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Brahms: Liebeslieder-walzer, Etc / Mathis, Sawallisch, Et Al

Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 423133   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Edith MathisWolfgang SawallischDietrich Fischer-DieskauPeter Schreier,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The one record missing from the volume of vocal ensembles in the comprehensive DG Brahms Edition reviewed last month was the sets of Liebeslieder waltzes. This has now promptly been issued as a separate record, and come in for review. Having never appreciated these works, am bound now to admit that performances as sympathetic as these do go a long way towards overcoming resistance. It is not merely a question of fine singing, which with this quartet one may more or less take for granted: the subtlety and charm of the interpretations makes what can all too often, in my experience, be a dreary sequence of three-four numbers into a poetic response to the nature of the waltz. There is an intelligent give-and-take between the soloists, so that Read more voices move in and out of the limelight, as the skilful recording allows, and an extra dimension of the music is disclosed here that is too often obscured. In short, a most attractive individual record.

-- Gramophone [6/1983], reviewing the original release
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Works on This Recording

Liebeslieder Waltzes (18), Op. 52 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Edith Mathis (Soprano), Wolfgang Sawallisch (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone),
Peter Schreier (Tenor), Karl Engel (Piano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1869; Austria 
Language: German 
Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 65 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Wolfgang Sawallisch (Piano),
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Edith Mathis (Soprano), Karl Engel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Austria 
Language: German 
Vocal Quartets (3), Op. 64 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Edith Mathis (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano),
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Karl Engel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1863; Austria 
Language: German 

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