Schubert: Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

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Elly Ameling sings Schubert

Elly Ameling sings Schubert


Schubert:

Im Frühling, D882

Frühlingsglaube, D686

Erlafsee D586 (Mayrhofer)

Der Schmetterling D633

An den Mond, D259 (Goethe)

An den Mond, D193

An die Entfernte, D765 (Goethe)

An Sylvia, D891

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Heimliches Lieben D922 (Klenke)

Suleika I, D720

Die junge Nonne, D828

Iphigenia, D573 (Mayrhofer)

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Strophe aus Die Gotter Greichenlands D677

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

Die Blumensprache D519 (Platner)


Elly Ameling (soprano) & Rudolf Jansen (piano)

Dutch soprano Elly Ameling is one of the most celebrated singers of her generation. In her career spanning more than 40 years she sang in the most important opera houses of the world and collaborated with the greatest conductors. She won prestigious prizes like the Grand Prix du Disque and the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis. Her unique voice of rare purity and beauty has won her fans all over the world.

This release presents a Schubert lied recital recorded live at the Tanglewood Festival in 1987. Ameling shows her great communicative powers and her deep understanding of the text in this fine selection of celebrated Schubert songs, a lifelong specialty of hers. She is expertly partnered by Dutch pianist Rudolf Jansen. Song texts are provided on the Brilliant Classics website, the booklet contains liner notes and artist biography.

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Brilliant Classics - 95107BR

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Irmgard Seefried Volume 4: Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, Cornelius

Irmgard Seefried Volume 4: Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, Cornelius


Beethoven:

Wonne der Wehmut, Op. 83 No. 1

First release on CD

Cornelius:

Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Seligkeit D433 (Holty)

Suleika I, D720

First release on CD

Suleika II, D717

First release on CD

Heidenröslein, D257

First release on CD

Der König in Thule, D367

First release on CD

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

First release on CD

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

First release on CD

Schumann:

Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42

Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart, Op. 135

First release on CD


Irmgard Seefried (soprano) & Erik Werba (piano)

After Irmgard Seefried’s death in 1988, her contemporary Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – never one to dish out compliments lightly – commented: ‘All of us envied her, because what we had to achieve laboriously worked for her so naturally and as a matter of course, because she knew how to sing from the heart’.

Freshness, spontaneity, natural warmth of feeling, allied to a voice of gleaming beauty and a delightful stage presence: these were the hallmarks of a much-loved soprano who for three decades charmed and moved audiences in the theatre and concert hall, her face as expressive as her voice. As John Steane memorably put it in Gramophone, ‘it was as though she wore her own spotlight’.

Born in the Swabian town of Köngetried in 1919, Seefried was ‘discovered’, aged twenty, by Herbert von Karajan in Aachen, where she made her operatic debut as the Priestess in Aida. In 1943 she sang Eva in Die Meistersinger for the Wiener Staatsoper, initiating an association that lasted until 1976. It was in Strauss and Mozart that Seefried was most admired.

Issued over eleven single-disc volumes, Deutsche Grammophon / Eloquence pays tribute to Irmgard Seefried, bringing back to circulation several recordings that have never previously been issued on CD. The music ranges through opera and oratorio, with an especially generous offering of art song from a range of composers, including Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Hindemith and Egk. The notes for the series have been written by that leading connoisseur of the voice, Richard Wigmore.

Seefried was no less delightful as a recitalist than she was an opera singer, as can be heard on these recordings of Schubert, Schumann and Cornelius made with Erik Werba, her pianist of choice during the 1950s and ‘60s. In Schubert her naturalness was an invaluable asset: say, in her tender shaping of the exquisite bel canto melody of ‘Ave Maria’ (1825), Ellen’s prayer to the Virgin from Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake, or the charm, without winsomeness, she brings to Goethe’s wryly insouciant tale of blighted innocence, ‘Heidenröslein’.

Her gift of candid simplicity is enchantingly heard in Peter Cornelius’s artless Weihnachtslieder. Any singer of Frauenliebe und -leben must avoid mawkishness and convey a journey from dazed innocence through incredulity, excitement and joy in motherhood, to numbness in bereavement. Seefried’s distinctive timbre, combining the freshness of youth with a glowing warmth, gives her a head start. Beyond this, she experiences the cycle so vividly that, for its duration, hers seems the only possible way. Here, as in the Gedichte der Maria Stuart, we have singing of passionate immediacy and eloquently exploiting the hints of mezzo depth within her luminous soprano.

