Schubert: Complete Songs, Vol. 14

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
First, there's the subject: Schubert and the Classics, Schubert setting texts based on classic myths, a subject that brought out the highest and the noblest in Schubert. Second, there is the poetry Schubert set, poetry by Schiller, the most Romantic of the German Enlightenment poets who could breathe passionate life into the colossus of Rhodes, and Mayrhofer, a poet, a classics scholar, a friend of Schubert's, and one of the great despairing artists of the age. Third, there's Thomas Hampson, a baritone with a virile and supple voice, a talent for getting beneath the skin of the songs he sings, and an intelligence capable of penetrating to the heart of Schubert's songs. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
First, there's the subject: Schubert and the Classics, Schubert setting texts based on classic myths, a subject that brought out the highest and the noblest in Schubert. Second, there is the poetry Schubert set, poetry by Schiller, the most Romantic of the German Enlightenment poets who could breathe passionate life into the colossus of Rhodes, and Mayrhofer, a poet, a classics scholar, a friend of Schubert's, and one of the great despairing artists of the age. Third, there's Thomas Hampson, a baritone with a virile and supple voice, a talent for getting beneath the skin of the songs he sings, and an intelligence capable of penetrating to the heart of Schubert's songs. And finally, there's Graham Johnson, a brilliant pianist, a great accompanist, and a superb writer of the best program notes ever included with a compact disc. Taken all together, they add up to one of the most successful of all the volumes in Johnson's Schubert edition.
Gramophone - Alan Blyth
Nothing in these pieces is easy, either to perform or understand, but the readings...are constantly enlightening and carry the absorbed listener into a rarefied world of word and music. The disc lasts an incredible 80 minutes, but the time flies by in such perceptive company.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/1992
  • Label: Hyperion Uk
  • UPC: 034571130149
  • Catalog Number: 33014
  • Sales rank: 186,276

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Die Götter Griechenlands ("Schöne Welt, wo bist du"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 677 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (3:55)
  2. 2 Amphiaraos ("Vor Thebens siebenfach"), song for voice & piano, D. 166 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (6:19)
  3. 3 Gruppe aus dem Tartarus I, for voice & piano (fragment), D. 396 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (0:31)
  4. 4 Gruppe aus dem Tartarus II ("Horch, wie Murmeln"), song for voice & piano, D. 583 (Op. 24/1) - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (3:03)
  5. 5 Hippolit's Lied ("Lasst mich, ob ich auch still verglüh), song for voice & piano, D. 890 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (2:46)
  6. 6 Hektor's Abschied ("Will sich Hektor ewig..."), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 312 (Op. 58/1) - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (5:06)
  7. 7 Memnon ("Den Tag hindurch nur einmal"), song for voice & piano, D. 541 (Op. 6/1) - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (4:56)
  8. 8 Fragment aus dem Aeschylus ("So wird der Mann"), song for voice & piano, D. 450 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (2:34)
  9. 9 Philoktet ("Da sitz' ich ohne Bogen"), song for voice & piano, D. 540 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (2:22)
  10. 10 Uraniens Flucht ("Lasst uns, ihr Himmlischen"), for voice & piano, D. 554 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (18:13)
  11. 11 Antigone und Oedip ("Ihr hohen Himmlischen"), song for voice & piano, D. 542 (Op. 6/2) - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (5:44)
  12. 12 Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren ("Dioskuren, Zwillingssterne"), song for voice & piano, D. 360 (Op. 65/1) - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (2:50)
  13. 13 Orest auf Tauris ("Ist dies Tauris"), song for voice & piano, D. 548 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (3:04)
  14. 14 Der entsühnte Orest ("Zu meinen Füssen brichst du dich"), song for voice & piano, D. 699 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (3:36)
  15. 15 Der zürnenden Diana ("Ja, spanne nur den Bogen"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 707 (Op. 36/1) - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (5:53)
  16. 16 Freiwilliges Versinken ("Wohin?"), song for voice & piano, D. 700 - Franz Schubert & Joanna Gamble (4:29)
  17. 17 An die Leier ("Ich will von Atreus Söhnen"), song for voice & piano, D737 (Op. 56/2) - Franz Schubert & Franz von Bruchmann (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thomas Hampson Primary Artist
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