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The Sehnsucht (WoO146, 1815-1816) of Christian Reissig’s poem is not Goethe’s indefinable and profound yearning for something beyond our knowledge but a more commonplace matter of nocturnal longing for the sweetheart. In Beethoven’s reading, the song quickens as thoughts of love overwhelm the persona; we hear a built-in accelerando as the song wends its way.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2008

Recordings

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

Details

Track 10 on SIGCD139 CD2 [3'07] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD139 disc 2 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-08-13927
Duration
3'07
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 10
    Release date: October 2007
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