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Edition Fischer-dieskau Vol 3 - Beethoven: Folksong Arrangements


Release Date: 12/09/2008 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 95598   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Grete EwelerDietrich Fischer-DieskauIrmgard PoppenMichael Raucheisen
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Though he certainly had the talent for it, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau rarely took on humorous roles in the theater or concert hall. That he had a superb command of comic nuance is proved not only by his stunning personification of Falstaff in Verdi's final opera, but by his performances of Scottish, Irish, and Welsh folk songs. In 1952 Fischer-Dieskau joined forces with the celebrated pianist Michael Raucheisen, two other instrumentalists, and the RIAS Chamber Chorus to record twenty-two folk songs from Ireland and Great Britain. The arrangements stem from none other than Ludwig van Beethoven, who dispatched a good many folk-song arrangements to Edinburgh for a handsome fee. The listener learns a great deal about love and nature, Read more conviviality, national pride, and wine consumption in the British Isles - and can hear how supremely Fischer-Dieskau wields his baritone, from uninhibited drinking songs to embodiments of innocent love. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Scottish Songs (25), Op. 108 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Grete Eweler (Violin), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Irmgard Poppen (Cello),
Michael Raucheisen (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1818; Vienna, Austria 
2. Irish Songs (25), WoO 152: no 3, Once more I hail thee by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814; Vienna, Austria 
3. Irish Songs (25), WoO 152: no 4, The morning air plays on my face by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
4. Irish Songs (25), WoO 152: no 21, Morning a cruel turmoiler is by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814; Vienna, Austria 
5. Irish Songs (20), WoO 153: no 4, Since greybeards inform us by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
6. Irish Songs (20), WoO 153: no 8, Norah of Balamagairy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
7. Irish Songs (12), WoO 154: no 4, The pulse of an Irishman by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1816; Vienna, Austria 
8. Irish Songs (12), WoO 154: no 8, Save me from the grave and wise by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
9. Songs (12) of various nationality, WoO 157: no 11, The Wandering Minstrel by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1839; Vienna, Austria 
10. Welsh Songs (26), WoO 155: no 16, The Damsels of Cardigan by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
11. Welsh Songs (26), WoO 155: no 17, The dairy house by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 
12. Songs (12) of various nationality, WoO 157: no 1, God Save the King by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1839; Vienna, Austria 
13. Songs (12) of various nationality, WoO 157: no 12, La Gondoletta by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Froitzheim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1839; Vienna, Austria 

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