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Vier Lieder, Op 96

Vier Lieder, Op 96

composer
spring-summer 1884; Vienna/Mürzzuschlag; published in February 1886

Image details:
The title page of Brahms’s Op 96, designed by Max Klinger
 
In Op 96 three Heine settings are surprisingly combined with a Daumer song. It might have been easier to think in terms of a single-poet opus, but it is clear that the sheer musical quality of one glorious Daumer setting—Wir wandelten—encouraged Brahms to package together these four works of 1884. The simple theme of the composer at his height proves more unifying than any poetic similarities or contrasts.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2015

Recordings

Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 – Ian Bostridge
CDJ3312628 August 2015 Release
Brahms & Schumann: Lieder
Studio Master: CKD443Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Brahms: Songs
CDA66444Archive Service
The organ of Westminster Cathedral
SIGCD089Download only

Details

No 1: Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht
author of text
No 1: No LXXXVIII in the Das Heimkehr section of the Buch der Lieder; No 3: Gedichtet im Herbste, first published in a magazine in 1822

Track 20 on CDJ33126 [3'18] 28 August 2015 Release
No 2: Wir wandelten, wir zwei zusammen
author of text
No 2: No XXIII from the Magyarisch section of Polydora, 1855

Track 21 on CDJ33126 [3'16] 28 August 2015 Release
Track 20 on CDA66444 [3'34] Archive Service
Track 24 on CKD443 [2'56] Download only
arranger

Track 12 on SIGCD089 CD1 [4'08] Download only
No 3: Es schauen die Blumen
author of text
No 1: No LXXXVIII in the Das Heimkehr section of the Buch der Lieder; No 3: Gedichtet im Herbste, first published in a magazine in 1822

Track 22 on CDJ33126 [1'07] 28 August 2015 Release
No 4: Meerfahrt  Mein Liebchen, wir saßen beisammen
author of text
No 1: No LXXXVIII in the Das Heimkehr section of the Buch der Lieder; No 3: Gedichtet im Herbste, first published in a magazine in 1822

Track 23 on CDJ33126 [2'37] 28 August 2015 Release

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