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Der Liebende, WoO139
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Throughout his career Beethoven was prone not only to artistic leaps forward, but also to fond reflections of past achievements. Der Liebende clearly belongs in the latter category, for despite a suggestion in the harmonies of the variation (middle) movement of the ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata (1803), there is little here that implies an affinity with such contemporaneous triumphs as the Op 75 songs, the ‘Harp’ String Quartet or the ‘Les Adieux’ Piano Sonata. There is an unmistakably Schubertian feel to Der Liebende, yet this delightful plaisanterie does little more than scratch the surface of the powerful emotions expressed in the poem.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 1999

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Details for GAW21055 track 4
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ISRC
GB-AJY-99-05504
Duration
2'26
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 4
    Release date: February 1999
  2. Beethoven: Songs (GAW21055)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: September 2003
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