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Franz Schubert: Lieder with Orchestra

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue number900346
Release date2023-10-06

"Thou Sacred Art"
Songs and Instrumental Music by Franz Schubert

Time and again, composers – well-known and lesser-known – have arranged Franz Schubert's piano songs for orchestra. These versions are not in any way intended to cast doubt upon the powerful quality of the originals, they merely place them in a different light, and/or attempt to make them easier to perform on a larger scale – when an art song cannot be performed in an intimate salon or chamber music hall, it can also make an impact in a large concert hall. Baritone Benjamin Appl has compiled nineteen such arrangements from the 19th and 20th centuries for this new CD from BR-KLASSIK. The Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by Oscar Jockel, provides accompaniment that is subtle and in keeping with the work.
"To my ear, it is often quite insulting, in a giant hall and after an orchestral number, to have to listen to a singer performing lieder to a spindly piano accompaniment!” Max Reger scolded, and he went on to take appropriate action by orchestrating several piano songs, including thirteen by Schubert. Many famous composers were not above taking on the role of arranger. Indeed, they even saw an artistic challenge in "staging" the Lied in a new and colourful way using the possibilities of the orchestra – and without altering the musical substance in the process.
The versions of Schubert's "An die Musik", "Im Abendrot", "Nacht und Träume", "Prometheus" and "Erlkönig" recorded here are by Max Reger; Anton Webern created those for "Du bist die Ruh", "Tränenregen" or "Der Wegweiser"; Johannes Brahms arranged "Geheimes", Jacques Offenbach the "Ständchen", and Benjamin Britten "Die Forelle". Further arrangements are by conductor Felix Mottl ("Der Tod und das Mädchen"), lied accompanist Alexander Schmalcz ("Abendstern", "An Silvia") and composer Kurt Gillmann ("Ganymed"). The album is rounded off by the first recording of Johann von Herbeck’s orchestrations of Schubert's dances, thus establishing a connection between folk music and Schubert's art songs.
The studio recordings were made in September 2022 in Studio 1 of the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich.
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    • MP3 Stereo
$ 19.90
Extra material for download
  Composer: Franz Schubert
01 Abendstern 02:39 $ 0.72 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
02 Romanze aus “Rosamunde” 03:02 $ 0.82 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
03 Einleitung – Tanz I und II aus "10 Deutsche Tänze" 03:22 $ 0.91 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
04 Geheimes 01:36 $ 0.43 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
05 Du bist die Ruh 04:18 $ 1.16 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
06 Tränenregen 04:40 $ 1.26 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
07 Tanz III – IV – V aus "10 Deutsche Tänze" 02:27 $ 0.66 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
08 Ganymed 04:22 $ 1.18 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
09 Der Tod und das Mädchen 02:10 $ 0.59 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
10 Gruppe aus dem Tartarus 03:02 $ 0.82 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
11 Ihr Bild 02:45 $ 0.74 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
12 Die Forelle 01:51 $ 0.50 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
13 Tanz VI – VII – VIII aus "10 Deutsche Tänze" 03:30 $ 0.95 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
14 Im Abendrot 03:25 $ 0.92 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
15 An die Musik 02:31 $ 0.68 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
16 An Silvia 02:22 $ 0.64 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
17 Der Wegweiser 03:20 $ 0.90 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
18 Nacht und Träume 03:44 $ 1.01 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
19 Ständchen 03:32 $ 0.95 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
20 Tanz IX und X aus "10 Deutsche Tänze" 02:09 $ 0.58 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
21 Prometheus 05:32 $ 1.49 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
22 Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen 03:25 $ 0.92 USD
  Composer: Franz Schubert
23 Erlkönig 03:59 $ 1.08 USD
  Album total 73:43
ComposerFranz Schubert
LyricistChristian Friedrich Daniel Schubart
Franz Von Schober
Friedrich Rückert
Friedrich Schiller
Heinrich Heine
Helmina von Chézy
Johann Baptist Mayr
Johann Georg Jacobi
Johann Wolfang von Goehte
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Karl Gottlieb Lappe
Ludwig Rellstab
Matthias Claudius
Matthäus von Collin
Wilhelm Müller
William Shakespeare / Eduard von Bauernfeld
OrchestraMunich Radio Orchestra
ConductorOscar Jockel
SoloistBenjamin Appl
ArrangerAlexander Schmalcz
Anton Webern
Benjamin Britten
Felix Mottl
Jacques Offenbach
Johannes Brahms
Kurt Gillmann
Max Reger

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