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Die schöne Müllerin, D795

composer
October to November 1823
arranger
1926

 
Leopold Godowsky inlays Schubert’s innocence with ivory and gold, with a darkening and enriching chromaticism that has enraged artists (notably Sir Clifford Curzon) of a more puritan taste. Here, it must be admitted, Schubert takes second place, and whether you consider such hyphenation elevated or debased, richly perfumed or defiled, it is hard to resist such a lavish and bejewelled tribute.

from notes by Bryce Morrison © 1999

Hat Leopold Godowsky Schuberts Unschuld mit Einlegearbeiten aus Elfenbein und Gold versehen, mit einer verdüsternden, anreichernden Chromatik, die Künstler mit eher puritanischem Geschmack (insbesondere Sir Clifford Curzon) erbost hat. Hier nimmt Schubert zugegebenermaßen einen nachgeordneten Rang ein, und ob man eine solche Kopplung nun gutheißt oder herabsetzend findet, reich parfümiert oder verschandelt, fällt es doch schwer, einem derart üppigen, juwelenbesetzten Tribut zu widerstehen.

aus dem Begleittext von Bryce Morrison © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Godowsky: Piano Music
CDH55206
Stephen Hough's New Piano Album
CDA67043

Details

No 1: Das Wandern
Track 2 on CDH55206 [2'22]
No 7: Ungeduld
Track 4 on CDH55206 [2'46]
No 8: Morgengrüss

Track-specific metadata for CDA67043 track 3

No 8: Morgengrüss
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-04303
Duration
4'04
Recording date
3 October 1998
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Mike Clements
Hyperion usage
  1. Stephen Hough's New Piano Album (CDA67043)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: October 1999
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