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Track(s) taken from CDJ33004
Recording details: September 1988
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1989
Total duration: 3 minutes 6 seconds

'Performed with wonderful artistry by Langridge and Johnson' (Gramophone)

'A constant joy' (Hi-Fi News)

'A highly enjoyable disc and an ideal next step for those touched by the magic of Müllerin or Winterreise' (Opera Now)

'A wonderful recording … delivered with such style and conviction that you almost feel Schubert is speaking directly to you' (The Audio Critic, USA, USA)

'An absorbing hour-and-a-half or more of rich musical experience. This is a wholly exceptional Lieder record which must be a strong contender for an annual award' (Music and Musicians)

Liebesrausch, D179
First line:
Dir, Mädchen, schlägt mit leisem Beben
Second version; published in 1872
author of text

This song has some of the pulsating magic of Nähe des Geliebten written a few months earlier. The glory of it lies in the impassioned and taut vocal line (which irresistibly recalls Ungeduld from Die schöne Müllerin) and the chromatic vigour of the underpinning bass. The movement of the rich and significant inner voices in the postlude brings Nähe des Geliebten, as well as the opening of Memnon, to mind). There is rapture and pain here a-plenty with wrenching modulations which make this seem very much a young man's music. A picture of Körner himself is obviously in the composer's mind. Having captured his essence, Schubert set about writing another song on the same day which is equally evocative of Körner's mercurial personality, Sehnsucht der Liebe.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1989

Other albums featuring this work
'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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