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Abendlied unterm gestirntem Himmel, WoO150
First line:
Wenn die Sonne niedersinket
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'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Songs by Schubert's contemporaries' (CDJ33051/3)
Songs by Schubert's contemporaries
Details
Track 19 on CDJ33051/3 CD1 [4'33] 3CDs
Track 19 on CDS44201/40 CD38 [4'33] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Abendlied unterm gestirntem Himmel, WoO150
This is a late Beethoven song, almost his last, and was published as a supplement to the Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode for 4 March 1820. How proud Schubert must have been when his own Die Forelle appeared in the same publication in December of the same year. This is music of unaccountable majesty; any other composer would make something banal out of these rather ordinary chord progressions dressed up in rather hackneyed throbbing triplets. And yet, seemingly as a result of sheer willpower, the composer has created something worthy of these exalted poetic images—he conjures a vista of sound with the broadest horizons. Schubert was obviously very taken with this music; there exists a copy of part of this song in his own hand, transposed (perhaps for Vogl) from E major into D major. There is nothing at all known about the poet Heinrich Goeble, or where Beethoven found the text.

from notes by Graham Johnson 2006

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Details for CDJ33051/3 disc 1 track 19
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ISRC
GB-AJY-06-05119
Duration
4'33
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 19
    Release date: March 2006
    3CDs
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 38 Track 19
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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