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Track(s) taken from CDH55389

Herbstentschluss

First line:
Trübe Wolken, Herbstesluft
composer
July 1879
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 46 seconds

Cover artwork: Watching the Geese by Paul Wilhelm Keller-Reutlingen (1854-1920)
Sotheby’s Picture Library
 
Nikolaus Lenau
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The last three Lenau songs were composed in July 1879, when Wolf had returned temporarily to his native Silesia, and they represent a definite advance in maturity of expression. The first, Herbstentschluss, is yet another wandering song, but this time the piano part is tempered by its Schubertian texture of tremolando semiquavers, and the musical momentum more surely sustained.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2002

Die letzten drei Lenau-Lieder entstanden im Juli 1879, als Wolf für kurze Zeit in sein heimatliches Schlesien zurückgekehrt war. Sie repräsentieren einen eindeutigen Fortschritt in der Reife seines Ausdrucks. Das erste, Herbstentschluss, ist ein weiteres Wanderlied, jedoch wird der Klavierpart hier durch eine Schubertsche Tremolandotextur mit Sechzehntelnoten gemäßigt, was den musikalischen Schwung erhält.

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

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