Friedrich von Matthisson

born: 23 January 1761
died: 12 March 1831
country: Germany

Matthisson, born in Magdeburg and educated at Halle, led a sheltered and pleasant life under the patronage of the Duke of Württenberg. His poems were fashionable at the beginning of the nineteenth century but now they seem merely facile; his homages to classical style and metre sometimes emerge as unintentional parodies, and they lack the strength of the best of his forerunners, his revered Klopstock for one. Even in his own time, Matthisson was roundly criticised by Schiller and rejected by the Schlegel circle. But even if his poems are period pieces, their elegance and sensibility served Schubert's purposes well in the spring and summer of 1814 as a pathway to his encounter with Goethe's poetry in the autumn of that year.

from notes by Graham Johnson 1991

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Beethoven: Early Cantatas
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Beethoven: Songs
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Beethoven: Songs
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Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 4
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Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5
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Of ladies and love
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Schubert: The Complete Songs
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 11 – Brigitte Fassbaender
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 12 – Adrian Thompson
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 17 – Lucia Popp
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 20
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 23 – Christoph Prégardien
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 28 – Maarten Koningsberger & John Mark Ainsley
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 32
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 33
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 5 – Elizabeth Connell
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 7 – Elly Ameling
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Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 8 – Sarah Walker
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Songs by Schubert's contemporaries
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Complete works available for download

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827))
Adelaide, Op 46Michael Schade (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Adelaide, Op 46Stephan Genz (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Opferlied, Op 121bJean Rigby (contralto), Corydon Singers, Corydon Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor), Roger Smith (cello)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847))
Am Seegestad', in lauen VollmondsnächtenStephan Loges (baritone), Eugene Asti (piano)
Durch Fichten am HügelHannah Morrison (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)
Ich denke dein, wenn durch den HainStephan Loges (baritone), Eugene Asti (piano)
Sanft weh'n im Hauch der AbendluftFinnur Bjarnason (tenor), Eugene Asti (piano)
ANTONIO SALIERI (1750-1825))
Ich denke deinAnn Murray (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828))
Adelaide, D95Adrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
An Laura, als sie Klopstocks Auferstehungslied sang, D115Adrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Andenken, D99Adrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Der Abend, D108Daniel Norman (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Der Geistertanz, D116Brigitte Fassbaender (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Der Geistertanz, D15Adrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Der Geistertanz, D15aAdrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Der Geistertanz, D494The London Schubert Chorale, Stephen Layton (conductor)
Die Betende, D102Adrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Die Erde, D579bElizabeth Connell (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Die Schatten, D50Adrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Die Sterbende, D186Elly Ameling (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Entzückung, D413Toby Spence (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Erinnerung 'Totenopfer', D101Elizabeth Connell (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Erinnerungen, D98Philip Langridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Geist der Liebe, D414Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Geist der Liebe, D747John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Michael George (bass), Graham Johnson (piano)
Geisternähe, D100Philip Langridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Julius an Theone, D419Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Klage, D415Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Lebenslied, D508Lucia Popp (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Lied aus der Ferne, D107Adrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Lied der Liebe, D109Adrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Naturgenuss, D188Elly Ameling (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Naturgenuss, D422Paul Agnew (tenor), Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Michael George (bass), Graham Johnson (piano)
Romanze, D114Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Skolie, D507Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Stimme der Liebe, D187Elly Ameling (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Stimme der Liebe, D418Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Totenkranz für ein Kind, D275Patricia Rozario (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Trost 'An Elisa', D97Michael Schade (tenor), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Trost 'An Elisa', D97Adrian Thompson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Vollendung, D579aBrigitte Fassbaender (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Abendgewölke schweben hell  
Abendgewölke schweben hell  
Adelaide, D95 (Schubert)
Adelaide, Op 46 (Beethoven)
Am Seegestad', in lauen Vollmondsnächten (Mendelssohn)
Am Seegestad’, in lauen Vollmondnächten  
An Laura, als sie Klopstocks Auferstehungslied sang, D115 (Schubert)
Andenken, D99 (Schubert)
Der Abend schleiert Flur und Hain  
Der Abend schleiert Flur und Hain  
Der Abend, D108 (Schubert)
Der Dämm’rung Schein  
Der Geistertanz, D116 (Schubert)
Der Geistertanz, D15 (Schubert)
Der Geistertanz, D15a (Schubert)
Der Geistertanz, D494 (Schubert)
Die Betende, D102 (Schubert)
Die bretterne Kammer  
Die bretterne Kammer  
Die bretterne Kammer  
Die bretterne Kammer  
Die Erde, D579b (Schubert)
Die Schatten, D50 (Schubert)
Die Sonne steigt, die Sonne sinkt  
Die Sterbende, D186 (Schubert)
Durch Fichten am Hügel (Mendelssohn)
Durch Fichten am Hügel, durch Erlen am Bach  
Ein Fräulein klagt’ im finstern Turm  
Einsam wandelt dein Freund im Frühlingsgarten  
Entzückung, D413 (Schubert)
Erinnerung 'Totenopfer', D101 (Schubert)
Erinnerungen, D98 (Schubert)
Freunde, deren Grüfte sich schon bemoosten!  
Geist der Liebe, D414 (Schubert)
Geist der Liebe, D747 (Schubert)
Geisternähe, D100 (Schubert)
Heil! dies ist die letzte Zähre  
Herzen, die gen Himmel sich erheben  
Ich denke dein  
Ich denke dein (Salieri)
Ich denke dein, wenn durch den Hain (Mendelssohn)
Im Abendschimmer wallt der Quell  
Im Abendschimmer wallt der Quell  
Julius an Theone, D419 (Schubert)
Kein Rosenschimmer leuchtet dem Tag zur Ruh!  
Klage, D415 (Schubert)
Kommen und Scheiden  
Laura betet! Engelharfen hallen  
Lebenslied, D508 (Schubert)
Lehnst du deine bleichgehärmte Wange  
Lied aus der Ferne, D107 (Schubert)
Lied der Liebe, D109 (Schubert)
Mädchen entsiegelten  
Naturgenuss, D188 (Schubert)
Naturgenuss, D422 (Schubert)
Nimmer, nimmer darf ich dir gestehen  
Opferlied, Op 121b (Beethoven)
Purpur malt die Tannenhügel  
Romanze, D114 (Schubert)
Sanft weh'n im Hauch der Abendluft (Mendelssohn)
Sanft wehn, im Hauch der Abendluft  
Skolie, D507 (Schubert)
Stimme der Liebe, D187 (Schubert)
Stimme der Liebe, D418 (Schubert)
Tag voll Himmel! da aus Lauras Blicken  
Totenkranz für ein Kind, D275 (Schubert)
Trost 'An Elisa', D97 (Schubert)
Vollendung, D579a (Schubert)
Wenn ich einst das Ziel errungen habe  
Wenn sanft entzückt mein Auge sieht  
Wenn, in des Abends letztem Scheine