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Heimweh: Schubert Lieder

Catalogue numberPTC5186722
Release date2019-02-01

“No one,” Franz Schubert once confided in his journal, “no one understands other people’s pain, and no one understands other people’s joy! People always believe they’re coming together, but they’re merely walking side-by-side. Oh, what anguish for those who realize it!” The torture of being an outsider; inner restlessness; the search for happiness, security, home — all major themes in Schubert’s life as well as forces driving his artistic work. With the lieder on this album, Anna Lucia Richter explores different facets of Heimweh (homesickness) in Schubert’s works.

Mignon, the mysterious girl in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister, sparked Schubert’s imagination again and again with her longing for warmth and homeland, her insatiable thirst for the absolute. In Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake, Ellen yearns for protection, peace of mind, and security — and Schubert’s music underscores how impossible these very things are to find in times of war. In one of Schubert’s darkest songs, the gravedigger questions the meaning of human existence; the Shepherd on the Rock wanders through nature in an effort to overcome his loneliness; and the dwarf pines for the Queen, agonizing over the taboo of loving her. Nowhere is pain more beautiful than in music — especially in the music of Schubert, who, as his contemporary Heinrich Heine would say, makes our “hearts bleed most pleasantly.”
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
01 An den Mond, D. 259 03:17 $ 0.89 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Der Zwerg, Op. 22, No. 1, D. 771
02 Der Zwerg, Op. 22 No. 1, D. 771 05:21 $ 1.44 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
03 An mein Herz, D. 860 02:52 $ 0.77 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  4 Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister", Op. 62, D. 877 10:50
04 4 Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister", Op. 62, D. 877: No. 4,
Lied der Mignon. Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
03:20 $ 0.90 USD
05 4 Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister", Op. 62, D. 877: No. 2,
Lied der Mignon. Heiss mich nicht reden
04:12 $ 1.13 USD
06 4 Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister", Op. 62, D. 877: No. 3,
Lied der Mignon. So lasst mich scheinen
03:18 $ 0.89 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Heimweh, D. 456
07 Das Heimweh, D. 456 02:26 $ 0.66 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Totengrabers Heimweh, D. 842
08 Totengräbers Heimweh, D. 842 06:52 $ 1.85 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
09 Viola, Op. 123, D. 786 12:57 $ 3.50 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Erster Verlust, Op. 5, No. 4, D. 226
10 Erster Verlust, Op. 5 No. 4, D. 226 02:12 $ 0.59 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Ellens Gesang I (Raste, Krieger), Op. 52, No. 1, D. 837
11 Ellens Gesang I, Op. 52 No. 1, D. 837 08:44 $ 2.36 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Ellens Gesang II (Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd!), Op. 52, No. 2, D. 838
12 Ellens Gesang II, Op. 52 No. 2, D. 838 03:09 $ 0.85 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Ellens Gesang III, Op. 52 No. 6, D. 839 "Ave Maria" (Hymne an die Jungfrau)
13 Ellens Gesang III, Op. 52 No. 6, D. 839 "Ave Maria" 05:56 $ 1.60 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Abschied (Leb wohl, du schöne Erde), D. 829
14 Abschied von der Erde, D. 829 02:35 $ 0.70 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), Op. 129, D. 965
15 Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Op. 129, D. 965 12:26 $ 3.36 USD
  Album total 79:37
LyricistChezy, Helmine von
Collin, Matthaus Kasimir von
Craigher de Jachelutta, Jakob Nikolaus, Reichsfreiherr von
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Muller, Wilhelm
Pratobevera, Adolf von
Schober, Franz von
Schulze, Ernst
Scott, Walter
Storck, Adam
Winkler, Carl Gottfried Theodor
ComposerSchubert, Franz
SopranoRichter, Anna Lucia
PianoHuber, Gerold
ClarinetSchorn, Matthias

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