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An die Geliebte, WoO140 Second version

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The words of An die Geliebte are by Josef Ludwig Stoll (1778-1815), a Viennese journalist who also inspired three songs from Schubert’s pen. In this poem, appearing first in the almanach Selam for 1814 and Johann Erichson’s Musen-Almanach, a lover pleads that he be allowed to drink the tears from his beloved’s cheeks so that her sorrows may become his (tears are poetic transpositions upwards of erotic fluids). The second version (WoO140) is a refinement of the previous version, not a reconceptualisation: the accompaniment is less busy the second time around, and prosodic matters are corrected (“in seinem liebevollen Schein” no longer begins on a downbeat).

from notes by Susan Youens © 2008


Beethoven: Lieder und Gesänge
Studio Master: SIGCD139Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 3 on SIGCD139 CD2 [1'40] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD139 disc 2 track 3

Recording date
19 March 2008
Recording venue
Warehouse, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John H West
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
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  1. Beethoven: Lieder und Gesänge (SIGCD139)
    Disc 2 Track 3
    Release date: October 2007
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