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Schubert: Schwanengesang ()

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composed by Franz Schubert

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Schubert: Schwanengesang - Christoph Berner (piano); Werner Güra (tenor)
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  1. Schwanengesang (Swan Song), song cycle for voice & piano, D. 957
  2. Willkommen und Abschied ("Es schlug mein Herz"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 767 (Op. 56/1)
  3. An den Mond ("Fullest Wieder Busch und Tal"), song for voice & piano, D. 259
  4. Schäfers Klagelied ("Da droben auf jenem Berge"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 121 (Op. 3/1)
  5. An Mignon ("Über Tal und Fluss getragen"), song for voice & piano, D. 161 (Op.19/2)
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  1. Schwanengesang (Swan Song), song cycle for voice & piano, D. 957
  2. Willkommen und Abschied ("Es schlug mein Herz"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 767 (Op. 56/1)
  3. An den Mond ("Fullest Wieder Busch und Tal"), song for voice & piano, D. 259
  4. Schäfers Klagelied ("Da droben auf jenem Berge"), song for voice & piano (two versions), D. 121 (Op. 3/1)
  5. An Mignon ("Über Tal und Fluss getragen"), song for voice & piano, D. 161 (Op.19/2)
  6. Sehnsucht ("Ach, aus dieses Tales gründen"), song for voice & piano (second version), D. 636 (Op. 39)
  7. Der Musensohn ("Durch Feld und Wald zu schweifen"), song for voice & piano, D. 764 (Op. 92/1)
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The songs of Schwanengesang were among Schubert's final compositions. He had completed two short sets of songs with texts by Ludwig Rellstab and Heinrich Heine, and after his death his publisher combined them with a final song set to a text by Johann Gabriel Seidl (perhaps to avoid the number of songs being 13) and called them Schubert's "Swansong." German tenor Werner Güra brings flexibility and a strongly dramatic sensibility to the cycle. He is capable of a focused and well-supported light sound as well as a powerful but ...

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Schubert: Schwanengesang 2007, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 794881834228

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