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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: 3 minutes 40 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)

Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz
composer
No 1 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
In Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz a young soldier finds himself on the way to the scaffold or the firing-squad for an unidentified crime. Here his crime is desertion, or at least going absent without leave, and the muffled drums and tight military rhythms that represent his captivity are in eloquent contrast to the freedom inherent in the alphorn, whose nostalgic call had caused him to desert his post in the first place. (Mahler directs the introduction to be played Wie eine Schalmei – ‘like a shawm’.)

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004


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