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The Music Of Friedrich Nietzsche - Volume I / Peter Schubert


Release Date: 01/23/1996 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 178   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta AltmanWolfgang BottenbergValerie KinslowErik Oland
Conductor:  Peter Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was fully conscious of his significance as a thinker who would deeply influence the direction of philosophical inquiry of future generations. His reputation as a philosopher is firmly established, but before he engaged himself fully as a philosopher, he had already created a substantial output as poet and composer. Musical composition preceded his involvement with philosophy and is therefore usually considered to be of little importance for an understanding of his thought. Nietzsche himself, however, considered it important that at least some of his music should be known in order to avoid misunderstandings of his basic intentions as a philosopher. In a letter from October 1887, he wrote: "...there has never Read more been a philosopher who has been in essence a musician to such an extent as I am." However, when it came to his music, he did not display his usual assertion of superiority. In the same letter he says: "Even so, it is possible that I might be a thoroughly unsuccessful musician." During his lifetime, his compositions were not accepted as significant, either by his friends or by a wider public. Even after his name had become universally known, his compositions have either remained unknown or have only been accepted as biographical curiosities. Most of his music was written between the ages of 13 and 22. It is the purpose of these recordings to make the sound of these compositions accessible, so that a judgment concerning their style and their value can be made by the listener without having to rely on the judgment of others, even if those others are of the stature of Richard Wagner and Hans von Bulow. This first volume contains music Nietzsche composed before the age of 20. This disc contains a very detailed commentary on his emotional and intellectual development. Since he composed without a teacher, without regular instruction, and with very little external encouragement, this music is also a vivid demonstration of his innate impulse for self-expression, of his independence and of his willingness to accept risk and potential failure. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Allegro for Piano by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1858; Germany 
2. Hoch tut euch auf by Friedrich Nietzsche
Conductor:  Peter Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
3. Einleitung for Piano 4 hands by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano), Wolfgang Bottenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
4. Phantasie for 2 Pianos by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano), Wolfgang Bottenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
5. Miserere by Friedrich Nietzsche
Conductor:  Peter Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Germany 
6. Einleitung for Piano by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Germany 
7. Hüter, ist die Nacht bald hin? by Friedrich Nietzsche
Conductor:  Peter Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
8. Presto for 2 Pianos by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano), Wolfgang Bottenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
9. Mein Platz vor der Tür by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Valerie Kinslow (Soprano), Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
10. Heldenklage by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
11. Piece for Piano by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
12. Ungarischer Marsch by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
13. Zigeunertanz by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
14. Edes Titok by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
15. Aus der Jugendzeit by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano), Erik Oland (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
16. So lach doch mal by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
17. Da geht ein Bach by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Valerie Kinslow (Soprano), Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
18. Da geht ein Bach by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
19. Im Mondschein auf der Puszta by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
20. Polish Dances (2) for Piano: no 1, Mazurka by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
21. Polish Dances (2) for Piano: no 2, Aus der Czarda by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Germany 
22. Das zerbrochene Ringlein by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano), Erik Oland (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Germany 
23. Albumblatt by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
24. Wie sich Rebenranken schwingen by Friedrich Nietzsche
Performer:  Valerie Kinslow (Soprano), Lauretta Altman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

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