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Wolf: Lieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Wolf: Lieder
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (32) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #5
  •  Track Listings (24) - Disc #6

2010 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Wolf. This 6-CD set captures Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Daniel Barenboim in some of their most significant recordings together and features the astonishingly beautiful a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Title: Wolf: Lieder
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Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 3/30/2010
Genre: Classical
Styles: Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 6
SwapaCD Credits: 6
UPC: 028947787075

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2010 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Wolf. This 6-CD set captures Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Daniel Barenboim in some of their most significant recordings together and features the astonishingly beautiful and highly regarded lieder of Hugo Wolf.

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One of the best things from the mature Fischer-Dieskau
Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 04/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"By 1976 Fischer-Dieskau had been performing before the microphone for almost thirty years and was approaching the end of his vocal prime -- he turned 51 that year. Yet his mastery of Wolf's intricate, concentrated, turn-on-a-dime idiom was at its height. You can buy any number of individual recitals by him that feature Wolf, and 175 songs on six CDs is a lot to absorb. Nonetheless, this budget repackaging is a must-listen. The singer got a new lease on his artistic life by taking up partnerships with noted pianists like Brendel, Richter, and Barenboim. Frankly, no musician is great enough to find an original interpretation of this many songs, but Barenboim has a real personality, and needless to add, so does F-D. Their general level of excellence is very high.

Wolf can bring out extremes of expression in any singer, so intense is his musical voice. You'd think that Fischer-Dieskau would fall back on his worst traits of underlining the text too heavily, spitting out consonants, and barking through the loud, fast passages. Happily, there's a minimum of that, perhaps because Barenboim is so unflashy and restrained. I am not a great fan of F-D, yet I felt here that he was quite strong in his ability to characterize each song, so many of which evoke characters in intense psychological states -- this is world-weary, self-conscious late Romanticism on the verge of Freud. I also appreciated the sweetness of the singer's lyrical moments. Even when a reading feels a bit too plain, it's never faked, generic, or rhetorical. All to the good, then, in a box set that every lover of Wolf won't want to miss.

The program, by general groupings, is as follows:

Mörike-Lieder

Der König bei der Krönung

Gedichte von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Eichendorff-Lieder

Songs (3) on poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Wanderers Nachtlied

Beherzigung

Lieder nach Heine

Lieder nach Lenau

Ein Grab

Andenken (Text: Friedrich Matthisson)

Ständchen

Der Schwalben Heimkehr

Knabentod

Liebesfrühling

Auf einer Wanderung (No. 15 from Mörike-Lieder)

26 Ja, die Schönst'! Ich sagt' es offen

Nach dem Abschiede

Über Nacht Lieder aus der Jugendzeit

Zur Ruh, zur Ruh!

Biterolf

Wächterlied auf der Wartburg

Wohin mit der Freud? (No. 1 from Reinick-Lieder)

Liebchen, wo bist du? (No. 2 from Reinick-Lieder)

Nachtgruss (No. 3 from Reinick-Lieder)

Frühlingsglocken (No. 4 from Reinick-Lieder)

Ständchen 'Komm in die stille Nacht!' (No. 5 from Reinick-Lieder)

Liebesbotschaft (No. 6 from Reinick-Lieder)

Frohe Botschaft (No. 9 from Reinick-Lieder)

Lied des transferierten Zettel

Drei Gedichte von Robert Reinick

Keine gleicht von allen Schönen

Sonne der Schlummerlosen"