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Schubert, Strauss, Schonberg: Lieder / Lucia Popp, Irwin Gage

Schonberg / Schubert / Popp / Gage
Release Date: 08/31/2010 
Label:  Orfeo D'or Catalog #: 789101  
Composer:  Franz SchubertArnold SchoenbergRichard Strauss
Performer:  Lucia PoppIrwin Gage
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lucia Popp was an absolute audience favourite for several decades. Besides her great operatic roles – first as a coloratura soprano, then in the lyric fashion – she always maintained a large concert and lieder repertoire that demonstrated in equal degree her great musicality and charm. At the Munich Opera Festival in 1984, Lucia Popp presented a combination of lesser-known songs of well-known composers in a programme that formed a musically colourful and harmonious whole. This live recording, made in the intimate rococo hall of the Cuvilliés Theatre, allows us to experience that concert once again. Lucia Popp was partnered there by Irwin Gage, whose musical qualities matched her own, yet who refrained from placing himself in the foreground. Read more With their opening selection of Schubert they were able to transfix the audience in such a manner that the ensuing group of Schoenberg’s early songs Op. 2 seemed to follow on quite naturally. In Strauss’s Ophelia Songs, Popp displayed her extraordinary ability to portray a stage character swiftly, yet in a manner well-rounded and accurate, by purely vocal means. The last quarter of this song recital, also devoted to Strauss, was the most popular and was received with frenetic applause. These songs reached a magnificent climax in the encore 'Allerseelen'. This was followed by a return to Schubert with 'An Silvia'. It rounded off a dramatically conceived evening of German Romanticism, a superb example of how Popp could present her admirers with a performance deeply felt in its artistry, but never calculating or sentimental. It causes one to regret all the more her all-too-early death. Recorded at the Cuvilliés Theatre on 25th July, 1984 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Der Knabe, D 692 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Die Gebüsche, D 646 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Der Fluss, D 693 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Der Schmetterling, D 633/Op. 57 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1819; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Die Rose, D 745/Op. 73 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Fülle der Liebe, D 854 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Erwartung, Op. 17 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Songs (4), Op. 2: no 2, Schenk' mir deinen goldenen Kamm by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Songs (4), Op. 2: no 3, Erhebung by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Songs (4), Op. 2: no 4, Waldsonne by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Lieder (4), Op. 36: no 3, Hat gesagt, bleibts nicht dabei by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Germany 
12.
Lieder (6), Op. 37: no 4, Mein Auge by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Germany 
13.
Lieder (6), Op. 37: no 3, Meinem Kinde by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Germany 
14.
Lieder (6), Op. 67: Nos 1-3 "Ophelia Lieder" by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Germany 
15.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 7, Die Zeitlose by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 
16.
Lieder (8), Op. 10: no 6, Die Verschwiegenen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Germany 

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