Hyperion Records

Sehnsucht der Liebe, D180
First line:
Wie die Nacht mit heil’gem Beben
composer
published in 1894
author of text

Recordings
'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 4 – Philip Langridge' (CDJ33004)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 4 – Philip Langridge
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDJ33004  Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40  
Details
Track 7 on CDJ33004 [4'56] Archive Service; also available on CDS44201/40
Track 4 on CDS44201/40 CD6 [4'56] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Sehnsucht der Liebe, D180
Music of night and mystery is ushered in with a slow march that momentarily resembles the passacaglia figure of Der Doppelgänger in a benign incarnation. This is followed by a very much faster section in triple time. This scheme reflects the metrical plan of the poem where the first, third, fifth and seventh verses are made up of slow trochees, and the even-numbered verses contain quicker dactyls. To the passionate outpourings already familiar from other Körner settings, this song adds bold rhythmical dislocations in the left hand of the piano and even bolder modulations. The recurring words 'Sehnsucht der Liebe schlummert nie' provoke a passage of astonishing audacity and restlessness which may look harmless enough on paper, but when vocal line and throbbing chords clash the result sounds vehemently unhinged. This is well and truly a musical match for the disorientated and restless longing of Körner's poem.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1989

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Details for CDS44201/40 disc 6 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-00407
Duration
4'56
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 7
    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 4
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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