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Mendelssohn: Songs And Duets Vol 2 / Daneman, Loges, Asti


Release Date: 10/09/2001 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67137   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie DanemanStephan LogesEugene Asti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

An idiomatic and enticingly performed recital‚ gaining in depth and variety.

No doubt much thought went into the ordering of this programme; nevertheless I can’t help wondering what course it took. Certainly the order is not chrono­logical – Julian Haylock in his notes rearranges it to chart a line from 1824 (Frühlingslied) to 1847 (An die Entfernte and Das Aehrenfeld). Now‚ curiously‚ it was after that last song (‘The Wheatfield’) that I broke off for an interval. This was just beyond the halfway mark‚ and at that point it seemed one could do no better than repeat Richard Fairman’s words in his review of Volume 1 (5/98): ‘a homely affair...little...to disturb the sense of familiar contentment or suggest any
Read more undercurrent of darker feelings’. So far that summary seemed to apply to Volume 2 even more than to its predecessor‚ in as far as Sophie Daneman’s partner in that had been Nathan Berg‚ a relative heavyweight‚ with Auf der Wanderschaft to deepen the picture‚ while here the lighter Stephan Loges simply complemented the soprano with his equable lyric baritone. That was after track 16. Coming back and starting at Erntelied‚ a harvest­song in which the reaper is Death‚ one found the programme taking a more interesting turn – and holding the interest right to the end. So‚ round the piano in the drawing­room we remain‚ but it has become a more thoughtful place‚ less restricted by prettiness and complacency. The artists are of a quality that would distinguish any soirée‚ not least the accompanist‚ who provides unostentatiously graceful support when that is all that is called for‚ but has the scherzo‚ Neue Liebe‚ at his nimble fingers’ ends with the assurance of a virtuoso. Sophie Daneman sings sweetly and sometimes‚ as in Wartend‚ with real imaginative strength. Stephan Loges impresses with beautiful tone‚ a well­schooled legato and a pleasing refinement of style and sensibility.

-- Gramophone 1/2002
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Works on This Recording

1.
Duets (3), Op. 77: no 2, Das Aehrenfeld by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Stephan Loges (Baritone), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Language: German 
2.
Duets (3), Op. 77: no 1, Sonntagsmorgen by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Stephan Loges (Baritone), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Language: German 
3.
Duets (3), Op. 77: no 3, Song from "Ruy Blas" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Language: German 
4.
Folksongs (3) for 2 Voices: no 3, Wasserfahrt by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Stephan Loges (Baritone), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1839; Germany 
Language: German 
5.
Folksongs (3) for 2 Voices: no 2, Abendlied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Stephan Loges (Baritone), Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1839; Germany 
Language: German 
6.
Songs (6), Op. 86: no 3, Die Liebende schreibt by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Daneman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
Language: German 
7.
Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Daneman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Language: German 
8.
Songs (6), Op. 34: no 4, Suleika by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Daneman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Language: German 
9.
Lied der Freundin by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Daneman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
10.
Ich hör' ein Vöglein by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Berlin, Germany 
Language: German 
11.
Songs (6), Op. 47: no 5, Der Blumenstrauss by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 
Language: German 
12.
Songs (6), Op. 86: no 1, Es lauschte das Laub by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
Language: German 
13.
Songs (12), Op. 8: no 4, Erntelied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
14.
Songs (6), Op. 19a: no 3, Winterlied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1833; Germany 
Language: German 
15.
Songs (6), Op. 19a: no 4, Neue Liebe by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Sophie Daneman (Soprano), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1833; Germany 
Language: German 
16.
Songs (12), Op. 8: no 6, Frühlingslied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Daneman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
17.
Songs (12), Op. 9: no 3, Wartend by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Daneman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
Language: German 
18.
Songs (6), Op. 86: no 4, Allnächtlich im Traume by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Language: German 
19.
Im Kahn by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Stephan Loges (Baritone), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
20.
Songs (6), Op. 47: no 2, Morgengruss by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1840; Germany 
Language: German 
21.
Songs (6), Op. 57: no 4, O Jugend by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Language: German 
22.
Songs (6), Op. 71: no 3, An die Entfernte by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Language: German 
23.
Songs (6), Op. 99: no 4, Das Schifflein by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Language: German 
24.
Songs (3), Op. 84: no 2, Herbstlied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Stephan Loges (Baritone), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Language: German 
25.
Sicheln schallen by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Stephan Loges (Baritone), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Language: German 
26.
Songs (6), Op. 57: no 2, Hirtenlied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Language: German 
27.
Der Verlassene by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1821-22; Germany 
Language: German 
28.
Warnung vor dem Rhein by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Berlin, Germany 
Language: German 
29.
Seemanns Scheidelied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 
Language: German 

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