Maya Boog / Lothar Odinius / Ulrich Eisenlohr - Schubert: Schiller-Lieder, Vols. 3 & 4

Maya Boog / Lothar Odinius / Ulrich Eisenlohr - Schubert: Schiller-Lieder, Vols. 3 & 4
Genre:
Album:
Schubert: Schiller-Lieder, Vols. 3 & 4
Styles:
Vocal Music
Duration:
01:38:16
Release Date:
May 2, 2005

These are beautifully sung, emotionally nuanced performances of 18 of Schubert's settings of Schiller arranged in a nicely balanced program. Unfortunately, it has two things against it: ballades that seem to go on forever, and second and even third versions of settings of the same text. Maya Boog has a haunting lyrical soprano, Lothar Odinius has a heroically sensitive tenor, and Ulrich Eisenlohr accompanies them with consummate artistry, but Boog and Eisenlohr cannot keep Klage der Ceres going for 16 and a half minutes anymore than Odinius and Eisenlohr can keep Die Erwartung going for 10 and a half minutes or Eine Leichenphantasie going for almost 19 long minutes. In the shorter songs, Boog is lovely. Her legato in Des Mädchens Klage is meltingly beautiful and her tone in Die Götter Griechenlands is achingly yearning. But she cannot sustain the patchy invention of Klage der Ceres. Odinius is exemplary. His phrasing in Der Jüngling am Bache is marvelously inward and his articulation of the text is impeccable. But he cannot make the creaky drama of Die Erwartung and Leichenphantasie convincing. Eisenlohr is, as he has been in previous volumes of the Naxos Deutsche Schubert-Lied Edition, a supportive but dynamic accompanist whose playing brings the best out of the singers and the songs. But even he cannot breathe life into three versions of Der Jüngling am Bache, three versions of Des Mädchens Klage, the second setting of the second version of Thekla. Eine Geisterstimme. Anyone who has been collecting the Naxos Schubert-lied Edition should by all means listen to these discs. First-time listeners to Schubert's lieder might try a single-disc collection by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf or Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau first. Naxos' sound is clear, near, and detailed.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Der Jüngling am Bache I ("An der Quelle sass der Knabe"), song for voice & piano, D. 30Maya Boog / Ulrich Eisenlohr / Lothar Odinius3:33
Das Geheimnis I ("Sie konnte mir"), song for voice & piano, D. 250Maya Boog / Ulrich Eisenlohr / Lothar Odinius3:02
Eine Leichenphantasie ("Mit erstorbnem Scheinen"), song for voice & piano, D. 7Maya Boog / Ulrich Eisenlohr / Lothar Odinius18:55
Work(s)
Der Graf von Habsburg, D990Maya Boog / Ulrich Eisenlohr / Lothar Odinius1:52
Der Jüngling am Bache II ("An der Quelle sass der Knabe"), song for voice & piano, D. 192Maya Boog / Ulrich Eisenlohr / Lothar Odinius2:58
Die Erwartung ("Hör ich das Pförtchen nicht gehen?"), song for voice & piano, D. 159 (Op. posth. 116)Maya Boog / Ulrich Eisenlohr / Lothar Odinius10:28
Das Geheimnis II ("Sie konnte mir"), song for voice & piano, D. 793 (Op. posth. 173/2)Maya Boog / Ulrich Eisenlohr / Lothar Odinius5:31
Der Jüngling am Bache III ("An der Quelle sass der Knabe"), song for voice & piano, D. 638 (Op. 87/3)Maya Boog / Ulrich Eisenlohr / Lothar Odinius4:49

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