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Kalbeck, Max (1850-1921)

Max Kalbeck

born: 4 January 1850
died: 4 May 1921
country: Germany

Max Kalbeck was a member of the Brahms inner circle. There was no one quite like him in the history of the Lied: he was a musicologist (born in Breslau) who wrote the biography Johannes Brahms (still unsurpassed in detail, and published in eight volumes) as well as being capable of more than decent poetry. The position that Kalbeck occupied in music and letters was thus an unusual one, and he became a prolific critic and writer of articles for the leading Viennese newspapers.

from notes by Graham Johnson 2010


Brahms & Schumann: Voices of the Night
CDA66053Archive Service
Brahms: Songs
CDA66444Archive Service
Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 1 – Angelika Kirchschlager
Brahms: Zigeunerlieder
Schubert: Der Wanderer & other songs
Studio Master: CDA68010Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Schumann & Brahms: Voices of the Night
CDA66053Archive Service

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Das Heimweh, D456 (Schubert)
Fünf Gesänge, Op 104 (Brahms)
Leblos gleitet Blatt um Blatt  
Letztes Glück  
Oft in einsam stillen Stunden  
Sechs Lieder, Op 86 (Brahms)
Störe nicht den leisen Schlummer  

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