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Track(s) taken from CDH55389

Traurige Wege

First line:
Bin mit dir im Wald gegangen
January 1878
author of text

Stephan Genz (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recording details: February 2002
Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Sandhausen, Germany
Produced by Teije van Geest
Engineered by Teije van Geest
Release date: November 2002
Total duration: 4 minutes 57 seconds

Cover artwork: Watching the Geese by Paul Wilhelm Keller-Reutlingen (1854-1920)
Sotheby’s Picture Library

Traurige Wege from January 1878 is heavy, not to say melodramatic in mood. It portrays a pair of unconsolable lovers unable to find comfort in their surroundings—even in a churchyard, with its sleeping graves (evoked by Wolf with a nice touch of hymn-tune solemnity).

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2002

Traurige Wege und Nächtliche Wanderung entstanden im darauffolgenden Winter 1878 und haben beide eine schwere, um nicht zu sagen melodramatische Stimmung. Ersteres handelt von einem untröstlichen Liebespaar, das in seiner Umgebung keinen Beistand finden kann—selbst der Friedhof (den Wolf mit einer gelungenen, kirchenliedhaften Feierlichkeit darstellt) kann mit seinen schlafenden Gräbern den beiden keine Ruhe gewähren.

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Vignoles © 2002
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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