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Track(s) taken from CDA67392

Ich atmet' einen linden Duft!

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Stephan Genz (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recording details: January 2003
Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Sandhausen, Germany
Release date: October 2004
Total duration: 2 minutes 22 seconds
 
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Ich atmet' einen linden Duft!  [2'22]

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Reviews

'This disc shows Stephan Genz entering his fourth decade with all the light suppleness and ardour of his youthful recordings, but now with darker colours and firmer bass ballast folding into his baritone. His intuitive musical partnership with Roger Vignoles is as sentient and perceptive as ever; and together they uncover the dark, sensual mysteries of the late-Rommantic response to the natural world' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A rich sonorous eloquence from Genz, while Vignoles musters a full range of orchestral colours. Piano accompaniment lends these works a more personal, intimate feel, turning this generous disc into a pensive, rewarding journey through the many complex moods of Mahler's inner life' (The Observer)

'Even in this golden age of Lieder singers, Stephan Genz has few rivals for easeful beauty of tone and acuteness of insight' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Stephen Genz is an excellent light baritone whose timbre reminds me sometimes of one of his teachers, Dietrich Fischer-Diskau, and whose interpretations are like Fischer-Diskau's earlier ones,before he began to over-interpret … highly recommended' (American Record Guide)

'This is an extremely enjoyable disc, which casts a lot of light on even those songs of Mahler which were written to be accompanied orchestrally … Genz is singing a cycle to which he is utterly suited, and the effect is magical' (International Record Review)

'Stephen Genz relies on subtle shading, verbal refinement and a lightness of touch to interpret a generous selection of Mahlerian masterpieces' (Classic FM Magazine)

'What surpassingly magnificent music this is, and what a superbly intelligent display of Western high-art at its most poignant from Genz and Vignoles. I just can't stop playing the disc. Endless pleasure, endless sorrow, endless beauty' (Fanfare, USA)
Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft is an expression of serene happiness that seems to be inherent in its implied orientalism, later to be echoed of course in the Chinese-based songs of his great orchestral song cycle/symphony Das Lied von der Erde.

from notes by Roger Vignoles 2004

Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft handelt sich um eine Äußerung gelassenen Glücks, die dem implizierten Orientalismus des Liedes innezuwohnen scheint, einem Orientalismus, der natürlich später in Mahlers auf dem Chinesischen basierenden großen orchestralen Liederzyklus/Symphonie Das Lied von der Erde widerklingen sollte.

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

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