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Track(s) taken from CDJ33007

Stimme der Liebe, D187

First line:
Abendgewölke schweben hell
First version; first published in 1894
author of text

Elly Ameling (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: August 1989
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1990
Total duration: 2 minutes 11 seconds


'An extraordinarily rewarding sequence of 24 songs' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'An exciting voyage of discovery' (The Guardian)

'Delightful interpretive insight and authentic enunciation of the language make for a memorable recording' (CDReview)
As always, when Schubert is in this serene type of mood we are tempted to think of Mozart, and one need not go much further than the letter duet from Le Nozze di Figaro to find the influence here. There are one or two felicitous touches apart from the ease and inevitability of the melody: the chromatic introduction seems to be entirely suitable to depict the floating of the evening clouds, and the chirp of cricket song is painted not only by drier arpeggii in the accompaniment, but by a fanciful plunge from an F to a surprising B natural in the vocal line on the third appearance of the words 'zirpt im Kraute das Heimchen'. The second version from 1816 is entirely different in every respect.from notes by Graham Johnson © 1989

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