Schubert: The Complete Songs, Vol. 17

Schubert: The Complete Songs, Vol. 17

by Lucia Popp
     
 

It's not that 1816 was a bad year for Schubert songs -- that year has its share of masterpieces. It's that 1816 was a prolific year for Schubert -- that year he produced more songs than in the whole last three years of his life. And as with any sufficiently large oeuvre, there will be peaks and valleys. Unfortunately, many of those valleysSee more details below

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It's not that 1816 was a bad year for Schubert songs -- that year has its share of masterpieces. It's that 1816 was a prolific year for Schubert -- that year he produced more songs than in the whole last three years of his life. And as with any sufficiently large oeuvre, there will be peaks and valleys. Unfortunately, many of those valleys are on this volume of Graham Johnson's Schubert edition. Fortunately, Johnson engaged soprano Lucia Popp to traverse those valleys with him, and the result is a disc of performances so superb, so moving, so thrilling, and so elevated that one never notices that one is in a valley. How Popp does it is a mystery. Of course, she has a wonderful voice, a voice of clarity and grace and seemingly effortless technique. And, of course, she is a magnificent interpreter, a singer who can turn a phrase so that it shimmers, who can deliver a melody so that it shines. But how all of this adds up to performances of exquisite ecstasy and transcendent beauty of songs that are not among the most exquisite and transcendent is still a mystery. What is not a mystery is the supremely high quality of Johnson's accompaniments and the supremely high quality of his liner notes. This is another triumphant volume in the Schubert edition.

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Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Alan Blyth
The passing years have dealt kindly with Lucia Popp's silvery soprano. Her breath control, and therefore her steady tone, are virtually intact so that a pure line, essential in this particular programme, is always at her service.... [This] rewarding disc...will surely be a thing of joy for many years to come.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/1993
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571130170
catalogNumber:
33017
Rank:
315664

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Tracks

  1. Lied ("Mutter geht durch ihre Kammern"), song for voice & piano, D. 373  - Franz Schubert  - Friedrich de la Motte Fouque  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  2. Loda's Gespenst ("Der bleiche, kalte Mond"), song for voice & piano, D. 150  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  3. Klage ("Trauer umfliesst mein Leben"), song for voice & piano, D. 371  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  4. Lorma ("Lorma sass in der Halle"), song for voice & piano (second version) (fragment), D. 376  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  5. Der Herbstabend ("Abendglockenhalle zittern"), song for voice & piano ("An Sie"), D. 405  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis  - Richard Wigmore
  6. Die Einseidelei II ("Es rieselt klar"), song for voice & piano, D. 393  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis  - Richard Wigmore
  7. Die Herbstnacht ("Mit leisen Harfentönen"), song for voice & piano (Wehmut), D. 404  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis  - Richard Wigmore
  8. Lied in der Abwesenheit ("Ach, mir ist das Herz so schwer"), song for voice & piano (fragment), D. 416  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  9. Frühlingslied ("Die Luft ist blau"), song for voice & piano, D. 398  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  10. Winterlied ("Keine Blumen blühn"), song for voice & piano, D. 401  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  11. Minnelied ("Holder klingt der Vogelsang"), song for voice & piano, D. 429  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  12. Aus Diego Manazares ("Wo irrst du"), song for voice & piano, D. 458  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  13. Pflicht und Liebe ("Du, der ewig um mich trauert"), song for voice & piano, D. 467  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  14. An den Mond ("Was schauest du so hell...?"), song for voice & piano, D. 468  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  15. Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen ("Ruh'n in Frieden alle Seelen"), song for voice & piano, D. 343  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Johann-Georg Jacobi  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  16. Geheimnis ("Sag an,..."), song for voice & piano, D. 491  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Johann Mayrhofer  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  17. Am Grabe Anselmo's ("Dass ich dich verloren habe"), song for voice & piano, D. 504 (Op. 6/3)  - Franz Schubert  - Matthias Claudius  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  18. An die Nachtigall ("Er liegt und schläft"), song for voice & piano, D. 497 (Op. 98/1)  - Franz Schubert  - Matthias Claudius  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  19. Klage um Ali Bey II ("Lasst mich!"), song for voice & piano, D. 496a  - Franz Schubert  - Matthias Claudius  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  20. Phidile ("Ich war erst sechszehn..."), song for voice & piano, D. 500  - Franz Schubert  - Matthias Claudius  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  21. Herbstlied ("Bunt sind schon die Wälder"), song for voice & piano, D. 502  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis  - Richard Wigmore
  22. Lebenslied ("Kommen und Scheiden"), song for voice & piano, D. 508  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Friedrich von Matthisson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  23. Leiden der Trennung ("Vom Meere trennt sich"), song for voice & piano (Sehnsucht), D. 509  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore
  24. Seraphine an ihr Klavier ("Sanftes Clavier"), song for voice and piano, D. 342  - Franz Schubert  - Joanna Gamble  - Graham Johnson  - Edward Perry  - Lucia Popp  - Richard Wigmore

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