Schubert: Schiller-Lieder, Vols. 3 & 4

Schubert: Schiller-Lieder, Vols. 3 & 4

     
 

These are beautifully sung, emotionally nuanced performances of 18 of Schubert's settings of Schiller arranged in a nicely balanced program. Unfortunately, it has two things against it: ballades that seem to go on forever, and second and even third versions of settings of the same text. Maya Boog has a hauntingSee more details below

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These are beautifully sung, emotionally nuanced performances of 18 of Schubert's settings of Schiller arranged in a nicely balanced program. Unfortunately, it has two things against it: ballades that seem to go on forever, and second and even third versions of settings of the same text. Maya Boog has a haunting lyrical soprano, Lothar Odinius has a heroically sensitive tenor, and Ulrich Eisenlohr accompanies them with consummate artistry, but Boog and Eisenlohr cannot keep "Klage der Ceres" going for 16 and a half minutes anymore than Odinius and Eisenlohr can keep "Die Erwartung" going for 10 and a half minutes or "Eine Leichenphantasie" going for almost 19 long minutes. In the shorter songs, Boog is lovely. Her legato in "Des Mädchens Klage" is meltingly beautiful and her tone in "Die Götter Griechenlands" is achingly yearning. But she cannot sustain the patchy invention of "Klage der Ceres." Odinius is exemplary. His phrasing in "Der Jüngling am Bache" is marvelously inward and his articulation of the text is impeccable. But he cannot make the creaky drama of "Die Erwartung" and "Leichenphantasie" convincing. Eisenlohr is, as he has been in previous volumes of the Naxos Deutsche Schubert-Lied Edition, a supportive but dynamic accompanist whose playing brings the best out of the singers and the songs. But even he cannot breathe life into three versions of "Der Jüngling am Bache," three versions of "Des Mädchens Klage," the second setting of the second version of "Thekla. Eine Geisterstimme." Anyone who has been collecting the Naxos Schubert-lied Edition should by all means listen to these discs. First-time listeners to Schubert's lieder might try a single-disc collection by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf or Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau first. Naxos' sound is clear, near, and detailed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2005
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313236923
catalogNumber:
8557369-70
Rank:
251212

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Tracks

  1. Der Jüngling am Bache I ("An der Quelle sass der Knabe"), song for voice & piano, D. 30  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Lothar Odinius
  2. Das Geheimnis I ("Sie konnte mir"), song for voice & piano, D. 250  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Lothar Odinius
  3. Eine Leichenphantasie ("Mit erstorbnem Scheinen"), song for voice & piano, D. 7  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Lothar Odinius
  4. Work(s): Der Graf von Habsburg, D990  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Lothar Odinius
  5. Der Jüngling am Bache II ("An der Quelle sass der Knabe"), song for voice & piano, D. 192  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Lothar Odinius
  6. Die Erwartung ("Hör ich das Pförtchen nicht gehen?"), song for voice & piano, D. 159 (Op. posth. 116)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Lothar Odinius
  7. Das Geheimnis II ("Sie konnte mir"), song for voice & piano, D. 793 (Op. posth. 173/2)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Lothar Odinius
  8. Der Jüngling am Bache III ("An der Quelle sass der Knabe"), song for voice & piano, D. 638 (Op. 87/3)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Lothar Odinius
  9. An den Frühling II ("Willkommen, schöner Jüngling!"), song for voice & piano, D. 283 (Op. posth. 172/5)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog
  10. Die Götter Griechenlands ("Schöne Welt, wo bist du"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 677  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog
  11. Des Mädchens Klage I ("Der Eichwald brauset"), song for voice & piano, D. 6  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog
  12. Des Mädchens Klage II ("Der Eichwald braust"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 191 (Op. 58/3)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog
  13. Des Mädchens Klage III ("Der Eichwald braust"), for voice & piano, D. 389  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog
  14. Klage der Ceres ("Ist der holde Lenz erchienen"), song for voice & piano, D. 323  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog
  15. Thekla. Eine Geisterstimme ("Wo ich sei..."), song for voice & piano (first version), D. 73  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog
  16. Thekla ("Wo ich sei..."), song for voice & piano (second and third versions), D. 595 (Op. 88/2)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog
  17. Thekla ("Wo ich sei..."), song for voice & piano (second and third versions), D. 595 (Op. 88/2)  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog
  18. An den Frühling I ("Willkommen, schöner Jüngling!"), song for voice & piano, D. 587  - Franz Schubert  - Ulrich Eisenlohr  - Maya Boog

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