Verboten und verbannt

Verboten und verbannt

by Wolfram Rieger
     
 
Verboten und verbannt (Forbidden and Banned) is the title of Orfeo D'Or's CD of a live Salzburg Festival performance by Thomas Hampson given on August 18, 2005. The program is a very intelligently conceived survey of lieder by composers whose works were suppressed during the Nazi period, all Jewish, and all either German or Austrian. The program begins in the

Overview

Verboten und verbannt (Forbidden and Banned) is the title of Orfeo D'Or's CD of a live Salzburg Festival performance by Thomas Hampson given on August 18, 2005. The program is a very intelligently conceived survey of lieder by composers whose works were suppressed during the Nazi period, all Jewish, and all either German or Austrian. The program begins in the nineteenth century with composers banned by the Nazis in hindsight. One wonders why one would seek to place a ban on these playfully innocent Mendelssohn lieder or Giacomo Meyerbeer's frothy concoctions, which seem more suitable for the cabaret than any political forum anyone can imagine. The balance of the program is made up of composers for whom the Nazis pogrom against musicians was more up close and personal. Perhaps the most extraordinary group of songs in the recital are those by Alexander Zemlinsky, moving, beautifully crafted lied that demonstrate excellently well the exploratory strain in Zemlinsky's music. So much emphasis has been placed on approaching Zemlinsky through his orchestral and chamber music that the lieder has gotten short shrift, and Hampson's performances of these pieces are absolutely ideal -- at the end of "Auf dem Meere meiner Seele" the audience hesitates at the beginning of its applause, as though they cannot believe what their ears have heard. Eric Zeisl's airy and mysterious song "Die Nacht bricht an" and his more assertive "Schrei" identify him as a clear heir to German post-romanticism, operating in 1935 in a vacuum of calm in Vienna but in 1938 forced to emigrate. Arnold Schoenberg is represented by four songs, of which the best here is "Der verlorene Haufen, Op. 12/2." Hampson is able to point up the spooky and expressionist cast of a work usually identified as "pre-atonal," though Schoenberg himself indicated it as the forerunner of the "Second String Quartet, Op. 10," part of which is atonal. Schoenberg's student Alban Berg is also heard in four songs taken from his early "Jugendlieder," suppressed not only due to his complicity with Schoenberg but through his own family's wishes until the 1980s. A transparent, yet passionate performance of Gustav Mahler's more familiar Rückert "Lieder" concludes this excellent and educational program. The audience is thankfully quiet and respectful for the most part, and Orfeo's recording is close and warm.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/28/2006
Label:
Orfeo
UPC:
4011790708126
catalogNumber:
708061
Rank:
273403

Tracks

  1. Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  2. Altdeutsches Frühlingslied ("Der trübe Winter ist vorbei"), song for voice & piano, Op. 86/6  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  3. Komm du schönes Fischermädchen (Guide au bord), song for voice & piano  - Giacomo Meyerbeer  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  4. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne, song for voice & piano  - Giacomo Meyerbeer  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  5. Menschenfeindlich, song for voice & piano  - Giacomo Meyerbeer  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  6. Turmwächterlied and Other Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 8: Mit Trommeln un Pfeifen Op. 8,3  - Alexander von Zemlinsky  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  7. Turmwächterlied and Other Songs, for voice & piano, Op. 8: Tod in Ähren Op. 8,4  - Alexander von Zemlinsky  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  8. Songs (6), for voice & piano, Op. 22: 1. Auf braunen Sammetschuhen  - Alexander von Zemlinsky  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  9. Songs (6), for voice & piano, Op. 22: 2. Abendkelch voll Sonnenlicht  - Alexander von Zemlinsky  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  10. Songs (6), for voice & piano, Op. 22: 5. Volkslied  - Alexander von Zemlinsky  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  11. Songs (6), for voice & piano, Op. 22: 6. Auf dem Meere meiner Seele  - Alexander von Zemlinsky  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  12. Die Nacht, for baritone & piano  - Erich Zeisl  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  13. Schrei, for voice & piano  - Erich Zeisl  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  14. Songs (6) for mezzo-soprano or baritone & piano, Op. 3: 1. Wie Georg von Frundsberg von sich selber sang  - Arnold Schoenberg  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  15. Ballads (2) for voice & piano, Op. 12: 2. Der verlorene Haufen  - Arnold Schoenberg  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  16. Vielgeliebte schöne Frau, song for voice & piano (from "Jugendlieder")  - Alban Berg  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  17. Schlummerlose Nächte, song for voice & piano (from "Jugendlieder")  - Alban Berg  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  18. Ferne Lieder, song for voice & piano (from "Jugendlieder")  - Alban Berg  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  19. Grabschrift, song for voice & piano (from "Jugendlieder")  - Alban Berg  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  20. Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 2: 2. Schenk mir deinen goldnen Kamm  - Arnold Schoenberg  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  21. Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 2: 1. Erwartung  - Arnold Schoenberg  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  22. Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in F major (Rückert Lieder No. 1)  - Gustav Mahler  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  23. Ich atmet' einen linden Duft, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in D major (Rückert Lieder No. 2)  - Gustav Mahler  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  24. Um Mitternacht, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in B minor (Rückert Lieder No. 4)  - Gustav Mahler  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  25. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder No. 3)  - Gustav Mahler  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger
  26. Liebst du um Schönheit, song for voice & piano in C major (Rückert Lieder No. 5)  - Gustav Mahler  - Peter Cosse  - Walter Dobner  - Thomas Hampson  - Wolfram Rieger  - Elisabeth Aumiller  - Jay Nordlinger

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