Der Fischer

First line:
Das Wasser rauscht’, das Wasser schwoll
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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 Fischer D225. 5 July 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 20 on CDJ33051/3 CD3 [4'17] 3CDs
Track 20 on CDS44201/40 CD40 [4'17] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

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