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Liebst du um Schönheit
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'Mahler: Songs' (CDA67392)
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Liebst du um Schönheit
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Friedrich Rückert had been briefly set by Schubert in three songs, one of which, Dass sie hier gewesen, looks forward in its adventurous harmonic colouring to the perfumed atmosphere of Mahler and Strauss. He was also a favourite poet of Robert and Clara Schumann—Clara’s setting of Liebst du um Schönheit stands up well to comparison with Mahler’s more well-known version. In Mahler’s case, the refined sensitivity of Rückert’s poetry, with its intricate, rather contrived rhyme schemes derived from Persian and Turkish models, chimed with a newly refined vein in his own composition.

from notes by Roger Vignoles © 2004

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