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The Songs Of Brahms Vol 4 / Robert Holl, Graham Johnson

Brahms / Holl / Johnson
Release Date: 09/12/2012 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 33124   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert HollGraham Johnson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Graham Johnson’s latest Lieder project for Hyperion reaches its fourth volume. Brahms is of course a giant of the Romantic era but his songs and vocal works are rather less well known than much of his other music. There is so much to discover and enjoy in the beautiful, often elegiac melodies and characteristic piano writing.

In some of these recitals an opus number will be presented in its entirety: here it is the songs of Op 94, as well as the Vier ernste Gesänge of Op 121. The singer is the bass-baritone Robert Holl, acclaimed as simply one of the most profound artists of the genre and recently praised for the ‘unparalleled depth and complexity’ of his live performance (The Independent).
Graham Johnson’s latest Lieder project for Hyperion reaches its fourth volume. Brahms is of course a giant of the Romantic era but his songs and vocal works are rather less well known than much of his other music. There is so much to discover and enjoy in the beautiful, often elegiac melodies and characteristic piano writing.

In some of these recitals an opus number will be presented in its entirety: here it is the songs of Op 94, as well as the Vier ernste Gesänge of Op 121. The singer is the bass-baritone Robert Holl, acclaimed as simply one of the most profound artists of the genre and recently praised for the ‘unparalleled depth and complexity’ of his live performance (The Independent). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (9), Op. 63: no 9, Heimweh III "Ich sah als Knabe" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1873; Germany 
2.
Songs (9), Op. 63: no 8, Heimweh no 2 "O wüsst' ich doch den Weg zurück" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
3.
Songs (9), Op. 63: no 7, Heimweh I "Wie traulich war das Fleckchen" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Austria 
4.
Songs (8), Op. 59: no 8, Dein blaues Auge by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
5.
Songs (8), Op. 58: no 5, Schwermut by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1871; Austria 
6.
Songs (6), Op. 97: no 5, Komm bald by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
7.
Songs (6), Op. 86: no 6, Todessehnen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1877-79; Austria 
8.
Songs (5), Op. 94 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; Germany 
9.
Songs (5), Op. 72: no 4, Verzagen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
10.
Songs (5), Op. 72: no 3, O kühler Wald by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
11.
Songs (5), Op. 72: no 2, Sommerfäden by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
12.
Songs (5), Op. 72: no 1, Alte Liebe by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Austria 
13.
Songs (5), Op. 107: no 4, Maienkätzchen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1886; Austria 
14.
Songs (5), Op. 106: no 2, Auf dem See by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1888; Austria 
15.
Songs (5), Op. 105: no 1, Wie Melodien zieht es mir by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
16.
Songs (4), Op. 46: no 4, An die Nachtigall by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
17.
Serious Songs (4), Op. 121 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Robert Holl (Bass), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 

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