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Wonne der Wehmut, Op 83 No 1
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A warm-hearted, sublimely understated setting that finds Beethoven at his most poetically subtle, especially when at the end the suggestion of falling tears in the piano accompaniment becomes slightly less free-flowing than has formerly been the case. So too the constant breaks in the vocal line allow the piano to ponder further on what is being sung. Most effective of all is the major-key setting which perfectly encapsulates the poem’s central theme of finding joy through sadness.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 1999

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Details for GAW21055 track 14
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ISRC
GB-AJY-99-05514
Duration
2'32
Recording date
9 September 1998
Recording venue
Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Sandhausen, Germany
Recording producer
Teije van Geest
Recording engineer
Teije van Geest
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  1. Beethoven: Songs (CDA67055)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: February 1999
  2. Beethoven: Songs (GAW21055)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: September 2003
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