Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 447 515-2 GX6 • Format: 6x, CD Limited Edition, Stereo Box-Set • Country: Germany • Genre: Classical • Style: Romantic
Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted. We are continually confronted not by the tame or even stuffed Wolf one sometimes encounters, but by the real fierce living creature.
The outcome is a welcome and invigorating sense of recognition and authenticity. Lieder may not be your favourite music, nor Wolf your favourite Lieder-writer, nor the Goethe Lieder your favourite Wolf songbook. But just give these records a hearing, if only out of curiosity; and [these performances] may well convince you that here is a Spätherbstnebel - Hugo Wolf - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Daniel Barenboim - Lieder great and original composer.
Bach of the "48"constantly opens one's ears Er ist'san effervescent ode to Spring, is beautifully done, especially the piano postlude. Begegnung is taken Spätherbstnebel - Hugo Wolf - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Daniel Barenboim - Liederbrilliantly The once overhackneyed Vetborgenheit gets a punctiliously appreciative interpretation from Fischer-Dieskau Zur Warnungthe ultimate commercial about hangovers, is unforced, constantly amusing.
In Bei einer Trauung we can hear what acid faces the unwilling bridegroom is pulling. In Abschied the voices of composer and critic are as differentiated as chalk from cheese, and the concluding waltz is celestially lovely I admire Fischer-Dieskau more than any singer in the world, am ravished by Barenboim's piano playing and intelligence.
Again and again Barenboim is punctilious about dynamics and expressive directions, showing why Wolf wrote them into the music. Wohin mit der Freud? I can see why some people consider him the equal of Schubert, or even better than Schubert as lieder composer. But I still consider Schubert to be without peer as a song writer. However Wolf, like Schubert, did make a duet between the voice and the piano. In Wolf's songs, as in Schubert's, the piano tells part of the story.
But this disc set is marred by the lack of liner notes about these songs, and even more by the Loving You - Various - Mr Music Hits 1-2014 absence of song texts and English translation of the texts.
In Wolf, as in Schubert, the songs lose most of their meaning if the listener does not have access to the texts. But I was able to find German texts and English translations to some of these songs on the internet. Review This Title Share on Facebook. The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! Gift Certificates. Copyright ArkivMusic,
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