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Track(s) taken from CDH55160
Recording details: February 1983
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: January 1987
Total duration: 2 minutes 8 seconds

'Janet Baker's voice is beautifully captured' (The Monthly Guide to Recorded Music)

'Superb. A heart-warming record' (Penguin Stereo Record Guide)

'Janet Baker, à une époque ou sa voix était encore en pleine gloire, use de son timbre incomparable, de son sens dramatique inné et de son infinie souplesse à traduire les climats très contrastés de ces pages' (Classica, France)

Frühlingsmorgen
First line:
Es klopft an das Fenster der Lindenbaum
composer
No 1 of Book I of Lieder und Gesänge 'aus der Jugendzeit'
author of text

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Stephan Genz (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Introduction
This song comes from the Lieder und Gesänge of 1892, a volume that included nine early settings of texts from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, the massive collection of German folk-poetry gathered by the poets Achim von Arnim and Clemens von Brentano, which was to prove such a seminal influence in the development of Mahler’s sound-world. It also included five separate songs to other texts, but it is clear even from these that Mahler was already leaning towards an alfresco, folkloric context for his music. This is audible in the chirruping lark and humming bees of Frühlingsmorgen, a song that seems always on the verge of breaking into a full-blooded dance, but finally gives up, out of consideration for the sleeping sweetheart.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004


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'Mahler: Songs' (CDA67392)
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