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Des Baches Lied

First line:
Gute, gute Ruh’!
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Berger’s songs are mostly simple and are clearly meant for amateur performance. Nevertheless, they have a terse kind of effectiveness and greater sophistication than a preliminary reading first reveals. Des Baches Lied is an exception: from the beginning of this song we sense something deep and profound in the oscillations of the unusual piano-writing. The result is more moving than we can possibly expect.

comparative Schubert listening:

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2006


Schubert: The Complete Songs
CDS44201/4040CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
Songs by Schubert's friends and contemporaries


Track 12 on CDJ33051/3 CD2 [4'32] 3CDs
Track 12 on CDS44201/40 CD39 [4'32] 40CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

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