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Wolf: Lieder / Fischer-Dieskau, Barenboim [6-CD Collector's Edition]


Release Date: 03/30/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001408202  
Composer:  Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-DieskauDaniel Barenboim
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gramophone reviews from original LPs

Goethe Lieder
"Barenboim and Fischer-Dieskau are in impressive command of medium, material and genre alike...We are continually confronted not by the tame or even stuffed Wolf one sometimes encounters, but by the real fierce living creature. The outcome is a welcome and invigorating sense of recognition and authenticity. Lieder may not be your favourite music, nor Wolf your favourite Lieder-writer, nor the Goethe Lieder your favourite Wolf songbook. But just give these records a hearing, if only out of curiosity; and [these performances] may well convince you that here is a truly great and original composer." (11/1976)

Mörike
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"In Jägerlied, if not before, Fischer-Dieskau's interpretation is heard, as often later, to be far more ambitious in nuance and vocal colouring and verbal inflexion than before, inspired perhaps by his wonderfully sensitive partner (he makes his piano sound a much higher-class instrument than does Willison) whose timing of musical events, and care for part-playing (as though these were piano parts by the J. S. Bach of the "48"), constantly opens one's ears... Er ist's, an effervescent ode to Spring, is beautifully done, especially the piano postlude. Begegnung is taken impetuously, brilliantly... An eine Äolsharfe is mostly magic, a lovely tempo...The once overhackneyed Vetborgenheit gets a punctiliously appreciative interpretation from Fischer-Dieskau... Zur Warnung, the ultimate commercial about hangovers, is unforced, constantly amusing. In Bei einer Trauung we can hear what acid faces the unwilling bridegroom is pulling. In Abschied the voices of composer and critic are as differentiated as chalk from cheese, and the concluding waltz is celestially lovely...I admire Fischer-Dieskau more than any singer in the world, am ravished by Barenboim's piano playing and intelligence. Again and again Barenboim is punctilious about dynamics and expressive directions, showing why Wolf wrote them into the music." (12/1974)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Mörike Lieder by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Goethe Lieder by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
3.
Eichendorff Lieder by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Michelangelo Lieder (3) by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Gedichte (3) von Robert Reinick by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Gedichte (4) nach Heine, Shakespeare und Byron: no 2, Lied des transferierten Zettel by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
7.
Gedichte (4) nach Heine, Shakespeare und Byron: no 3, Sonne der Schlummerlosen by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Gedichte (4) nach Heine, Shakespeare und Byron: no 4, Keine gleicht von allen Schönen by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Gedichte (4) nach Heine, Shakespeare und Byron: no 1, Wo wird einst by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Du bist wie eine Blume by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
11.
Mädchen mit dem roten Mündchen by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Wenn ich in deine Augen seh by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Spätherbstnebel by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Mit schwarzen Segeln by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Wie des Mondes Abbild zittert by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Gedichte (6): no 1, Wächterlied auf der Wartburg by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Gedichte (6): no 2, Der König bei der Krönung by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Gedichte (6): no 3, Biterolf by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Gedichte (6): no 4, Beherzigung "Feiger Gedanken bängliches Schwanken" by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
20.
Gedichte (6): no 5, Wanderers Nachtlied by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Gedichte (6): no 6, Zur Ruh', zur Ruh' by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
22.
Frage nicht by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Herbst by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Abendbilder by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Herbstentschluss by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Nachtgruss by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Wohin mit der Freud? by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882 
28.
Andenken by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Frohe Botschaft by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Nachruf by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Eichendorff Lieder: no 3, Verschwiegene Liebe by Hugo Wolf
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 No Information Included June 8, 2016 By Morris Reagan (Madison, MS) See All My Reviews "Listening to these recordings gave me a new perspective on Hugo Wolf. I can see why some people consider him the equal of Schubert, or even better than Schubert as lieder composer. But I still consider Schubert to be without peer as a song writer. However Wolf, like Schubert, did make a duet between the voice and the piano. In Wolf's songs, as in Schubert's, the piano tells part of the story. But this disc set is marred by the lack of liner notes about these songs, and even more by the total absence of song texts and English translation of the texts. In Wolf, as in Schubert, the songs lose most of their meaning if the listener does not have access to the texts. But I was able to find German texts and English translations to some of these songs on the internet." Report Abuse
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