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Der Mann von Wort, Op 99

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Der Mann von Wort, Op 99 of 1816, is based on a text by Friedrich August Kleinschmid (1749-1838); as German nationalism post-Napoleon was in its initial fervent stages, Beethoven, who was prone to the occasional outburst of patriotic sentiment in song, set this poem about German honour, masculine pride, and Teutonic worthiness to stirring strains (“a little military piece”, or “Feldstück”, he called it). Musical nationalism tends to the absence of subtleties and ambiguities, so one should not look for Beethoven’s most radical strains here, but the energy is undeniable.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2008


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


Track 11 on SIGCD139 CD2 [2'08] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD139 disc 2 track 11

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 11
    Release date: October 2007
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