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SCHUBERT, F.: Lied Edition 29 - Settings of Various Poets

Composer(s):Schubert, Franz
Artist(s) Eisenlohr, Ulrich, piano • Bothmer, Ferdinand von, tenor
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.570838
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


The Naxos Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition: Schubert set the poetry of over 115 writers to music. He selected poems from classical Greece, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, from eighteenth-century German authors, early Romantics, Biedermeier poets, and Heine. The Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition presents all Schubert’s Lieder, over 700 songs, grouped according to the poets who inspired him. Thanks to Bärenreiter’s Neue Schubert-Ausgabe (New Schubert Edition), Tübingen, which uses primary sources, the performers have been able to benefit from the most recent research of the editorial team. This disc includes Schubert’s longest Lied, Adelwold und Emma, a remarkable 608-bar mini-melodrama, and Minona, a

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Review By David Denton,Naxos,December 2008

Among Schubert’s prodigious quantity of songs, Adelwold und Emma took the genre into unchartered territory, its extended length in essence creating a one-act operatic melodrama. Together with Minona, a score much less ambitious but of the same character, it has been long criticised, the composer, working at a feverish pace creating in just one day a score where song is linked by recitative. The text for both pieces came from Friederich Bertrand, his work having been described as ‘antiquated doggerel that relates dreadfully maudlin scenes’, and that was probably intended as high praise. Yet in many ways it tells much of Schubert’s mental state, for he was only 18 when he was drawn to Adelwold und Emma, a story of tortured

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