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Track(s) taken from CDH55202

Lass ruhn die Toten, TrV50

First line:
Es steht ein altes Gemäuer
composer
1877; WoO35
author of text

Marie McLaughlin (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: April 1993
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1995
Total duration: 3 minutes 39 seconds

Cover artwork: Photograph of Marie McLaughlin by Christian Steiner
 

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Günter Haumer (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano) April 2015 Release
In songs of this period Strauss seems to alternate between relatively naïve, folk-song-like settings and attempts at greater depth and atmosphere. Lass ruhn die Toten is an example of the latter, successfully invoking time and place, especially in the broken, silence-filled gestures of the piano introduction.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2015

In anderen Liedern dieser Zeit scheint Strauss zwischen relativ naiven, volksliedartigen Vertonungen und tiefer gehenden, atmosphärischen Werken geschwankt zu haben. Lass ruhn die Toten hingegen entspricht dem letzteren Typus, wobei Zeit und Ort sehr erfolgreich dargestellt werden, insbesondere in den gebrochenen, von Stille markierten Gesten der Klaviereinleitung.

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Vignoles © 2015
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Other albums featuring this work

Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 7
CDA6807430 March 2015 Release
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