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Die Drossel, TrV49

First line:
Ich will ja nicht in Garten geh'n
1877; WoO34
author of text

In songs of this period Strauss seems to alternate between relatively naïve, folk-song-like settings and attempts at greater depth and atmosphere. Die Drossel is an example of the former (though it begins with a highly original cadenza for the piano to represent the thrush’s song).

from notes by Roger Vignoles 2015

In anderen Liedern dieser Zeit scheint Strauss zwischen relativ naiven, volksliedartigen Vertonungen und tiefer gehenden, atmosphärischen Werken geschwankt zu haben. Die Drossel ist ein Beispiel für den ersteren Typus (obwohl es mit einer höchst originellen Klavierkadenz beginnt, die das Lied der Drossel repräsentiert).

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Vignoles 2015
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Strauss: Songs
Strauss: The Complete Songs, Vol. 7
Studio Master: CDA68074Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 8 on CDA68074 [2'16]
Track 1 on CDH55202 [2'15]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55202 track 1

Recording date
30 April 1993
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Strauss: Songs (CDA66659)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: April 1995
    Deletion date: November 2004
    Superseded by CDH55202
  2. Strauss: Songs (CDH55202)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: March 2005
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