:19)
  67. 67 Sonntagslied, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (5:32)
  68. 68 Sie und ich, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (2:47)
  69. 69 Sicilienne, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (3:48)
  70. 70 Cantique du trappiste, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Karl Engel (6:24)
  71. 71 Scirocco, song for voice & piano - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Michael Beer (1:30)
  72. 72 Lied des venezianischen Gondoliers, song for voice & piano ("Mina") - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Michael Beer (1:52)
  73. 73 Gott for voice & piano/harp - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (2:33)
  74. 74 Beherzigung ("Feiger Gedanken"), song for voice & piano - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1:03)
  75. 75 Die schöne Nacht for voice & piano/harp - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (2:10)
  76. 76 Alexis und Dora for voice & piano/harp: Einziger Augenblick - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1:50)
  77. 77 Einschränkung, song for voice & piano - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1:34)
  78. 78 Mut ("Sorglos überdie Fläche weg"), song for voice & piano - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (0:45)
  79. 79 Harzreise im Winter for voice & piano/harp - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (2:34)
  80. 80 An Lotte, song for voice & piano - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1:44)
  81. 81 Euphrosyne for voice & piano/harp - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (3:09)
  82. 82 Rastlose Liebe for voice & piano - Carl Friedrich Zelter & Jörg Demus (2:00)
  83. 83 Um Mitternacht, for voice & piano - Carl Friedrich Zelter & Jörg Demus (3:27)
  84. 84 Gleich und gleich, for voice & piano - Carl Friedrich Zelter & Jörg Demus (1:42)
  85. 85 Wo geht's Liebchen, for voice & piano ("Mailied") - Carl Friedrich Zelter & Jörg Demus (1:25)
  86. 86 Auf dem Land und in der Stadt, for voice & piano - Anna Amalia von Sachsen-Weimar & Jörg Demus (1:56)
  87. 87 Sie scheinen zu spielen, song for voice & piano - Anna Amelia Von Preussen & Jörg Demus (1:38)
  88. 88 Romanze, song for voice & piano - Jörg Demus & Siegmund von Seckendorff (4:09)
  89. 89 Serenade, song for voice & piano - Christian Gottlob Neefe & Jörg Demus (1:15)
  90. 90 Mit Mädeln sich vertragen, aria for bass & orchestra WoO 90 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Jörg Demus (2:58)
  91. 91 Ein Bettler vor dem Tor, for voice & piano - Conradin Kreutzer & Jörg Demus (1:27)
  92. 92 Zur Logenfeier, song for voice & piano ("Zwischengesang") - Jörg Demus & Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1:50)
  93. 93 Aus Faust, song for voice & piano - Bettina Brentano & Jörg Demus (1:11)
  94. 94 Faust lieder (7), for voice & piano, WWV 15 (Op. 5): Lied des Mephistopheles - Richard Wagner & Jörg Demus (0:44)
  95. 95 Faust lieder (7), for voice & piano, WWV 15 (Op. 5): Branders Lied - Richard Wagner & Jörg Demus (1:29)
  96. 96 Sonnets by Francesco Petrarca: Canzon, s'al dolce loco la donna nostra vedi - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1:22)
  97. 97 Sonnets by Francesco Petrarca: Erano i capei d'oro - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1:22)
  98. 98 Sonnets by Francesco Petrarca: O poggi, o valli, o fiume, o selve, o campi - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1:26)
  99. 99 Sonnets by Francesco Petrarca: Più volte già dal bel sembiante umano - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1:24)
  100. 100 Sonnets by Francesco Petrarca: Di tempo in tempo mi si fa men dura - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1:51)
  101. 101 Sonnets by Francesco Petrarca: Or ch 'l ciel e la terra, e 'l vento tace - Jörg Demus & Johann Friedrich Reichardt (4:27)
  102. 102 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: A life retold - Spoken Word & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (59:28)
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