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Der Doppelgänger

First line:
Still ist die Nacht, es ruhen die Gassen
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Like Lachner’s, Vesque's songs need re-appraisal; unlike the far more conservative Bavarian, Vesque was drawn to greater modernity of expression. It is curious that someone who had been so highly thought-of in Vienna should be completely unknown today. He was aware that it was not possible to bask in the technical certainties of the golden days of his youth. Some of his later music seems to be straining towards an acknowledgement of such composers as Wagner, without renouncing the relationship of words to music, and that of voice to accompaniment, that had been nurtured by Schubert.

comparative Schubert listening:
Der Doppelgänger, No 13 of Schwanengesang, D957. August 1828

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 19 on CDJ33051/3 CD3 [1'55] 3CDs
Track 19 on CDS44201/40 CD40 [1'55] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDJ33051/3 disc 3 track 19

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-05319
Duration
1'55
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 3 Track 19
    Release date: March 2006
    3CDs
  2. Schubert: The Complete Songs (CDS44201/40)
    Disc 40 Track 19
    Release date: October 2005
    40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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