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Haydn: Songs / Elly Ameling, Jörg Demus

Haydn / Ameling / Demus
Release Date: 05/05/2009 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93768   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly AmelingJörg Demus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Anna Russell once joked that lieder were best suited to singers "with no voice, but GREAT artistry!" She had a point, but Elly Ameling was special, even among lieder singers. Her voice was gorgeous: warm, welcoming, and expressive with just the right sort of naturalness to make her lieder singing believable in a domestic, as opposed to operatic, setting. She never made a bad recording, but few were as charming as this collection of the complete Haydn songs. It was even more significant because it represented the first time that most music lovers would have known that Haydn wrote songs with piano--53 of them to be exact.

Indeed, not only did Haydn write songs, but as with most else in Western music, he can
Read more legitimately be said to have invented the German art-song, except that his late lieder, the two sets of Six Original Canzonettas plus a handful of single items, set English texts almost exclusively. They date from his London period, and are uniformly marvelous. Perhaps the most moving of them is "O Tuneful Voice", Haydn's farewell to England and his many English friends. Charming and catchy at the least, brilliantly profound at best, and still sounding very fine (in all formats) in this latest multi-channel remastering, this set is a classic.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing these performances previously reissued as Pentatone 518618
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Works on This Recording

1.
Original Canzonettas Book 1, H 26a: no 25, Mermaid's Song by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Jörg Demus (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano),
Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
2.
Original Canzonettas Book 1, H 26a: no 27, Pastoral Song by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
3.
Original Canzonettas Book 2, H 26a: no 31, Sailor's Song by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Jörg Demus (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano),
Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
4.
Original Canzonettas Book 2, H 26a: no 35, Piercing eyes by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Jörg Demus (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano),
Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
5.
O Tuneful Voice, H 26a no 42 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa ?1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
6.
Original Canzonettas Book 1, H 26a: no 26, Recollection by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7.
Original Canzonettas Book 1, H 26a: no 27, Pastoral Song by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
8.
Original Canzonettas Book 1, H 26a: no 28, Despair by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
9.
Original Canzonettas Book 1, H 26a: no 29, Pleasing pain by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
10.
Fidelity, Hob. 26a No. 30 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
11.
Original Canzonettas Book 2, H 26a: no 34, She never told her love by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
12.
Original Canzonettas Book 2, H 26a: no 32, Wanderer by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
13.
Original Canzonettas Book 2, H 26a: no 33, Sympathy by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
14.
Spirit's Song, H 26a no 41 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: circa ?1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
15.
Transport of Pleasure ("Ah me how scanty is my store"), song for voice & keyboard (English Canzonett by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
16.
The Lady's Looking-glass, H 31c no 17 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: c1791–1795 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
17.
Antwort auf die Frage eines Mädchens (known as "Vergiss mein nicht"), song for voice & piano, H. 26a by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 06/1803 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
18.
Ein kleines Haus, H 26a no 45 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
19.
Lieder für Clavier Book 1, H 26a: no 1, Das strickende Mädchen by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
20.
Lieder für Clavier Book 1, H 26a: no 2, Cupido by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
21.
Lieder für Clavier Book 1, H 26a: no 3, Der erste Kuss by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
22.
Lieder für Clavier Book 1, H 26a: no 4, Eine sehr gewöhnlich Geschichte by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
23.
Die Verlassene ("Hör' auf mein armes Herz"), song for voice & keyboard, H. 26a/5 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1781 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
24.
Als einst mit Weibes Schönheit, H 26a no 44 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: ?c1796-1800 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
25.
Lieder für Clavier Bk 1, H 26a: no 6, Der Gleichsinn by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
26.
Lieder für Clavier Bk 1, in B flat major H 26a: no 7, An Iris by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
27.
Lieder für Clavier Bk 1, in D major H 26a: no 8, An Thyrsis by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
28.
Lieder für Clavier Bk 1, in F minor H 26a: no 9, Trost unglücklicher Liebe by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
29.
Die Landlust, song for voice & keyboard (12 Lieder für das Clavier, I), H. 26a/10 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
30.
Lieder für Clavier Book 1, H 26a: no 11, Liebeslied by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
31.
Lieder für Clavier Book 1, H 26a: no 12, Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
32.
Der schlaue und dienstfertige Pudel, H 26a no 38 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: c1780-1787 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
33.
Bald wehen uns des Frühlings Lüfte, H 26a no 47 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
34.
Trachten will ich nicht auf Erden, H 26a no 39 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
35.
Lieder für Clavier Book 2, H 26a: no 13, Jeder meint, der Gegenstand by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
36.
Lieder für Clavier Book 2, H 26a: no 14, Lachet nicht, Mädchen by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
37.
O liebes Mädchen, höre mich, song for voice & keyboard (from Lieder für das Clavier II), H. 26a/15 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
38.
Lieder für Clavier Book 2, H 26a: no 16, Gegenliebe by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
39.
Lieder für Clavier Book 2, H 26a: no 17, Geistliches Lied by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
40.
Lieder für Clavier Bk 2, H 26a: no 18, Auch die Sprödeste der Schönen by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
41.
O fliess, ja wallend fliess, song for voice & keyboard (from Lieder für das Clavier II), H. 26a/19 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
42.
Lieder für Clavier Book 2, H 26a: no 20, Zufriedenheit by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
43.
Lieder für Clavier Book 2, H 26a: no 21, Das Leben ist ein Traum by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
44.
Lieder für Clavier Book 2, H 26a: no 22, Lob der Faulheit by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
45.
Minna, song for voice & keyboard (from Lieder für das Clavier II), H. 26a/23 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
46.
Auf meines Vaters Grab, song for voice & keyboard (from Lieder für das Clavier II), H. 26a/24 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
47.
Beim Schmerz, der dieses Herz durchwühlet, H 26a no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Elly Ameling (), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1775; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
48.
Abschiedslied, H 26a no F1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
49.
Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser, H 26a no 43 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Jörg Demus (Piano), Elly Ameling ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 

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