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Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D396

First line:
Horch – wie Murmeln des empörten Meeres
composer
March 1816; fragment first published in 1975
author of text

 
There is nothing wrong with the musical inspiration behind this first attempt to set Schiller's mighty poem, but it is easy to see why the composer loses heart: he is using up too much of the poem too quickly to place the final result on a canvas imposing enough for the song's subject. In the second version Schubert takes 23 bars to reach the point in the poem covered by only 14 here. The harmonic sequence, changing once in each bar, is effective, but it fails to plumb the depths of the Underworld. It is just possible that more of the song existed once and has been lost, but when we compare it with the second version we have every reason to suppose that Schubert knew he could do better.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1991

Recordings

Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/4040CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 14 – Thomas Hampson
CDJ33014

Details

Track 3 on CDJ33014 [0'31]
Track 6 on CDS44201/40 CD13 [0'31] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44201/40 disc 13 track 6

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-92-01403
Duration
0'31
Recording date
8 October 1991
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 13 Track 6
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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