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Die vier Temperamente bei dem Verlust der Geliebten, Op 46

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November 1816
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Weber was the superstar composer of his time. His style of composition, rooted in German folksong, filled with humour and declamation, was incredibly popular. As well as the piano, he composed many songs with guitar accompaniment; making his music even more accessible to the public. Such was Weber’s fame, Wilhelm Müller, the creator of Die schöne Müllerin, dedicated a volume of poetry to him; perhaps in the hope the composer might set a text. Weber’s song style is often called improvisational, but his music does truly capture the popular style of the time. Conceivably because of this very style, his songs, like so many others of the period, are now largely forgotten.

But did Weber write a song cycle? Die vier Temperamente bei dem Verlust der Geliebten is as close as he got.

from notes by Robin Tritschler © 2019

Recordings

Song's first cycle
Studio Master: SIGCD587Download only NEWStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Hyperion sampler - October 2019 Vol. 1
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201910ADownload-only sampler NEW

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No 1: Der Leichtmütige, J200  Lust entfloh und hin ist hin!
Track 7 on SIGCD587 CD2 [3'57] Download only NEW
No 2: Der Schwermütige, J201  Sel’ge Zeiten sah ich prangen
Track 6 on HYP201910A [3'10] Download-only sampler NEW
Track 8 on SIGCD587 CD2 [3'10] Download only NEW
No 3: Der Liebewütige, J202  Verraten! Verschmähet!
Track 9 on SIGCD587 CD2 [3'24] Download only NEW
No 4: Der Gleichmütige, J203  Nun, ich bin befreit!
Track 10 on SIGCD587 CD2 [2'58] Download only NEW

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