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Morgenlied, D381

First line:
Die Frohe neubelebte Flur
composer
published in 1895
author of text

Elizabeth Connell (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: September 1988
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1989
Total duration: 2 minutes 4 seconds
 
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Reviews

'Once more Graham Johnson puts us in his debt by his considered juxtaposition of apposite songs and by bringing to notice pieces, not to say masterpieces, that have been unduly neglected. Elizabeth Connell is at her very best here' (Gramophone)

'A must for all Schubertians' (American Record Guide)

'I have never heard Elizabeth Connell's voice more beautifully caught on disc than in this Schubert series' (The Guardian)

'14 of Schubert's most verdant Lieder, presented with a purity of voice which matches their purity of heart' (The Times)
A tiny hymn written on the same day as a companion Abendlied (D382); both songs have an unknown (and possibly the same) author. The opening notes suggest a Papageno aria, but the piece then progresses with well-crafted decorum. The date of composition suggests the schoolroom even more than that of Täglich zu singen. The symmetry of beginning and ending a school day with a songs seems entirely likely. In February 1816 Schubert was very much still with his nose to the teacher's grindstone. It seems he wanted to leave home even at the cost of leaving Vienna: he made an unsuccessful application for a job as a school music teacher in Laibach, or Ljubljana as it is today. The thought of a Yugoslavian dimension to Schubert's story (as there was in Wolf's, who was born and brought up there) is a curious one.

from notes by Graham Johnson 1989

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