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Track(s) taken from CDJ33051/3

Die Einsame

First line:
Blumen nur und fromme Lieder
composer
author of text

Susan Gritton (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
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: 3 minutes 21 seconds
 
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Reviews

'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)
This song was published as a supplement to the Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode in March 1824. As a regular reader of this periodical at this time it is likely that Schubert glanced at the piece at the very least. The style is clearly influenced by the prevailing taste for the arietta of Italian bel canto with alternating majore (sic) and minore sections. The poet Anton Pannasch was a professional soldier, born in Brussels to an Austrian military family; he saw action against Napoleon in Poland, and eventually became head of the Viennese National Guard. He was an extremely prolific poet whose work was likely to have been taken more seriously by members of the establishment (like Gyrowetz) than by Schubert’s circle.

from notes by Graham Johnson 2006

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