Spohr: Songs for Voice and Guitar

Spohr: Songs for Voice and Guitar
Composer Louis Spohr
Artist Antonia Elisabeth Brown soprano
Adriano Sebastiani guitar
Format 1 CD
Cat. number 94274
EAN code 5028421942742
Release November 2011

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About this release

Despite the substantial number of Lieder written for voice and piano in the 19th century, the guitar was also used occasionally as an accompaniment – it was Berlioz’s first instrument, and Schubert composed a number of Lieder for guitar and voice, considering himself a guitarist first and a pianist second. Therefore, while the three sets of German Songs by Louis Spohr on this recording were composed originally for piano and voice in 1816–1826, with editions for guitar appearing shortly after the original publications, we can be sure that Spohr would have approved of these arrangements.

The Mozart songs included on this disc were also originally composed for piano, with the exception of K351 and K349, which were written for mandolin accompaniment. Three of the songs were transcribed for guitar by Wenzeslaus Matiega (1773–1830) a Bohemian who was based in Vienna.

Mozart was Spohr’s idol, so it is fitting that these two composers’ songs have been programmed together to create a unique and complementary programme.

OTHER INFORMATION:
- Rare repertoire
- Booklet notes and sung texts
- World premiere recording made in 2009

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Six German Songs, Op. 37: Mignon’s Lied
  2. Six German Songs, Op. 37: Lebenslied
  3. Six German Songs, Op. 37: Die Stimme der Nacht
  4. Six German Songs, Op. 37: Liebesschwärmerei
  5. Six German Songs, Op. 37: Getrennte Liebe
  6. Six German Songs, Op. 37: Lied beim Rundetanz
  7. Six German Songs, Op. 41: Des Mädchens Sehnsucht
  8. Six German Songs, Op. 41: An Mignon
  9. Six German Songs, Op. 41: Klagelied von den drei Rosen
  10. Six German Songs, Op. 41: Lied aus Aslauga’s Ritter
  11. Six German Songs, Op. 41: Der erste Kuss
  12. Six German Songs, Op. 41: Vanitas! Vanitatum Vanitas
  13. Six German Songs, Op. 72: Frühlingsglaube
  14. Six German Songs, Op. 72: Schifferlied der Wasserfee
  15. Six German Songs, Op. 72: Ghasel
  16. Six German Songs, Op. 72: Beruhigung
  17. Six German Songs, Op. 72: An Rosa Maria
  18. Six German Songs, Op. 72: Schlaflied
  19. Das Veilchen, K. 476
  20. Komm, liebe Zither, K. 351
  21. Vergiss mein nicht
  22. Die Zufriedenheit, K. 349
  23. Ridente La Calma, K. 152
  24. Abendempfindung, K. 523