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Schreker: Complete Songs For Voice And Piano, Volume 2

Reinild Mees, Anne Buter, Jochen Kupfer, Sibylle Ehlert, Jochem Kupfer

Franz Schreker

SKU: 14398

Year of release: 2001

Drei Lieder Von Vincenz Zusner 06:44
1. Ein Rosenblatt Franz Schreker 02:11
2. Noch Dasselbe Keimen Franz Schreker 01:24
3. Vernichtet Ist Mei Lebensgelück Franz Schreker 03:08
Zwei Lyrische Gesänge 17:07
4. Wurzeln Und Halme Sind Dies Nur Franz Schreker 04:59
5. Das Gras Franz Schreker 12:08
6. Ave Maria (1902) Franz Schreker 02:38
7. Ave Maria (1909) Franz Schreker 02:58
8. Und Wie Mag Die Liebe Franz Schreker 01:34
9. Lied Der Fiorina Franz Schreker 01:30
10. Waldeinsamkeit Franz Schreker 03:11
11. Überwunden Franz Schreker 02:21
12. Die Glühende Krone eine Ballade from Ferne Klang (arr. Alban Berg) Franz Schreker 05:10
13. Entführung Franz Schreker 03:06
14. Das Feurige Männlein Franz Schreker 01:37
Fünf Gesängen Für Tiefe Stimme 13:45
15. Ich Frag' Nach Dir Jedwede Morgensonne Franz Schreker 02:07
16. Dies Aber Kann Mein Sehnen Nimmer Fassen Franz Schreker 02:41
17. Die Dunkelheit Sinkt Schwer Wie Blei Franz Schreker 02:34
18. Sie Sind So Schön, Die Milden, Sonnenreichen Franz Schreker 02:31
19. Einst Gibt Ein Tab Mir Alles Glück Zu Eigen Franz Schreker 03:50
Total time: 61:46

About this album

This two-cd survey of Franz Schreker’s forty-eight completed songs concludes with a selection that provides a sweeping overview of his lyric accomplishment, from prize-winning early efforts as a student at the Vienna Conservatory to a crowning masterpiece, written at the height of his international fame. Although by their number Lieder do not loom large in his creative output (that place is given to his operas, and secondarily to his orchestral works) Schreker’s songs nonetheless document each stage of his stylistic development and contain some of his finest music. Songs are among Schreker’s earliest surviving works, and among these first scores is the “Lied der Fiorina”, completed on 12 August 1896, when the composer was 18 years old. The manuscript itself is torn in such as way as to obscure both the source and portions of the text, as well as four measures of the vocal line, which, however, can be reconstructed with reasonable assurance. The setting is relatively straightforward although one can already observe Schreker’s penchant for melodic and harmonic modal inflections. Two songs from the following year (“Waldeinsamkeit” and “berwunden”, both dated April 1897) reveal still greater harmonic freedom and an expanded range of rhythmic and accompanimental resources. The curious final measures of “berwunden” seem to combine allusions to Saint-Sans’ Delilah and the Liszt piano sonata, a particularly striking example of the composer’s gradual and sometimes awkward assimilation of a range of influences…….

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Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSadie Audio system
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Analog To Digital ConverterPrism 24 bit / Genex Recorder
Recording DateDecember 1998
Recording LocationMuziekcentrum Frits Philips Eindhoven, the Netherlands
EditingJared Sacks
Recording Engineerjared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks, Reinild Mees