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Luisens Antwort, D319
First line:
Wohl weinen Gottes Engel
composer
first published in 1895
author of text

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'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 7 – Elly Ameling' (CDJ33007)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 7 – Elly Ameling
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Track 20 on CDJ33007 [3'45] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 10 on CDS44201/40 CD11 [3'45] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Luisens Antwort, D319
On the same day as setting Ida, Schubert turned to Luisa. It was to be the last of his many Kosegarten settings of the year. The poem is Kosegarten's artistic reply to a poem by Klamer Schmidt, Trennungslied which Mozart set in 1787 as Das Lied der Trennung, one of his most beautiful songs. This poem begins with the lines 'Die Engel Gottes weinen, wo Liebende sich trennen' and bemoans the parting of the lovers as seen by the man. Kosegarten here attempted to see the situation from the girl's point of view. Although Mozart wrote his song in semiquavers and Schubert quavers, there is no doubt that the younger composer had the 'Bewegung' of Mozart's song in mind, and that his song is intended as a sort of companion piece. Even the melodic line has something of the same shape, and the key of B flat minor (unusual for Schubert) is related, as if in fugal or imitative reply, to Mozart's key of F minor. There are no less than nineteen verses printed in the Gesamtausgabe of which we perform the first, seventh, eighteenth and last.

Ludwig Theogul Kosegarten, born in Mecklenburg, was the son of a pastor. He took holy orders after a period of study at Greifswald University and worked as a teacher and in the church before he took the chair of theology at his old university. He wrote most of his poems before he was thirty, and had a flirtation with Sturm und Drang. In later years he was famous for two epics in sentimental style written in hexameters. His Legenden were influential on the work of the Swiss poet Gottfried Keller.

from notes by Graham Johnson 1989

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Details for CDS44201/40 disc 11 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-00720
Duration
3'45
Recording date
18 August 1989
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 7 Elly Ameling (CDJ33007)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: December 1990
    Deletion date: January 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 11 Track 10
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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