“[The Mary Stuart songs] are all sung with conviction” Gramophone Magazine

“the quality of the voice, the balance and the piano tone are of amazing fidelity. Interpretatively too, Mme Seefried is at her most penetrating and revealing, scrupulous with words and their meaning, wonderfully subtle at varying the mood in strophic songs, immensely vital in rhythm.” Gramophone Magazine

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Schubert: Goethe Lieder

Schubert: Goethe Lieder


Schubert:

Der Sänger, D149

Harfenspieler I 'Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt', D478

Harfenspieler II 'An die Türen will ich schleichen, D479

Harfenspieler III 'Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass', D480

Prometheus, D674 (Goethe)

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Grenzen der Menschheit, D716

Erlkönig, D328

Szene aus Faust D126 (Goethe)

Der Zwerg, D771 (Collin)

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Liedesend, D473 (Mayrhofer)

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)


Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone), Charles Spencer (piano)

RCA - 88843030912

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Schubert Lieder Volume 8: Wanderer's Nachtlied

Schubert Lieder Volume 8: Wanderer's Nachtlied


Schubert:

An die untergehende Sonne, D457

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Der Tod und das Mädchen, D531

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Die Rose, D745

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Erinnerung (Totenopfer), D101 (Matthisson)

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Abendbilder, D650

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Nach einem Gewitter D561 (Mayrhofer)

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Der Zwerg, D771 (Collin)

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Im Frühling, D882

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Die Blumensprache D519 (Platner)

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Viola, D786 (Schober)

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

An die Entfernte, D765 (Goethe)

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Bei dir allein, D866/2

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

with Helmut Deutsch (piano)

Wandrers Nachtlied II 'Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh', D768

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Schäfers Klagelied, D121 (Goethe)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Heidenröslein, D257

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Rastlose Liebe, D138

with Eric Schneider (piano)

An den Mond, D259 (Goethe)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Trost in Tränen, D120

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Erster Verlust, D226 (Goethe)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Geheimes, D719 (Goethe)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Versunken D715 (Goethe)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

An Schwager Kronos, D369

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Geisternähe D100 (Matthisson)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Das war ich, D174 (Korner)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Das Rosenband, D280 (Klopstock)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Furcht der Geliebten ('An Cidli') D285 (Klopstock)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

An Sie D288 (Klopstock)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Die Liebe hat gelogen D751 (Platen)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Lachen und Weinen, D777

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Dass sie hier gewesen! D775 (Rückert)

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Der Einsame, D800

with Eric Schneider (piano)

Die Sterne, D684

with Eric Schneider (piano)


Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Not 'just another Schubert recording, but a major artistic achievement’ [Christian Girardin, harmonia mundi] Matthias Goerne is totally invested in the recording and editing process. Vol. 9 (the last one in the series) is due out towards the end of 2014. Future recordings will include Brahms with Christophe Eschenbach and Mahler (arr. Berio) Early Songs to be recorded in September 2014 with Josep Pons and the BBCSO.

“The virtues of this series are well enough known by now...Goerne is excellent in [Der Tod und das Mädchen and Wanderers Nachtlied] as playing to his strengths. He also shines in the more thoughtful songs, such as Litanei...Both accompanists are first-rate” MusicWeb International, 26th February 2014

“With his velvety, 'covered' timbre, and innate seriousness of manner, Goerne has never been a natural bringer of jollity...Yet if we accept that lightness and charm are not within Goerne's orbit, his singing is always scrupulous...At his finest, here and elsewhere, Goerne touches greatness as a Schubertian.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2014

“the entire first disc is beautifully shaped as darkness gives way to early spring light, exaltation and consolation...at times, I wished someone could have coaxed just a fleeting smile or moment of charm from the ever-earnest Goerne. But his deep seriousness never fails to come up with rare insight, and yields many unforgettable performances here.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2014 ****

“Goerne, particularly in the performance of Schubert’s songs, is perhaps the best of them all … This is a constantly interesting collection of songs, wonderfully performed, to set beside Goerne’s seven earlier Schubert recordings for harmonia mundi.” International Record Review, May 2014

Harmonia Mundi Matthias Goerne Schubert Edition - HMC902109/10

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Schwarzkopf sings Schubert Lieder

Schwarzkopf sings Schubert Lieder


Beethoven:

Ah! Perfido, Op. 65

Herbert von Karajan

O wär' ich schon mit dir vereint (Marzelline)

