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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: 4 minutes 30 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)

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

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Stephan Genz (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Introduction  EnglishDeutsch
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


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