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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 17 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)

Phantasie aus Don Juan
First line:
Das Mägdlein trat aus dem Fischerhaus
composer
No 5 of Book I of Lieder und Gesänge 'aus der Jugendzeit'
author of text
Don Juan
translator of text

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Stephan Genz (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Introduction  EnglishDeutsch
The Phantasie aus Don Juan instructs the pianist to imitate the sound of a harp. Its plangent melody and verbal repetitions such as ‘Im Herzen! Im Herzen!’ also suggest a folksong, and though the text may be Spanish in origin, the character of deep melancholy and personal identification—there is no doubt that the singer’s own heart has been caught like many others in the fishergirl’s net—was one that Mahler was to exploit with increasing success throughout his composing career.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004


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