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Track(s) taken from CDA67130

Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater dolorosa

First line:
Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche
22 August - 9 September 1878
author of text

Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: February 2000
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: May 2001
Total duration: 5 minutes 53 seconds

Cover artwork: Eros and Ganymede by Alfred Coke (fl1869-1893)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'The single most welcome element in this recital is Johnson's setting of a pace for each song which perfectly reconciles the demands of Wolf's minutely specific instructions with the character of McGreevy’s soprano … Revelatory' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Hyperion's exemplary devotion to the art of the German Lied continues with this fine recording' (The Sunday Times)

'I wept for joy, I wept with grief, I laughed until the tears fell down – a significant proportion of Wolf's greatest work has been radiantly re-created for the age of digital. Highest recommendation, or hochbeglückt in diese Schallplatte!' (Fanfare, USA)