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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDJ33051/3
Recording details: August 2001
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: October 2005
Total duration: 1 minutes 6 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)

Wonne der Wehmut
First line:
Trocknet nicht, trocknet nicht
composer
author of text

Introduction
Dietrichstein, like a number of the highly educated aristocracy of the time, was a decent amateur composer. In 1811 he published XVI Lieder von Göthe and sent them to the poet who replied with the genial civility due to someone of the composer’s station. The music is in undemanding style but it shows cultivated taste. It is likely that the spaciousness and tempo of the song, as well as the repetition of the opening words, owe something to the famous Beethoven setting of this text that was published in 1810.

comparative Schubert listening:
Wonne der Wehmut D260. 20 August 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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