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Schubert: Duets, Trios & Quartets / Fischer-Dieskau, Baker, Ameling, Moore


Release Date: 11/09/2010 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94082   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald MooreDame Janet BakerDietrich Fischer-DieskauElly Ameling,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length:  2 Hours  3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"In the typically genial 2 CD collection of Schubert duets, trios and quartets are resurrected golden age stereo analogue recordings made in 1973. These come to 25 works, all piano accompanied. The artists are the elite of the day. The only name unfamiliar to me was the tenor Horst R Laubenthal. No corners are cut with the notes which have been freshly penned by Malcolm Macdonald. On the other hand there are no texts or translations. The 35 plus years old recordings are in good fettle allowing for the unassertive ‘shush’ of iron oxide stock. The track-listings make admirably clear which of the five singers features in each song.

These songs defied my ignorant expectations. They are by no means simple pastorals. They
Read more often have more in common with dramatic scenas. Several draw on Greek legend. Also in the mix is a curvaceous vocalise in the shape of the Sing-Ubungen. Janet Baker and DFD appear on the majority of tracks across the two CDs. Baker is in superb voice but in songs such as Nur wer die sehnsucht the strain tells on DFD's vocal chords. Peter Schreier appears on sixteen of the 25 tracks and Ameling on eleven. Both are in glorious voice.

Rhetorical elevation and even the occasional dash of humour are much in evidence. Then again Schubert the lyrical romancer cannot help but put in an appearance - for example in Gutigster Bester Weisester. This is the stuff of convivial Schubertiades but ones in which the full gamut of emotional expression is run. Rustic romance is certainly there so if you enjoy the Brahms folksongs and Liebeslieder Walzer then this is for you. These songs are, as often as not, pretty far from being miniatures and several are of ambitious duration. Four run for more than ten minutes. Perhaps you already have a predilection for Schubert lieder. If so you can safely invest in this excellent set."

-- MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1. Hermann und Thusnelda, D 322 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
2. Antigone und Oedip, D 542/Op. 6 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Written: 1817 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
3. Cronnan, D 282 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gerald Moore (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano)
Written: 1815 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
4. Singübungen, D 619 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 07/1818; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
5. Selma und Selmar, D 286b by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
6. Licht und Liebe, D 352 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1816; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
7. Hektors Abschied, D 312/Op. 58 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
8. Gesänge (4) aus Wilhelm Meister, D 877/Op. 62: no 4, Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
9. Scenes from Goethe's Faust, D 126 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
10. Der Hochzeitsbraten, D 930/Op. 104 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano),
Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1827 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
11. Die Advokaten, D 37/Op. 74 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Horst Laubenthal (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano),
Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1812 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
12. Punschlied, D 277 "Vier Elemente" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Horst Laubenthal (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano),
Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1815 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
13. Kantate zum Geburstag des Sängers Johann Michael Vogl, D 666 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Moore (Piano),
Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 10/1819; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
14. Gütigster, Bester, Weisester, D 441 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Horst Laubenthal (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano),
Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1816 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
15. Verschwunden sind die Schmerzen, D 88 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Horst Laubenthal (Tenor), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1813 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
16. Trinklied, D 148/Op. 131 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Horst Laubenthal (Tenor), Gerald Moore (Piano),
Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
17. Der Tanz, D 826 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Gerald Moore (Piano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1828 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
18. Des Tages Weihe, D 763/Op. post. 146 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Gerald Moore (Piano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1822 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
19. Hymne an den Unendlichen, D 232/Op. 112 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Gerald Moore (Piano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
20. An die Sonne, D 439 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Gerald Moore (Piano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1816 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
21. Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben, D 168 "Begräbnislied" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Gerald Moore (Piano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1815 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
22. Gott im Ungewitter, D 985/Op. 112 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Gerald Moore (Piano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1827; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
23. Gott der Weltschöpfer, D 986/Op. 112 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Gerald Moore (Piano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: ?1827 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
24. Die Geselligkeit, D 609 "Lebenslust" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Gerald Moore (Piano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1818 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 
25. Gebet, D 815 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Gerald Moore (Piano), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Written: 1824 
Venue:  UFA-Tonstudio, Berli 

Customer Reviews

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 The Best of the Best! April 11, 2013 By David Fetz (Phoenix, AZ) See All My Reviews "When it comes to Schubert you wuold be hard pressed to find a better cadre of singers then those featured on this recording. That a long with the masterful accompaniment of Gerald Moore makes these discs a must have for any Schubert lover. The music runs the gamut from the seroius side to the playful. A thourghly enjoyable listen." Report Abuse
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