Songs of Johannes Brahms, Vol. 1

The Songs of Johannes Brahms, Vol. 1

by Angelika Kirchschlager
     
 
Listeners familiar with pianist Graham Johnson's surveys of the complete songs of Schubert, Schumann, and Strauss for Hyperion will know what to expect in this first volume in a projected series of recordings of the complete songs of Brahms -- great singing, great

Overview

Listeners familiar with pianist Graham Johnson's surveys of the complete songs of Schubert, Schumann, and Strauss for Hyperion will know what to expect in this first volume in a projected series of recordings of the complete songs of Brahms -- great singing, great accompaniments, great program, great notes, and great sound -- and this disc does not disappoint. As before, Johnson has picked exactly the right singer for the songs he's chosen. Austrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager has the warmth needed for "O komme, holde Sommernacht," the agility needed for "Salome," the intensity needed for "Feldeinsamkeit," and the humor needed for "Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!" As always, Johnson turns in sparkling, sensitive, and soulful accompaniments, a program that balances the serious and the lighter side of the composer, and notes that tell readers just about all they need to know about the songs. In Hyperion's close but not too close digital sound, it all makes for as splendid a Brahms song recital as has been released in years, and the fact that it is only the first volume makes it all the sweeter.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2010
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571131214
catalogNumber:
33121
Rank:
260310

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Tracks

  1. Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!, folk song for voice & piano, WoO 33/33
  2. Feinsliebchen, du sollst mir nicht barfuss gehn, folk song for voice & piano, WoO 33/12
  3. Soll sich der Mond nicht heller scheinen, folk song for voice & piano, WoO 33/35
  4. Da unten im Tale, folk song for voice & piano, WoO 33/6
  5. Der Jäger ("Mein lieb ist ein Jäger"), song for voice & piano, Op. 95/4
  6. Beim Abschied ("Ich müh mich ab"), song for voice & piano, Op. 95/3
  7. Bei dir sind meine Gedanken, song for voice & piano, Op. 95/2
  8. Versunken ("Es brausen der Liebe Wogen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 86/5
  9. Über die Heide, song for voice & piano, Op. 86/4
  10. Nachtwandler ("Störe nicht den leisen Schlummer"), song for voice & piano, Op. 86/3
  11. Feldeinsamkeit ("Ich ruhe still im hohen grünen Gras"), song for voice & piano, Op. 86/2
  12. Therese ("Du milchjunger Knabe"), song for voice & piano, Op. 86/1
  13. Abendregen ("Langsam und schimmernd"), song for voice & piano, Op. 70/4
  14. Salome ("Singt mein Schatz wie ein Fink"), song for voice & piano, Op. 69/8
  15. Junge Liebe II ("Wenn um den Holunder der Abendwind kost"), song for voice & piano, Op. 63/6
  16. Junge Liebe I ("Meine Liebe ist grün wie der Fliederbusch"), song for voice & piano, Op. 63/5
  17. Auf dem See ("Blauer Himmel, blaue Wogen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 59/2
  18. Dämmrung senkte sich von oben, song for voice & piano, Op. 59/1
  19. O komme, holde Sommernacht vershwiegen, song for voice & piano, Op. 58/4
  20. Herbstgefühl ("Wie wenn im frost'gen Windhauch tödlich"), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/7
  21. Vergangen ist mir Glück und Heil, song for voice & piano, Op. 48/6
  22. Trost in Thränen ("Wie kommts, dass du so traurig bist"), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/5
  23. Gold überweigt die Liebe ("Sternchen mit dem trüben Schein"), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/4
  24. Liebesklage des Mädchens ("Wer sehen will zween"), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/3
  25. Der Überläufer ("In den Garten wollen wir gehen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/2
  26. Der Gang zum Liebchen ("Es glänzt der Mond nieder"), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/1
  27. Von ewiger Liebe ("Dunkel, wie dunkel in Wald und in Feld!"), song for voice & piano, Op. 43/1
  28. In der Ferne ("Will ruhen unter den Bäumen hier"), song for voice & piano, Op. 19/3
  29. Scheiden und Meiden ("So soll ich dich nun meiden"), song for voice & piano, Op. 19/2

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