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Süsses Begräbnis, Op 62 Book I No 4

First line:
Schäferin, ach, wie haben
composer
published in 1837
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: 2 minutes 38 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)
Süsses Begräbnis comes from a set of twelve settings of Friedrich Rückert published in 1837, and is a tender elegy.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2011

Süsses Begräbnis provient d’un recueil de douze poèmes de Friedrich Rückert que Loewe a mis en musique et qui ont été publiés en 1837 et est une tendre élégie.

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

Süsses Begräbnis stammt aus einem Band mit zwölf Rückert-Liedern, der 1837 herausgegeben wurde und ist eine zarte Elegie.

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