Hindemith: Das Marienleben / Harnisch, Schulze

Release Date: 4/14/2017
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573423
Composer: Paul Hindemith
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Using the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Hindemith first completed Das Marienleben (The Life of Mary) in 1923 and it occupies a key position in his output, marking a transition from avant garde Expressionism to his mature neo-classical style. He regarded the cycle as "the best thing I have yet written", an affection retained through painstaking revisions over subsequent years. Hindemith responded to Rilke's imagery with truly moving music that ranges from tenderness and hushed emotion to sweeping dramatic power, the 1948 version transforming his youthful songs into "an organic masterpiece ranking with the great song-cycles".
Works on This Recording
1. Das Marienleben, Op. 27 by Paul Hindemith
Performer: Rachel Harnisch (Soprano), Jan Philip Schulze (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923/1948 ; Germany
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