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Track(s) taken from CDJ33008

Hochzeitslied, D463

First line:
Will singen euch im alten Ton
August 1816; first published in 1895
author of text

Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: May 1989
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1990
Total duration: 2 minutes 33 seconds


'Walker, in probing, glowing form throughout, closes this long and profoundly satisfying recital with a hair-raising account of Erlkönig' (The Daily Telegraph)

'This is distinguished singing indeed … Graham Johnson's unimpeachable choice of mood and the impeccable musicality and technique of his creative role at the piano is the linchpin of this great project' (CDReview)
A flat major in a waltzing three in An Chloen, leads here to E fiat major in a celebratory two in the bar. Courtship has obviously led to marriage. This is hearty music 'im alten Ton', earthy in its German simplicity, the type of marriage that we hear about in Heine's Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen, without the bitter viewpoint of the tortured commentator. There is a strength and security in this deliberate good-hearted directness. Carl Loewe, already writing splendid songs in not so far away Germany, often achieved a style like this in his ballads.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1990

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