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Heidenröslein, Op 53 No 1

First line:
Sah ein Knab’ ein Röslein stehn
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This song opens Tomášek’s first volume, and it stands at the head of the collection. There are more daring songs in these books, but this elegant andantino looks back to the eighteenth century and the time when Goethe wrote the poem. It is in fact less strophic than Schubert’s (with a change to the minor key at ‘Und der wilde Knabe brach’) and the accompaniment has many more notes. Nevertheless its Mozartian style was no doubt intended to please the poet, for Tomášek, like Goethe, was noted for his veneration of Mozart above all other composers.

comparative Schubert listening:
Heidenröslein D257. 19 August 1815

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 2 on CDJ33051/3 CD2 [2'33] 3CDs
Track 2 on CDS44201/40 CD39 [2'33] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44201/40 disc 39 track 2

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-05202
Duration
2'33
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 2 Track 2
    Release date: March 2006
    3CDs
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 39 Track 2
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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