Herbert von Karajan

Schubert:

An die Musik D547

An Sylvia, D891

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Das Lied im Grünen, D917

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

Die Forelle, D550

Die junge Nonne, D828

Ungeduld (No. 7 from Die schöne Müllerin, D795)

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Im Frühling, D882

Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343

Nachtviolen D752 (Mayrhofer)

Nähe des Geliebten, D162

Seligkeit D433 (Holty)

Wehmut, D772 (Collin)


Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Edwin Fischer, Gerald Moore & Karl Hudez (piano)

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf is accompanied by Edwin Fischer, Gerald Moore and Karl Hudez in a selection of Schubert lieder. Also featured is Marzelline's aria from Fidelio and the early Beethoven cantata Ah! Perfido conducted by Karajan. Super budget.

Regis - RRC1401

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Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin & Favourite Goethe Lieder

Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin & Favourite Goethe Lieder


Schubert:

Die schöne Müllerin, D795

with Gerald Moore (piano)

Wandrers Nachtlied II 'Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh', D768

with Jörg Demus (piano)

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

with Jörg Demus (piano)

Prometheus, D674 (Goethe)

with Jörg Demus (piano)

An den Mond, D259 (Goethe)

with Jörg Demus (piano)

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

with Jörg Demus (piano)


“A landmark recording of Die schöne Müllerin...alive with the uniquely imaginative creative relationship Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau enjoyed with Jorg Demus.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2013 *****

“here is an ideal equilibrium between experience, diligent study and still undiminished inspiration. The freshness, both vocally and in attitude, is wholly compelling...the transfers are excellent and with almost 78 minutes playing time you get a lot of music for your money. No one will regret buying this disc.” MusicWeb International, April 2013

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Miah Persson sings Songs by Schubert, Sibelius & Grieg

Miah Persson sings Songs by Schubert, Sibelius & Grieg


Grieg:

Seks Sange, Op. 48

Hjertets Melodier af H. C.Andersen, Op. 5 No. 3 'Jeg elsker Dig'

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Schubert:

Suleika I, D720

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, D877/4

Rastlose Liebe, D138

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 (Von Chezy / Muller)

Richard Hosford (clarinet)

Sibelius:

Våren flyktar hastigt, Op. 13 No. 4 (Text: Runeberg)

Den första kyssen, Op. 37 No. 1 (Text: J.L. Runeberg)

Var det en dröm? Op. 37 No. 4 (J.J. Wecksell)

Säf, säf, susa, Op. 36 No. 4 (Text: Gustav Fröding)

Flickan kom från sin älsklings möte, Op. 37, No. 5


Miah Persson (soprano) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

Famed for her highly intelligent performances and deep engagement with music, Swedish soprano Miah Persson is in great demand throughout the world. She returned to Wigmore Hall last February with internationally renowned accompanist Roger Vignoles to perform a wonderfully emotive and dramatic programme.

Opening with some of the most celebrated Schubert Lieder, Persson revealed a refined interpretation of each song, searching deep within the texts to convey emotions from agony to ecstasy. With great passion, Persson then entered the Scandinavian sound world to complete her programme with Grieg’s stormy Six Songs and a beautiful collection of Sibelius’s most evocative settings.

“'Gretchen am Spinnrade' is a model of how a middle-weight voice can scale the song's peaks thanks to an inner conviction and trusting how the notes and words can shoulder the dramatic weight...So beautiful is her enunciation in the Swedish-language Sibelius songs that you could take phonetic dictation...The Grieg songs show signs of vocal tiring...In 'Die verschwiegene Nachtigall', though, one can hardly imagine a more alluring nightingale song.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2012

“a lovely, beautifully balanced recital...In an opening Schubert set, Persson, for all the natural brightness of her voice, achieves the right aching heaviness in Lied der Mignon, and a beguiling sense of gentle repose in Du bist die Ruh.” Sunday Times, 15th July 2012

“Persson is beautiful and so is her voice, so she starts with a big advantage. But that is only the start...I did find...that there was a danger of monotony, undercharacterisation and reliance on sheer undeniable vocal beauty. Roger Vignoles is an ideal accompanist, setting the mood with a few notes or chords” BBC Music Magazine, September 2012 ***

“Persson clearly relishes the possibility of characterization particular songs...The voice is light and lyric throughout but there's power too when required, so the final lines of Du bist die Ruh are radiant...However - and this is possibly a subjective caveat - what Persson lacks is the kind of rounded warm tone and inner conviction that makes the best Schubert recitals so warmly satisfying...Hosford is the perfect partner up on the rock” International Record Review, September 2012

