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Schubert: Abendbilder / Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber


Release Date: 03/06/2007 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 77716   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold HuberChristian Gerhaher
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The recital discs of Christian Gerhaher are all excellent – and the latest addition is a collection of Schubert songs worthy falling in love with. Abendbilder (“Evensongs” or more literally: “Evening Images”) is a collection of the nocturnal explorations in song with his accompanist Gerold Huber who shines with his often delicate, always appropriate and delightful contribution.

There is a rarefied quality about Gerhaher’s Lied-interpretations… an aching beauty, sincerity, and correctness that permeates every song. His tone is finer, more sensitive than most – but never stylized. Natural, but not in a nonchalant way. What you hear on record goes well with the impression he makes in person. Friendly but somewhat impenetrable,
Read more courteous but distant, very humble but with the slightly intimidating aura of confident authority. There is purpose to what he does and how he does it – but while these are intellectual readings, they are never rarified or pedantic as not to charm the Lieder-lover without reservation.

-- Jens F. Laurson, WETA
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Works on This Recording

1. Refrainlieder (4), D 866/Op. 95: no 2, Bei dir allein by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
2. Abendbilder, D 650 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: German 
3. Himmelsfunken, D 651 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: German 
4. Dass sie hier gewesen, D 775/Op. 59 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1823; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: German 
5. Drang in die Ferne, D 770/Op. 71 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 
6. Am Fenster, D 878/Op 105 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
7. Auf der Bruck, D 853 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
8. Des Fischers Liebesglück, D 933 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Gerhaher (Baritone), Gerold Huber (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: German 
9. Der Winterabend, D 938 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
10. Das Zügenglöcklein, D 871 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Gerhaher (Baritone), Gerold Huber (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: German 
11. Alinde, D 904/Op. 81 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: German 
12. Fischerweise, D 881 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: German 
13. Im Abendrot, D 799 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824-1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
14. Der Musensohn, D 764/Op. 92 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: German 
15. Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
16. Greisengesang, D 778 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
17. Wilkommen und Abschied, D 767 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerold Huber (Piano), Christian Gerhaher (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 

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