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Schubert Lieder: Orchestrated by Max Reger & Anton Webern

Schubert / Elsner / Rundfunk-sinfonieorchester
Release Date: 10/09/2015 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186394   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

Given his magnificent achievement in the field of art song, and the vast volume and consistently high quality of his Lieder oeuvre, it is not surprising that Schubert’s songs have been recorded numerous times. It is not surprising either that many composers, such as Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten, Hector Berlioz, Max Reger and Anton Webern made arrangements of Schubert’s songs. What is surprising, however, is the fact that these arrangements - made by some of the greatest composers in musical history - are so seldom heard either in concert or on record.

With the release of this album, hopefully that situation
Read more will change. It combines 17 Schubert compositions, of which 13 were orchestrated by late-romantic German composer Reger Max, and four by a member of the Second Viennese School, Anton Webern. When listening to these songs, the listener will discover that these arrangements are made with such craftsmanship that they themselves became unparalleled works of art.The performers on this SACD are the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and German tenor Christian Elsner, conducted by Maestro Marek Janowski. The album’s accompanying booklet contains the lyrics to the songs both in German and English, as well as programme notes and artists’ biographies. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
An die Musik, D 547 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Greisengesang, D 778 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
5.
An den Mond, D 296 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1816; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Prometheus, D 674 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Nacht und Träume, D 827 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Gesänge des Harfners no 1, D 478 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816/1822; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Gesänge des Harfners no 3, D 479 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816/1822; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Gesänge des Harfners no 2, D 480 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816/1822; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D 583/Op. 24 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25: no 10, Tränenregen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89: no 20, Der Wegweiser by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Memnon, D 541/Op. 6 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Schwanengesang, D 957: no 9, Ihr Bild by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Im Abendrot, D 799 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824-1825; Vienna, Austria 

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