Complete Songs 2

R. Strauss

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA67588

Release Date:  01 May 2007

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571175881

Genres:  Classical  Vocal  

  • Description

    Strauss’s Drei Lieder der Ophelia have an inauspicious genesis. They were dashed off (together with three settings from Goethe’s Bucher des Unmuts—The Books of Bad Temper) in the throes of a legal battle with his publisher. Clearly Strauss hoped that three mad songs and three bad-tempered songs would represent a suitably poisoned chalice for his arch-enemy. But in the case of the three mad songs, they have proved highly effective in the concert hall, especially when performed by a great singing actress such as Anne Schwanewilms, whose dramatic and vocal gifts are highlighted in this, the second volume of the complete Strauss Lieder.
    The selection begins, like Volume One, in the familiar territory of Opus 10, and proceeds chronologically through to the Ophelia-Lieder, on the way taking in many songs that will be less well known—if they are known at all. Highlights among them should certainly be the impassioned and dramatic O warst du mein!, the delightful miniatures of Weißer Jasmin and Wiegenliedchen, the two Alsatian folksongs, and not least the remarkable Blindenklage.
    Anne Schwanewilms is one of the greatest Strauss sopranos on the opera stage today, performing many major roles under Simon Rattle, Colin Davis, Andrew Davis, Semyon Bychkov and Mark Elder. This is her debut recording for Hyperion.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Die Nacht Op.10 No.3
      • 2. Geduld Op.10 No.5
      • 3. Mein Herz Ist Stumm Op.19 No.6
      • 4. All' Mein Gedanken Op.21 No.1
      • 5. Du Meines Herzens Kronelein Op.21 No.2
      • 6. Ach Lieb, Ich Mub Nun Scheiden Op.21 No.3
      • 7. O Warst Du Mein Op.26 No.2
      • 8. Ruhe, Meine Seele! Op.27 No.1
      • 9. Traum Durch Die Dammerung Op.29 No.1
      • 10. Schlagende Herzen Op.29 No.2
      • 11. Nachtgang Op.29 No.3
      • 12. Blauer Sommer Op.31 No.1
      • 13. Weiber Jasmin Op.31 No.3
      • 14. Das Rosenband Op.36 No.1
      • 15. Waldseligkeit Op.49 No.1
      • 16. In Goldener Fulle Op.49 No.2
      • 17. Wiegenliedchen Op.49 No.3
      • 18. Wer Lieben Will, Mubb Leiden Op.49 No.7
      • 19. Ach, Was Kummer, Qual Und Schmerzen Op.49 No.8
      • 20. Blindenklage Op.56 No.2
      • 21. Wie Erkenn' Ich Mein Treulieb?
      • 22. Guten Morgen, 'S Ist Sankt Valentinstag
      • 23. Sie Trugen Ihn Auf Der Bahre Blob