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Lied aus Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre 'Kennst du das Land?'

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This is an attractive setting, in a spacious C major, of a poem that Beethoven had already set very differently and published in 1810. As commanding as that version is, Krufft obviously preferred a more feminine accompaniment of flowing triplets for his Mignon, in contrast to the granite-like qualities of Beethoven’s crotchets and quavers doubling the voice. And instead of the sectional feel of the Beethoven and Schubert settings (where the cries of ‘Dahin!’ initiate a new musical section and change of tempo) Krufft attempts to integrate the whole strophe into a single musical whole.

comparative Schubert listening:
Mignons Gesang „Kennst du das Land?“ D321. 23 October 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 5 on CDJ33051/3 CD2 [3'18] 3CDs
Track 5 on CDS44201/40 CD39 [3'18] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDJ33051/3 disc 2 track 5

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ISRC
GB-AJY-06-05205
Duration
3'18
Recording date
24 August 2001
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 5
    Release date: March 2006
    3CDs
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 39 Track 5
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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