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Fünf Lieder, Op 15

First line:
Ins Joch beug' ich den Nacken demutvoll
composer
Nos 1 & 5: ?1886; Nos 2-4: 1886; Nos 2 & 5 dedicated to the composer's aunt, Johanna Pschorr

Christopher Maltman (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recording details: January 2008
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: February 2009
Total duration: 3 minutes 2 seconds

Cover artwork: Moonlight Walk by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)
Private Collection / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
1
Madrigal  Ins Joch beug' ich den Nacken demutvoll  [3'02]
2
Winternacht  Mit Regen und Sturmgebrause  [1'41]
3
Lob des Leidens  O, schmäht des Lebens Leiden nicht!  [2'20]
4
Aus den Liedern der Trauer  Dem Herzen ähnlich, wenn es lang  [1'45]
5
Heimkehr  Leiser schwanken die Äste  [2'17]

Reviews

'There's a special refinement here that Fischer-Dieskau did not always capture … unexpected notes of smoky mystery, youthful defiance and solidarity with the working man characterise the settings of Richard Dehmel' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Strauss is so closely associated with the soprano voice that it is useful to be reminded how his rhapsodically lyrical style can be beautifully suited to baritone and bass too … both [Maltman and Miles] sing with great sensitivity and imaginative word-colouring' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Maltman has the lion's share, his molasses-rich lower range and walnut-polished upper melting into the ethereal Am Ufer and finding gruff humour in Das Lied des Steinkopfers. Alastair Miles' robust, sensitive bass excelts in Im Spätboot, perfectly capturing the eerie, dark atmosphere of Strauss's weary boat passenger' (The Times)

'Roger Vignoles can do no wrong in my book, his playing as adept and fresh as ever, strolling through his prime… this is a worthy issue … Strauss deserves no less' (Audiophile Audition, USA)