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Klage, WoO113
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'Beethoven: Songs' (CDA67055)
Beethoven: Songs
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'Beethoven: Songs' (GAW21055)
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Track 5 on CDA67055 [3'06]
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Klage, WoO113
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An early setting that, despite its deceptively simple outlines and such delightfully ‘naive’ effects as the doubling of right hand and voice during the first verse, touches an emotional nerve in the young composer’s psyche that was to be amongst his most enduring expressive traits – an exemplary handling of the minor mode. Following the amiable opening, the music suddenly turns dark and introspective, its quality rising proportionately. The reflective piano postlude – avoiding the hollow victory of a tierce de Picardie ending – was later to become a strong feature of Schumann’s songs in particular.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 1999

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Details for GAW21055 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-05505
Duration
3'06
Recording date
9 September 1998
Recording venue
Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Sandhausen, Germany
Recording producer
Teije van Geest
Recording engineer
Teije van Geest
Hyperion usage
  1. Beethoven: Songs (CDA67055)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: February 1999
  2. Beethoven: Songs (GAW21055)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: September 2003
    Last few CD copies remaining
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