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Track(s) taken from CDH55160

Scheiden und Meiden

First line:
Es ritten drei Reiter zum Thore hinaus, Ade!
composer
No 3 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: 2 minutes 26 seconds
 
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Scheiden und Meiden  [2'26]

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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)
In Scheiden und Meiden the breezy cheerfulness of its bright hobby-horse rhythms is offset, as so often in these poems, by a darker thread, as in the third stanza (Mahler doesn’t set the second stanza), where the theme of parting brings a reference to infant mortality (‘Es scheidet das Kind wohl in der Wieg’).

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004

Was das Lied Scheiden und Meiden angeht, so wird die forsche Fröhlichkeit seiner heiteren Steckenpferd-Rhythmen wie so oft in diesen Gedichten mit einer dunkleren Thematik kontrastiert, wie etwa in der dritten Strophe (Mahler vertonte die zweite nicht), in der mit dem Thema des Scheidens auch auf die Kindersterblichkeit Bezug genommen wird („Es scheidet das Kind wohl in der Wieg“).

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

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