Goerne’s Schubert

Schubert Lieder Volume 7:

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My mother was trained as a singer in Europe; and while she did not sing much after she became a Mom, she always appreciated and loved the music of Schubert, as did my Dad.

I recall hearing Schubert’s song “Die Forelle” (the trout) many times. Schubert himself loved this song, too, and he used this music in his quintet for piano and strings.

In this album, Matthias Goerne and Andreas Haefliger present their joint recital of the songs of Franz Schubert. This recoding represents the 7th Volume of the project to record all of the Schubert lieder and in so many ways it is one of the best.

The collection here includes some of the most familiar and best loved of Schubert’s songs; and Goerne and Haefliger show us the various moods and messages and magnificence of Schubert’s writing.


Im Abendrot, D799
Der Wanderer, D493
Nachtviolen D752 (Mayrhofer)
Im Walde D834
Normans Gesang D846 (Scott, Storck)
Der Geistertanz D116 (Matthisson)
Schatzgräbers Begehr D761 (Schober)
An den Mond, D259 (Goethe)
Erlkönig, D328
Am See, D746 (Bruchmann)
Alinde, D904
Widerschein, D949
Die Forelle, D550
Der Fluss, D693
Abendröte, D690
Klage D415 (Matthisson)
Der Strom, D565 (poet unknown)
Fischerweise, D881 (Schlechta)
Auf der Bruck, D853

Performed by Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Andreas Haefliger (piano)

Here are Matthias Goerne and Alexander Schmalcz in “Wanderers Nachtlied” by Schubert:



And next, here is just an audio track that will show you Mr. Goerne’s great artistry. He sings Franz Schubert’s “Du bist die Ruh” (You are the peaceful quiet)



Finally, here is Mr. Goerne, singing and talking about Schubert. (Give the Spanish introduction a chance to end at ~30 seconds after the start).



Tags: Matthias Goerne, Schubert, Lieder, Volume 7

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