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Track(s) taken from CDJ33051/3

Es rauschen die Winde, S294 First version

composer
1845; LW N33
author of text

Mark Padmore (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: March 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 18 seconds
 
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Es rauschen die Winde S294 First version  [3'18]

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Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)

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)
The Berlin critic Ludwig Rellstab published a compilation of reviews and newspaper articles about Liszt in 1842 as a result of the concerts that made Liszt a phenomenon comparable to today’s biggest rock stars. In Rellstab’s words, Liszt would leave Berlin ‘not like a king, but as a king’. Three years later, Liszt set a poem by Rellstab, Es rauschen die Winde, that Schubert had earlier set to music under the title ‘Herbst’ (Autumn), D945, its theme the perennial comparison of autumn to old age and the approach of death. In Liszt’s first version, the persona is agitated and desperate, with certain figures that recall Schubert’s persona in ‘Der stürmische Morgen’ from Winterreise. The memory of springtime in parallel major mode (another song-within-a-song) also seems Schubertian in origin, proof that major mode can be as tragic as minor mode in the hands of great composers.

from notes by Susan Youens 2010

1842 veröffentlichte der Berliner Musikkritiker Ludwig Rellstab eine Sammlung von Rezensionen und Zeitungsartikeln über Liszt und seine Konzerte, die aus ihm eine nach heutigen Maßstäben mit den größten Rockstars vergleichbare Berühmtheit machten. Rellstab zufolge verließ Liszt Berlin „nicht wie ein König, sondern als König“. Drei Jahre später vertonte Liszt Rellstabs Gedicht Es rauschen die Winde, das bereits von Schubert unter dem Titel „Herbst“ (D945) vertont worden war und den üblichen Vergleich zwischen Herbst, Alter und nahendem Tod bemüht. In Liszts erster Version ist die Person erregt und verzweifelt mit ähnlichen Ausdrucksmitteln wie in Schuberts „Der stürmische Morgen“ aus der Winterreise. Die Erinnerung an den Frühling in der parallelen Dur-Tonart (ein weiteres Lied im Lied) klingt ebenfalls an Schubert an, was beweist, dass große Komponisten auch Dur so tragisch wie Moll klingen lassen können.

aus dem Begleittext von Susan Youens 2010
Deutsch: Henning Weber

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Liszt: The Complete Songs, Vol. 1 – Matthew Polenzani
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