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Track(s) taken from CDA68010

Das Heimweh, D456

First line:
Oft in einsam stillen Stunden
July 1816; first published in 1887
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Florian Boesch (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
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Recording details: November 2012
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by David Hinitt
Release date: February 2014
Total duration: 2 minutes 55 seconds

Cover artwork: The Wanderer Above the Sea of Mist (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)


'Florian Boesch is the kind of baritone who, once heard, makes you want to hear him in any and all repertoire appropriate to his voice. A more alluringly rich voice than Christian Gerhaher’s is hard to imagine until hearing Boesch, who has a greater capacity for soft singing, maintaining an interpretatively interesting tone even in pianissimos … Boesch isn’t the sort of singer who tells you what to think or feel in this music. He lays it out with hugely attractive (and protracted) clarity and then lets you enter the music a fuller participant' (Gramophone)

'Boesch's singing is faultless: he's in fine voice and marvellously alert to every verbal nuance, without ever fracturing the line for the sake of the text. Vignoles, playing some of Schubert's most taxing accompaniments, tirelessly matches his every emotional shift. Very fine' (The Guardian)» More

'Florian Boesch and Roger Vignoles are two of the best performers of Lieder in our time … Boesch sings with the gentle sadness which pervades most of the songs that follow, his rich, true baritone voice reflective rather than assertive, the words all the more moving for the restraint with which they are delivered … this fine disc, pervaded with sadness though it is, has a great deal to offer those who love Schubert’s songs. There is an excellent booklet note by Richard Wigmore, and his own very good translations' (International Record Review)» More

'The Romantic outsider fated or choosing to live beyond the bounds of society is the main theme of this striking collection. Boesch, who recently released a powerfully convincing Schöne Müllerin cycle, has an ideal voice, at once dark and dazzling, and his accompanist —except that Schubert's rich, inventive piano parts are so much more than accompaniments—is perfect' (The Sunday Times)» More
A solitary exile’s yearning for ‘der Heimat Frieden’—the peace of my native land—is the theme of Das Heimweh, derived from verses by the Dresden poet and journalist Theodor Hell, nom de plume of Karl Gottfried Winkler. Like so much that Schubert wrote in 1816, this little-known song, in strophic form (i.e. with the same music for each verse), combines a chaste, Classical grace with a Romantic sensibility, its mood of unassuaged longing set by the chromatically oblique piano introduction.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2014

L’aspiration nostalgique de l’exilé solitaire à «der Heimat Frieden» («la paix de la patrie»): voilà le thème de Das Heimweh, composé sur des vers du poète et journaliste dresdois Theodor Hell, nom de plume de Karl Gottfried Winkler. Comme tant d’œuvres schubertiennes de l’année 1816, ce lied méconnu de forme strophique (i.e. avec la même musique pour chaque strophe), marie à une grâce chaste, classique, une sensibilité romantique—l’œuvre voit son aspiration inassouvie instaurée par l’introduction pianistique, chromatiquement indirecte.

extrait des notes rédigées par Richard Wigmore © 2014
Français: Hypérion

Die Sehnsucht eines einsamen Vertriebenen nach „der Heimat Frieden“ ist das Thema von Das Heimweh, das zu den Versen des Dresdener Dichters und Journalisten Karl Gottlieb Theodor Winkler, alias Theodor Hell, entstand. Wie so viele Werke, die Schubert im Jahre 1816 komponierte, steht auch dieses kaum bekannte Lied in Strophenform und es wird eine schlichte klassische Anmut mit romantischer Empfindsamkeit verbunden; die Stimmung ist eine der ungestillten Sehnsucht, die durch die chromatisch-verdeckte Klaviereinleitung erzeugt wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Richard Wigmore © 2014
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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