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Track(s) taken from CDA67866

Graf Eberstein, Op 9 Book VI No 5

First line:
Zu Speyer im Saale, da hebt sich ein Klingen
composer
1826
author of text

Florian Boesch (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recording details: May 2010
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: May 2011
Total duration: 3 minutes 1 seconds

Cover artwork: The Fisherman and the Syren: From a ballad by Goethe (1857) by Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)
© Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Reviews

'As for the singing, I cannot praise it too highly. Florian Boesch has a warmly attractive baritone voice and his diction is first class, as is his response to the word meanings. Roger Vignoles's accompaniments, too, give great pleasure in themselves, especially in the pictorial devices which Loewe so relishes. The recording, as we expect from Hyperion, is first-class … if you are new to Loewe's music, I do urge you to try this richly rewarding CD. You won't be disappointed' (Gramophone)

'Boesch's performance demonstrates huge imaginative variety in characterisation … in such ways, Boesch emulates Loewe's own reputation, singing to his own accompaniment, as an 'actor-singer'. Vignoles matches him in playing of perception in what is pretty well an ideal introduction to a fascinating figure' (BBC Music Magazine)

'There is no better introduction to this great song composer; there are scarcely any more perfect song recitals on disc' (Classical Music)
Graf Eberstein (1826) is an Uhland ballad that draws on the historical feud between the Saxon Emperor Otto I (936–973) and the counts of Eberstein. Loewe sets the tale, with its faintly risqué payoff, as a whirling Ländler that evokes Haydn’s Seasons or Mahler’s more innocent Wunderhorn songs.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2011

Graf Eberstein (1826) est une ballade de Uhland qui s’inspire de la querelle historique entre l’empereur saxon Othon Ier (936–973) et les comtes d’Eberstein. Loewe met en musique cette histoire à l’issue un peu risquée comme un Ländler tourbillonnant qui évoque Les Saisons de Haydn ou les «Wunderhorn» lieder plus innocents de Mahler.

extrait des notes rédigées par Richard Wigmore © 2011
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Graf Eberstein (1826) ist eine Uhland-Ballade, die sich auf die historische Fehde zwischen dem sächsischen Kaiser Otto I. (936–973) und den Grafen von Eberstein bezieht. Loewe vertont die Ballade mit ihrer etwas gewagten Pointe als umherwirbelnden Ländler, der an Haydns Jahreszeiten oder auch die argloseren der Wunderhorn-Lieder Mahlers erinnert.

aus dem Begleittext von Richard Wigmore © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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