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Ich denke dein

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According to Josef von Spaun, Salieri did not think highly of German as a language for musical setting, despite the fact, again according to Spaun, that he had met both Goethe and Schiller personally (Goethe was certainly an admirer of Salieri’s operas). He composed some Singspiele in German, of course, and he seems to have taken up the poetry of Schiller late in life, even to the extent of recommending some of the poems to be set as exercises by his pupil Schubert. The Matthisson setting recorded here was published as a supplement to the Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode in September 1825; the composer himself had died in May of that year. It was a work that Salieri had held back from publication in his lifetime; whether it was written before or after Schubert’s Andenken (a work that may well have been discussed in a lesson) we shall never know. The cast of the vocal line, and the use of the soprano clef, shows old-fashioned musical manners; perhaps this music was written much earlier (possibly contemporary with Beethoven’s Andenken, published 1810).

comparative Schubert listening:
Andenken D99. April 1814

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2006

Recordings

Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/4040CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Songs by Schubert's contemporaries
CDJ33051/33CDs

Details

Track 7 on CDJ33051/3 CD1 [2'10] 3CDs
Track 7 on CDS44201/40 CD38 [2'10] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44201/40 disc 38 track 7

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ISRC
GB-AJY-06-05107
Duration
2'10
Recording date
13 October 2004
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs by Schubert's contemporaries (CDJ33051/3)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: March 2006
    3CDs
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 38 Track 7
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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