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Herbst
Lachner’s songs are the clearest audible evidence of his closeness to Schubert, and his absorption of the Schubert style. Most of his songs were written in Vienna two or three years after Schubert’s death. Lachner is audacious enough to set texts from Schubert’s Schwanengesang (perhaps in conscious homage) but Ständchen and Das Fischermädchen are beautiful songs in their own right, as is the Rellstab setting Herbst with the additional colour, ideal for an autumnal evocation, of an obbligato cello. Perhaps the most Schubertian song of all, Nachtigall with its sweet melancholy in the major key, has a text which Schubert never set, by Bauernfeld, a member of the Schubert circle whose poetry (apart from Shakespeare translations and the libretto for the opera Der Graf von Gleichen) was set only once by the composer (Der Vater mit dem Kind, D906).

comparative Schubert listening:
Herbst D945. April 1828

from notes by Graham Johnson 2006

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Details for CDJ33051/3 disc 3 track 17
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-05317
Duration
3'21
Recording date
12 March 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 3 Track 17
    Release date: March 2006
    3CDs
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 40 Track 17
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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