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Track(s) taken from CDH55160

Nicht wiedersehen!

First line:
Und nun ade, mein herzallerliebster Schatz!
composer
No 4 of Book III of Lieder und Gesänge 'aus der Jugendzeit'
author of text
Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
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: 4 minutes 30 seconds
 
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Nicht wiedersehen!  [4'30]

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Stephan Genz (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)

Reviews

'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)
A grief-stricken tread pervades Nicht Wiedersehen!, which describes the situation, common to many folksong traditions, where a lover returns from a journey to find his sweetheart has died in his absence. Here again the mature Mahler is foreshadowed, in the poignant major-minor shifts and melody in parallel thirds as well as the dissonant and agonized repetitions of ‘Ade!’.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004

Ein tieftrauriger Grundton durchzieht Nicht Wiedersehen!, in dem die vielen Volksliedtraditionen gemeinsame Situation eines Liebenden beschrieben wird, der von einer Reise zurückkehrt, um zu erfahren, daß die Geliebte in seiner Abwesenheit gestorben ist. Auch hier wirft in den wehmütigen Dur-Moll-Wechseln, der von Terzparallelen begleiteten Melodie sowie den dissonanten und qualvollen Wiederholungen von „Ade!“ der reife Stil Mahlers seine Schatten voraus.

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Vignoles © 2004
Deutsch: Bettina Reinke-Welsh

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