Liebeständelei, D206

First line:
Süsses Liebchen! Komm’ zu mir!
composer
published in 1872
author of text

 
This delightful Singspiel aria is reminiscent of some of the mildly risqué and erotic German songs of Haydn. Beethoven's Der Kuss also comes to mind. There is a cheeky piquant quality here that has more to do with the eighteenth century (Hogarth and Tom Jones) than with German romanticism. The predatory nature of the flirtation is shown by the drawn-out note on the final 'Lass … dich küssen': it is the springboard off which the pouncing pianist is propelled into action (on the singer's behalf) in the tiny postlude.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1989

Recordings

Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/4040CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 4 – Philip Langridge
CDJ33004Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40Download currently discounted

Details

Track 5 on CDJ33004 [2'00] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 22 on CDS44201/40 CD6 [2'00] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDJ33004 track 5

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-00405
Duration
2'00
Recording date
12 September 1988
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. 4 – Philip Langridge (CDJ33004)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: December 1989
    Deletion date: June 2009
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 6 Track 22
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)