Schubert: Part Songs, Vol. 3

Schubert: Part Songs, Vol. 3

     
 

The value of the Naxos label's Schubert-Lied-Edition, which here reaches its 34th volume, has never been clearer than with the several volumes devoted to the composer's part-songs, for four male voices. Some of these have become popular among male choirs and were even staples of community German music in the U.S., but others waited for years after See more details below

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The value of the Naxos label's Schubert-Lied-Edition, which here reaches its 34th volume, has never been clearer than with the several volumes devoted to the composer's part-songs, for four male voices. Some of these have become popular among male choirs and were even staples of community German music in the U.S., but others waited for years after Schubert's death for publication and never really gained a foothold in the repertoire. Among these oddities one finds some gems, and several have shown up on each of the Naxos part-song albums. One here is "Die Advokaten, D. 37" (The Lawyers), a comic vocal trio dating from Schubert's student years. It is apparently based on a work by composer Anton Fischer, although it's not really made clear to what extent. In any event, the piece, which concerns a pair of lawyers dunning a delinquent customer for a bill (the customer asks for credit for bribes already paid), could serve as an ideal curtain-raiser for Gilbert & Sullivan's "Trial by Jury," which itself often serves as a curtain-raiser for something else. A shorter work, also little known but in a serious vein, is the "Bergknappenlied, D. 268," a prayer of miners going into the ground that moves from confidence to uncertain murky depths in the keyboard part at the end of its minute and 10 seconds. As elsewhere in the series, listeners may be surprised by the range of expression in these songs, which run from drinking pieces to a full-blown setting of a poem from Goethe's West-Östlicher Divan. The singers move easily among these types, delivering performances that react naturally to the text, and the work of the two high tenors as well as accompanist Ulrich Eisenlohr stands out. Notes are in English and German, but Naxos here again goes on the cheap and refers the listener to a .pdf file for the song texts themselves; these appear in English and German, as well. Highly recommended for any fan of Schubert or the social music of the 19th century.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2009
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313211074
catalogNumber:
8572110
Rank:
370206

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Tracks

  1. Nachthelle ("Die Nacht ist heiter..."), for tenor, male voices & piano, D. 892 (Op. posth. 134)  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Johann Gabriel Seidl  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Markus Flaig  - Marcus Schmidl
  2. Widerspruch ("Wenn ich durch Busch und Zweig..."), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 865 (Op. 105/1)  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Johann Gabriel Seidl  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Markus Flaig
  3. Mondenschein ("Des Mondes Zauberblume lacht"), quintet for male voices & piano, D. 875 (Op. 102)  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Franz von Schober  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Markus Flaig  - Marcus Schmidl
  4. Das Grab II ("Das Grab ist tief und stille"), song for voice & piano (or male chorus), D. 377  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Marcus Schmidl
  5. Zur guten Nacht ("Horcht auf!"), for baritone, male chorus & piano, D. 903 (Op. 81/3)  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Johann Friedrich Rochlitz  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Marcus Schmidl
  6. Frühlingsgesang II ("Schmücket die Locken"), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 740 (Op. 16/1)  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Franz von Schober  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Markus Flaig
  7. Die Advokaten (Mein Herr, ich komm"), trio for male voices & piano, D. 37  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Eduard von Rustenfeld  - Marcus Ullmann  - Markus Flaig
  8. Trinklied ("Brüder! Unser Erdenwallen"), for tenor, chorus & piano, D. 148 (Op. 131/2)  - Franz Schubert  - Ignaz Franz Castelli  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Marcus Schmidl
  9. Im Gegenwärtigen Vergangenes, quartet for male & piano, D. 710  - Franz Schubert  - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Marcus Schmidl
  10. Punschlied ("Vier Elemente"), trio for male voices & piano, D. 277  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Friedrich von Schiller  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann
  11. Das Dörfchen, quartet for male voices (2 versions, 2nd formerly D. 641), D. 598 (Op 11/1)  - Franz Schubert  - Gottfried August Burger  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Markus Flaig
  12. Bergknappenlied ("Hinab, ihr Brüder"), for male voices & piano, D. 268  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Marcus Schmidl
  13. Trinklied ("Auf! Jeder sei nun froh"), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 267  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Marcus Schmidl
  14. Die Nachtigall ("Bescheiden verborgen..."), quartet for male voices & piano, D. 724 (Op. 11/2)  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Markus Schafer  - Johann Karl Unger  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Marcus Schmidl
  15. Geist der Liebe II ("Der Abend schleiert Flur und Hain"), quartet for unaccompanied male voices, D. 747 (Op. 11/3)  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Friedrich von Matthisson  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Marcus Schmidl
  16. Trinklied ("Freunde, sammelt euch im Kriese"), for bass voice, male chorus & piano, D. 75  - Franz Schubert  - Pauline Heister  - Friedrich Schaffer  - Markus Schafer  - Thomas E. Bauer  - Marcus Ullmann  - Markus Flaig

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