Schubert: Austrian Contemporaries, Vol. 2

Schubert: Austrian Contemporaries, Vol. 2

by Detlef Roth
     
 

Here's something you don't see every day: an exciting album of obscure Schubert songs. Although it looks like just another volume of yet another complete edition (specifically, Vol. 17 of Naxos' Deutsche Schubert Lied Edition), this effort by baritone Detlef Roth and pianist Ulrich Eisenlohr, devoted entirely to songs on poems bySee more details below

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Here's something you don't see every day: an exciting album of obscure Schubert songs. Although it looks like just another volume of yet another complete edition (specifically, Vol. 17 of Naxos' Deutsche Schubert Lied Edition), this effort by baritone Detlef Roth and pianist Ulrich Eisenlohr, devoted entirely to songs on poems by Schubert's Austrian contemporaries, is anything but a dreary slog through the composer's lesser achievements. In fact, it's wonderful. Roth and Eisenlohr lavish a rare depth of commitment and musical imagination on these songs, creating rich moods, vivid characters, and many very beautiful moments. Certainly, not every song on the album is great, but every performance on it is; there isn't a dull track in the bunch. Roth's singing is warm, flexible, and clear, and he finds an impressive variety of inflection and color. Eisenlohr is even better at the piano; his instincts for pacing, articulation, and style are perfect, and he takes absolutely nothing for granted. Together, the two breathe life into phrases, and indeed entire songs that would seem uninspired in lesser hands. Aside from "Die Allmacht," one of Schubert's better-known religious songs, the only even mildly familiar titles on the album are the very substantial opener "Der Unglückliche," "Die abgeblühte Linde," and "An die Geliebte." Among the rarer items are Schubert's only spoken melodrama, "Abscheid," understatedly delivered over a delicately shaped accompaniment, and "Die Befreier Europas in Paris" -- a hymn in praise of peace and liberation, and a charming artifact of the early nineteenth century.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2004
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313217229
catalogNumber:
8557172
Rank:
249056

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Tracks

  1. Der Unglückliche ("Die Nacht bricht an"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 713 (Op. 87/1)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Caroline Pichler  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  2. Widerspruch ("Wenn ich durch Busch und Zweig..."), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 865 (Op. 105/1)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Anton Seidl  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  3. Glaube, Hoffnung und Liebe ("Glaube, Hoffe, Liebe!"), song for voice & piano, D. 955 (Op. 97)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Christoph Kuffner  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  4. Frohsinn ("Ich bin von lockerem Schlage"), song for voice & piano, D. 520  - Franz Schubert  - Ignaz Franz Castelli  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  5. Die abgeblühte Linde ("Wirst du halten"), song for voice & piano, D. 514 (Op. 7/1)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Ludwig von Széchényi  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  6. Der Flug der Zeit ("Es floh die Zeit"), song for voice & piano, D. 515 (Op. 7/2)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Ludwig von Széchényi  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  7. Das Heimweh ("Ach, der Gebirgssohn"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 851  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Johann Ladislav Pyrker  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  8. Die Allmacht ("Gross ist Jehovah"), song for voice & piano, D. 852 (Op. 79/2)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Johann Ladislav Pyrker  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  9. Labetrank der Liebe ("Wenn im Spiele leiser Töne"), song for voice & piano, D. 302  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Joseph Ludwig Stoll  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  10. An die Geliebte ("O, dass ich dir vom stillen Augen"), song for voice & piano, D. 303  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Joseph Ludwig Stoll  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  11. Vergebliche Liebe ("Ja, ich weiss es"), song for voice & piano, D. 177 (Op. posth. 173/3)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  12. Die Sterne ("Was funkelt ihr"), song for voice & piano, D. 176  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Johann Georg Fellinger  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  13. Die erste Liebe ("Die erste Liebe"), song for voice & piano, D. 182  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Johann Georg Fellinger  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  14. Lob des Tokayers ("O köstlicher Tokayer"), song for voice & piano, D. 248 (Op. posth. 118/4)  - Franz Schubert  - Gabriele von Baumberg  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  15. Der Zufriedene ("Zwar schuf das Glück"), song for voice & piano, D. 320  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Christian Ludwig Reissig  -  Ressig  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  16. Der Sänger am Felsen ("Klage, meine Flöte"), song for voice & piano, D. 482  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Caroline Pichler  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  17. Lied ("Ferne von der grossen Stadt"), song for voice & piano, D. 483  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Caroline Pichler  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  18. Skolie ("Lasst im Morgenstrahl des Mia'n"), song for voice & piano, D. 306  - Franz Schubert  - Johann Ludwig Ferdinand von Deinhardstein  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  19. Die Befreier Europas in Paris (Sie sind in Paris!), song for voice & piano, D. 104  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Detlef Roth  - Johann Christian Mikan  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  20. Abschied von der Erde ("Leb' wohl, du schöne Erde"), melodrama for voice & piano, D. 829  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Adolf von Pratobevera  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker
  21. Die Fröhlichkeit ("Wess' Adern leichtes Blut"), song for voice & piano, D. 262  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Martin Joseph Prandstetter  - Detlef Roth  - Ladislaus von Pyrker

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