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Track(s) taken from CDJ33023

Das Grab, D377

First line:
Das Grab ist tief und stille
Third setting; first published by J P Gotthard in 1872
author of text

The London Schubert Chorale, Stephen Layton (conductor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: September 1994
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: May 1995
Total duration: 2 minutes 3 seconds


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This chorus was written within a few days of Der Tod Oscars, and makes a suitably lachrymose commentary on the field of carnage with which that ballad ended. It is the third time that Schubert had attempted to set this text chorally, and not the last Schubert's interest in the other poetry of Salis-Seewis (there are four solo settings) seems to have been initiated by the extravagant care that he took to set this poem in different ways. This C minor setting is perhaps the most austere of the five different versions; it seems almost drained of feeling in its graveside grief.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1995

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