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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: 1 minutes 23 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)

Ablösung im Sommer
First line:
Kukuk hat sich zu Tode gefallen
composer
No 2 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
Ablösung im Sommer is a deft example of the comic, rustic side of the Wunderhorn songs, in which the handover from cuckoo to nightingale is characterized in a shift from naïve slapstick to the sublimely lyrical in the same manner as in the comic singing-competition of Lob des hohen Verstandes in the later collection.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004


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