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Brahms: Lieder / Roman Trekel, Oliver Pohl


Release Date: 08/08/2006 
Label:  Arte Nova   Catalog #: 870690   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman TrekelOliver Pohl
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Roman Trekel’s warm, deep-toned baritone, with its fine, free resonance, is well-nigh ideal for Brahms. And he brings a vivid immediacy of communication to a programme that mingles favourites like ‘Meine Liebe ist grün’ and ‘Von ewiger Liebe’ with magnificent little-known songs such as ‘Über die Heide’ and ‘Verzagen’ – both suffused with an echt-Brahmsian bitterness and disenchantment. Inevitably, moods of nostalgia, loss and isolation prevail, though the darkness is relieved by, say, the delicately ironic ‘Es liebt sich so lieblich’ or the two songs entitled ‘Liebe und Frühling’, where the young Brahms indulges in a rare outburst of unbridled exhilaration. In ‘Meine Liebe ist grün’ and occasionally elsewhere, Trekel can Read more open up over-enthusiastically on high notes, to the detriment of line and security of pitch. And in one or two songs – the solemn forest meditation ‘O kühler Wald’ is a case in point – he can be a shade too extrovert, missing the music’s self-communing ‘Innigkeit’. But far more often Trekel penetrates to the heart of these songs, whether in the turbulence and disillusion of ‘Verzagen’, the deft, eager story-telling of ‘Es liebt sich’ or the assuaging close of ‘Auf dem Kirchhofe’, done with seamless legato and an intense, velvet mezza voce that calls to mind the young Fischer-Dieskau. Oliver Pohl is always a reliable partner, though he’s not flattered by the slightly clangy recording of the piano. True to form, Arte Nova provides German texts but no translations and not a word on the music. But then look at the price.

-- Richard Wigmore, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Songs (9), Op. 63: no 5, Junge Lieder I "Meine Liebe ist grün" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
Language: German 
2. Songs (6), Op. 3: no 3, Liebe und Frühling II by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1852 - 1853). 
3. Songs (5), Op. 71: no 1, Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze! by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Oliver Pohl (Piano), Roman Trekel (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Language: German 
4. Songs (5), Op. 72: no 3, O kühler Wald by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Oliver Pohl (Piano), Roman Trekel (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Language: German 
5. Songs (5), Op. 71: no 5, Minnelied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Oliver Pohl (Piano), Roman Trekel (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Language: German 
6. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 2, Der Frühling by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Oliver Pohl (Piano), Roman Trekel (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Austria 
Language: German 
7. Songs (4), Op. 96: no 3, Es schauen die Blumen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Oliver Pohl (Piano), Roman Trekel (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Austria 
Language: German 
8. Songs (6), Op. 6: no 5, Wie die Wolke nach der Sonne by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Oliver Pohl (Piano), Roman Trekel (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Austria 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1852 - 1853). 
9. Songs (4), Op. 43: no 1, Von ewiger Liebe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
Language: German 
10. Songs (6), Op. 86: no 4, Über die Heide by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1877-79; Austria 
Language: German 
11. Songs (5), Op. 72: no 4, Verzagen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Language: German 
12. Songs (8), Op. 57: no 8, Unbewegte laue Luft by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Austria 
Language: German 
13. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 3, Sehnsucht by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Language: German 
14. Songs (9), Op. 32: no 6, Du sprichst, dass ich mich täuschte by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
Language: German 
15. Songs (9), Op. 32: no 2, Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Austria 
Language: German 
16. Songs (8), Op. 57: no 4, Ach, wende diesen Blick by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Austria 
Language: German 
17. Songs (5), Op. 94: no 3, Mein Herz ist schwer by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; Austria 
Language: German 
18. Songs (7), Op. 48: no 7, Herbstgefühl by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Austria 
Language: German 
19. Songs (5), Op. 72: no 1, Alte Liebe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Austria 
Language: German 
20. Songs (5), Op. 105: no 4, Auf dem Kirchhofe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Language: German 
21. Songs (8), Op. 59: no 3, Regenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
Language: German 
22. Songs (8), Op. 59: no 4, Nachklang by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Oliver Pohl (Piano), Roman Trekel (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
Language: German 
23. Songs (5), Op. 94: no 1, Mit vierzig Jahren ist der Berg by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; Germany 
Language: German 
24. Songs (6), Op. 85: no 5, Frühlingslied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Language: German 
25. Songs (6), Op. 3: no 2, Liebe und Frühling I by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Roman Trekel (Baritone), Oliver Pohl (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1852 - 1853). 

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