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Schubert only set two of his poems, although it seems that he had intended to set two further lyrics, interestingly enough, on the theme of winter. (The Platen songs could be seen as forerunners of Winterreise.) The other major composer to interest himself in Platen’s poetry was Johannes Brahms in the songs of Opus 32.
from notes by Graham Johnson © 1997
|Loewe: Songs & Ballads|
In his lifetime the German composer Carl Loewe was often referred to as the ‘Schubert of North Germany’. He is frequently credited with the development of the romantic ballad into a powerful art form. Many of the ballads on this disc are masterpie ...» More
|Schubert: The Complete Songs|
'This would have been a massive project for even the biggest international label, but from a small independent … it is a miracle. An ideal Christ ...
'Please give me the complete Hyperion Schubert songs set – all 40 discs –and, in the next life, I promise I'll "re-gift" it to Schubert himself … ...» More
|Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 28 – Maarten Koningsberger & John Mark Ainsley|
'There are unknown treasures here. Anyone who hasn't invested in this vast enterprise might well begin with this volume' (Classic CD)
'Irresistible listening' (Financial Times)» More
|Schumann: The Complete Songs|
Schumann’s songs are among the greatest musical achievements of the nineteeth century, and this is the perfect release with which to mark the composer’s 200th birthday. This marvellous collection comprises Schumann’s complete songs, presented for ...» More
|Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 1 – Christine Schäfer|
'Schäfer evokes comparison with Elisabeth Schumann and with the young Elly Ameling, whom in tone and freshness of response she often resembles. In sum ...
'Her voice combines ethereal radiance and clarity with resolute, unwavering focus. Johnson's account of the piano parts is superlative [and] his bookl ...» More
|CARL LOEWE (1796-1869))|
|Der Pilgrim vor St Just, Op 99 No 3Florian Boesch (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)» More|
|FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828))|
|Die Liebe hat gelogen, D751Maarten Koningsberger (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)» More|
|Du liebst mich nicht, D756Maarten Koningsberger (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)» More|
|Der Pilgrim vor St Just, Op 99 No 3 (Loewe)|
|Die Liebe hat gelogen|
|Die Liebe hat gelogen, D751 (Schubert)|
|Du liebst mich nicht, D756 (Schubert)|
|Lass tief in dir mich lesen|
|Lieder und Gesänge IV, Op 96 (Schumann)|
|Mein Herz ist zerrissen, du liebst mich nicht!|
|Nacht ist's, und Stürme sausen für und für|