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Lass ruhn die Toten, TrV50

First line:
Es steht ein altes Gemäuer
1877; WoO35
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. Lass ruhn die Toten is an example of the latter, successfully invoking time and place, especially in the broken, silence-filled gestures of the piano introduction.

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. Lass ruhn die Toten hingegen entspricht dem letzteren Typus, wobei Zeit und Ort sehr erfolgreich dargestellt werden, insbesondere in den gebrochenen, von Stille markierten Gesten der Klaviereinleitung.

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 9 on CDA68074 [2'36]
Track 7 on CDH55202 [3'39]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55202 track 7

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 7
    Release date: April 1995
    Deletion date: November 2004
    Superseded by CDH55202
  2. Strauss: Songs (CDH55202)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: March 2005
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