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On The Wings Of Song / Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen


Release Date: 08/05/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 422333   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard StraussFranz SchubertFrédéric ChopinFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Rudolf JansenElly AmelingMichel Dispa
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ameling, in a note to this record, points out that this is a ''programme of songs you have heard me sing, mostly as encores'' and that the hallmark of such a series is ''the element of surprise''. Hence the somewhat disconcerting order of the songs. I must say I found it a minor shock to be wrenched from the melancholy of Massenet's introverted Elegie almost without a break into the cheerfulness of Schubert's Heidenroslein and from Barber's moving Sure on this shining night to the inconsequence, delightful as it is, of Chopin's Handsome lad. Mention of these four pieces shows the wide range of Ameling's choice, and as is her wont she travels from one idiom to the other with complete confidence. There isn't an item that isn't warmed by her Read more eager response to text and note. Even so, I had my favourites—the bewitching Canzonetta by Loewe, a Goethe setting in German in spite of its title, the aforementioned Barber in which Ameling sings with peculiar eloquence even for her, and the over-familiar but always heart-catching Tchaikovsky, even though she sings it in German. On the lighter side, the two cradle songs would lull any child into sweet sleep... Rudolf Jansen is, as ever, Ameling's faithful and attractive partner, neither too prominent nor too retiring.

-- Alan Blyth, Gramophone [4/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
2.
Zärtliche Liebe, WoO 123 "Ich liebe dich" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Lieder (6), Op. 17: no 2, Ständchen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1887; Germany 
4.
Elégie by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Michel Dispa (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1869; France 
5.
Heidenröslein, D 257/Op. 3 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 5, Aufträge by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
7.
Chansons grises (7): no 5, L'heure exquise by Reynaldo Hahn
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1893; France 
8.
Canzonette "War schöner als der schönste Tag" by Carl Loewe
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
9.
Wiegenlied(er) by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
10.
Romanze (3): no 3, Aprile by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; London, England 
11.
Volkskinderlieder (15), WoO 31: no 4, Sandmännchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Germany 
12.
Romances and Songs (5), Op. 84: no 4, Vergebliches Ständchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1877-79; Austria 
13.
Songs (4), Op. 13: no 3, Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
14.
Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: Excerpt(s) by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
15.
The last rose of summer by Traditional
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
16.
Tripatos by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
17.
Karatachi no hana by Kosaku Yamada
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Japan 
18.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Rudolf Jansen (Piano), Elly Ameling (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 

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