Wigmore Hall Live - WHLIVE0052

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Schubert: An die Musik & Other Favourite Lieder

Schubert: An die Musik & Other Favourite Lieder


Schubert:

An die Musik D547

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Die junge Nonne, D828

Heiss mich nicht reden, D877/2

So lasst mich scheinen, D877 No. 3

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, D877/4

Kennst du das Land (Mignons Gesang), D321

Suleika I & II

Aufenthalt D957 No. 5

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Am Grabe Anselmo's D504

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, second version, D583 (Schiller)

Raste Krieger, Krieg ist aus (Ellens Gesang I), D837

Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd (Ellens Gesang II), D838

Ave Maria, D839


Lauris Elms (mezzo-soprano) & John Winther (piano)

ABC Classics - ABC4764232

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Schubert: Lieder

Schubert: Lieder


Schubert:

An die Musik D547

Im Frühling, D882

Wehmut, D772 (Collin)

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Das Lied im Grünen, D917

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Nähe des Geliebten, D162

Die junge Nonne, D828

An Sylvia, D891

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Nachtviolen D752 (Mayrhofer)

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)


“Schwarzkopf and Fischer make a magical partnership, with even the simplest of songs inspiring intensely subtle expression from singer and pianist alike. Fischer left few records more endearing than this, and Schwarzkopf’s colouring of word and tone is masterly.” Penguin Guide

EMI Masters - 6787512

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Schubert: Willkommen und Abschied

Schubert: Willkommen und Abschied


Schubert:

Heidenröslein, D257

Schlaflied D527 (Mayrhofer)

Wiegenlied D867 (Seidl)

Geheimes, D719 (Goethe)

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Auf der Bruck, D853

Der Fischer, D225 (Goethe)

Dass sie hier gewesen! D775 (Rückert)

Bei dir allein, D866/2

Der Schiffer, D536 (Mayrhofer)

Willkommen und Abschied, D767

Der Wanderer, D493

Im Walde D834

Wandrers Nachtlied I 'Der du von dem Himmel bist', D224

Der Einsame, D800

Der Winterabend (Es ist so still), D938

Herbst, D945

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)


Werner Güra (tenor) & Christoph Berner (fortepiano Rönisch)

Born in Munich, Werner Güra has a reputation especially as an interpreter of lieder. His recordings for harmonia mundi, including the great cycles of Schubert, Schumann and Wolf and vocal ensembles by Brahms and Schumann, have all been widely acclaimed.

“It comprises 19 songs, all stylishly and beautifully sung by the tenor Werner Güra. The six Goethe settings include such familiar contrasts as Heidenröslein and Ganymed, while Willkommen und Abschied itself, more of a rarity, is heroically sung. The strength of Güra’s tone without any loss of quality has always been his strong point.” Sunday Telegraph, 29th January 2012

“His fresh lyric tenor combines well with Berner’s bright yet warm-toned fortepiano — he twinkles at Goethe’s ironic description of a water nymph as “eine feuchtes Weib”, literally a “damp woman” — while Berner brings drama to the piano parts of Auf der Bruck, Willkommen und Abschied and the haunting, yearning Herbst.” Sunday Times, 12th February 2012

“Berner, playing an 1872 Rönisch fortepiano, shows keen attention to every detail. Güra, outstanding in his unfussy, intense delivery, is a formidable, rousing guide.” The Observer, 26th February 2012

“Gura's strong, unaffected tenor voice is a pleasure to listen to, and Berner, who has an impressive keyboard freedom grounded in reliable technical skill, is a responsive accompanist: they perform as one, although too often their approach to a song somehow misses an essential quality of that particular piece of music.” International Record Review, March 2012 ****

“Gura and his fortepianist, Christoph Berner, have mapped out a trajectory of the Romantic view of human emotional life...At each stage, both musicians show perfect sympathy with Schubert's own engagement, ideal empathy with each other, and a shrewd sensitivity to musical and expressive scale.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2012 *****

“Gura is never dull. 'Der Wanderer' is intensely 'lived', the opening bleak and desiccated...One of the most eloquent performances of all is the last song, 'Nachtstuck'...Here, singer and pianist show an acute sensitivity to harmonic colour that characterises this whole rewarding recital.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2012

Harmonia Mundi - HMC902112

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