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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDJ33051/3
Recording details: October 2004
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: October 2005
Total duration: 1 minutes 7 seconds

'This enterprising, often revelatory set should intrigue and delight anyone interested in the development of the Lied' (Gramophone)

'Since making music with friends was Schubert's whole raison d'etre, this 3-CD box is an inspired idea … Led by the soprano Susan Gritton, the performances are pure A-list' (The Independent)

'Anyone who loves lieder will find here a rich, diverse, and delightful offering. There isn't a bad song among the 81 songs by 40 composers who wrote during Schubert's lifetime, and there's a lot of fine music here by well-known and also practically unknown composers and poets. The singing is consistently excellent… Anyone interested in this genre wll find here a broad-ranging and generous collection' (American Record Guide)

'If 81 songs are too many to mention individually, sufficient variety exists and enough songs are receiving a first recording for this set to be indispensable for anyone interested in the genre' (International Record Review)

'Graham Johnson once again demonstrates that he has few peers today in his combined function as scholar-musician' (Fanfare, USA)

Rastlose Liebe
First line:
Dem Schnee, dem Regen
author of text

Reichardt set this poem twice. This version, the first, appeared as No 18 of Lyrische Gedichte (1794). The marking is Feurig und stark deklamiert, the music exceptional for the inexorable rise of one and a half octaves—step by step from D above middle C to top A—in the opening thirteen bars of the vocal line; this is supported by an accompaniment of ceaselessly oscillating semiquavers. The music generates a kind of wild energy that is not dissimilar to Schubert’s song of twenty-one years later, and it is even more demanding for the singer. Reichardt’s second version, a rather less stormy piece in C minor, was printed in 1808 as a supplement to the Viennese periodical Prometheus.

comparative Schubert listening:
Rastlose Liebe D138. 19 May 1815

from notes by Graham Johnson 2006

Other albums featuring this work
'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
MP3 £130.00FLAC £130.00ALAC £130.00Buy by post £150.00 CDS44201/40  40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)  
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