Schubert: The Complete Songs, Vol. 17

Schubert: The Complete Songs, Vol. 17

by Lucia Popp

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Schubert: The Complete Songs, Vol. 17

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.

Product Details

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

Tracks

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

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Lucia Popp   Primary Artist

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