Notes and Editorial Reviews
Schubert sits at the piano in the circle of his friends, and it may well be that this company of authors, artists, and other illustrious personalities is listening to the songs of the “Schoene Muellerin” being sung by Johann Michael Vogl, Schubert’s favorite singer. In his drawing, Moritz von Schwind affords us a glance into the convivial atmosphere of the Schubertiades at which some of Schubert’s works may first have been heard.
The song cycle tells of an unrequited love for the beautiful maid of the mill. The mill stream is the constant companion and dialogue partner of the unhappy journeyman miller, who at the end finds his final resting place in the shallow waters of the creek.
In addition to concerts and
opera, Hans Jörg Mammel has made a name for himself above all through his interpretations of the songs of Schubert and the composers of the second Berlin school. He is accompanied in this intimate interpretation by Arthur Schoonderwoerd, at the fortepiano.
"... a hardy tenor who is not afraid to bring some temperament to his singing...
- The New York Times
"A mature, pristine voice graced with ease and a nice depth. Mammel performed subtly, without slipping into the role of the merely reportering... "
- Badische Zeitung Freiburg
"... fine and silvery in the narrative passages, blazing in the dramatic recitative..."
- Münstersche Zeitung
"... Hans Jörg Mammel proved to be a song singer who subordinated his art to the whole of Schubert's Lieder, ranging from the song of serene hiking through the whole history of suffering in grief engulfing the man to surrender, which the singer forcefully ... and later in a wonderful pianissimo celebrated ..."
- Mitteldeutsche Zeitung
Works on This Recording
Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25 by Franz Schubert
Hans Jörg Mammel (Tenor),
Arthur Schoonderwoerd (Piano)
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria
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