Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Lieder 1850-1950

An impressive set – in quality and quantity – featuring many [song] songs that are unavailable elsewhere. A great pity about the lack of texts

Record and Artist Details

Composer or Director: Anton Webern, Alexander Ritter, Hermann Reutter, Robert Franz, Ernst Krenek, Wolfgang Fortner, Hanns Eisler, Gustav Mahler, (Carl August) Peter Cornelius, Edvard Grieg, Franz Liszt, Béla Bartók, Philipp Eulenberg, Hans (Erich) Pfitzner, Paul Hindemith, Justus Hermann Wetzel, Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Kirchner, Gottfried von Einem, Boris Blacher, Josef Matthias Hauer, Paul Dessau, Theodor Streicher, Othmar Schoeck, Arnold Schoenberg, Ferdinand Hiller, (Joseph) Joachim Raff, Richard Strauss, Conrad Beck, (Paul) Felix Weingartner, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Claude Debussy, Emil Mattiesen, Max von Schillings, Darius Milhaud, Hans Erich Apostel, Adolf Jensen, Anton (Grigor'yevich) Rubinstein, (Johann Baptist Joseph) Max(imilian) Reger, Heinz Tiessen

Label: EMI Classics

Media Format: CD or Download

Mastering:

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Catalogue Number: 567349-2

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
(5) Lieder Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Anton Webern Composer
Primula veris Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Alexander Ritter Composer
Meine dunklen Hände Hermann Reutter Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hermann Reutter
(6) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Robert Franz Composer
(9) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Ernst Krenek Composer
Aribert Reimann
Abbitte Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Wolfgang Fortner Composer
(9) Lieder Ernst Krenek Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Spruch 1939 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Hanns Eisler Composer
Lieder aus 'Das Knaben Wunderhorn' Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gustav Mahler Composer
Liebe ohne Heimat (Carl August) Peter Cornelius Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(6) Songs Aribert Reimann
Edvard Grieg Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Meine dunklen Hände Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hermann Reutter Composer
Hermann Reutter
Wieder möcht ich dir begegnen Franz Liszt Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
(5) Songs Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Béla Bartók Composer
Es rauschen die Winde Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Franz Liszt Composer
Liebessehnsucht Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Philipp Eulenberg Composer
(4) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hans (Erich) Pfitzner Composer
Hermann Reutter
Fragment Paul Hindemith Composer
Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Der Kehraus Justus Hermann Wetzel Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Nachspiel Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Friedrich Nietzsche Composer
Aribert Reimann
Lieder Theodor Kirchner Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(5) Lieder Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Anton Webern Composer
(5) Songs from the Chinese Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gottfried von Einem Composer
Aribert Reimann
Aprèslude Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Boris Blacher Composer
(6) Hölderlin-Fragmente Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hanns Eisler Composer
Aribert Reimann
Ständchen Franz Liszt Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
(4) Hölderlin-Lieder Aribert Reimann
Josef Matthias Hauer Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(5) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Anton Webern Composer
(6) Gesänge Robert Franz Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Such nicht mehr, Frau Paul Dessau Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Ist dir ein getreues, liebevolles Kind beschert Theodor Streicher Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(8) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Othmar Schoeck Composer
Hermann Reutter
(8) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Arnold Schoenberg Composer
(6) Gesänge Robert Franz Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(6) Songs Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Edvard Grieg Composer
Lied vom Weidenbaum Wolfgang Fortner Composer
Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Theodor Kirchner Composer
Meine dunklen Hände Hermann Reutter Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hermann Reutter
(6) Lieder Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Robert Franz Composer
(6) Songs Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Edvard Grieg Composer
Herr, den ich tief im Herzen trage (Gebet) Aribert Reimann
Ferdinand Hiller Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(4) Hölderlin-Lieder Josef Matthias Hauer Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(5) Songs from the Chinese Aribert Reimann
Gottfried von Einem Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hyperions Schicksalslied Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hermann Reutter
Wolfgang Fortner Composer
(6) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Robert Franz Composer
(5) Anakreontische Fragmente Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hanns Eisler Composer
(6) Gesänge Robert Franz Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Lieder Theodor Kirchner Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Unter den Palmen Aribert Reimann
(Joseph) Joachim Raff Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Wer hat's gethan? Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Richard Strauss Composer
Such nicht mehr, Frau Paul Dessau Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aprèslude Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Boris Blacher Composer
An den Mond Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hans (Erich) Pfitzner Composer
(4) Hölderlin-Lieder Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Josef Matthias Hauer Composer
Johann Kepler Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hermann Reutter
Hermann Reutter Composer
Sonnenuntergang Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
(Carl August) Peter Cornelius Composer
Noch bin ich eine Stadt Paul Dessau Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
(8) Lieder Aribert Reimann
Arnold Schoenberg Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Herbst Aribert Reimann
Conrad Beck Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(14) Lieder Othmar Schoeck Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Meine dunklen Hände Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hermann Reutter Composer
(5) Lieder Hans (Erich) Pfitzner Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aprèslude Hermann Reutter
Boris Blacher Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Liebesfeier (Paul) Felix Weingartner Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(Der) Tannenbaum Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Richard Wagner Composer
Aribert Reimann
(5) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Anton Webern Composer
Aribert Reimann
(6) Songs Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Edvard Grieg Composer
Aribert Reimann
(6) Gesänge Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Robert Franz Composer
Aribert Reimann
An meine Mutter Justus Hermann Wetzel Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
(5) Songs Hermann Reutter
Béla Bartók Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(6) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Arnold Schoenberg Composer
(Les) Nuits d'été Hector Berlioz Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
(3) Chansons de France Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Claude Debussy Composer
(5) Lieder Aribert Reimann
Anton Webern Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Spruch 1939 Aribert Reimann
Hanns Eisler Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(5) Anakreontische Fragmente Hanns Eisler Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Heimgang in der Frühe Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Emil Mattiesen Composer
(5) Songs from the Chinese Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gottfried von Einem Composer
Freude soll in deinen Werken sein Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Max von Schillings Composer
Aribert Reimann
Verwelkt Aribert Reimann
Friedrich Nietzsche Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Herbst Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Conrad Beck Composer
Herbstgefühl Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Emil Mattiesen Composer
Poèmes Juifs Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Darius Milhaud Composer
(6) Gesänge Robert Franz Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(6) Songs Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Edvard Grieg Composer
(4) Hölderlin-Lieder Josef Matthias Hauer Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Lieder Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Theodor Kirchner Composer
Nacht Aribert Reimann
Hans Erich Apostel Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(12) Lieder Robert Franz Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(5) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Anton Webern Composer
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh Aribert Reimann
Franz Liszt Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Lehn deine Wang' an meine Wang' Aribert Reimann
Adolf Jensen Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Noch bin ich eine Stadt Paul Dessau Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Aprèslude Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Boris Blacher Composer
(6) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Arnold Schoenberg Composer
Aribert Reimann
Wie sich Rebenranken schwingen Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Friedrich Nietzsche Composer
(6) Hölderlin-Fragmente Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Hanns Eisler Composer
Aribert Reimann
(The) Dew is sparkling Aribert Reimann
Anton (Grigor'yevich) Rubinstein Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(5) Songs from the Chinese Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gottfried von Einem Composer
Aribert Reimann
Lied vom Weidenbaum Hermann Reutter
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Wolfgang Fortner Composer
(6) Songs Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Edvard Grieg Composer
Aribert Reimann
(9) Lieder Ernst Krenek Composer
Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(5) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Anton Webern Composer
Aribert Reimann
Nacht Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Hans Erich Apostel Composer
(5) Gesänge Aribert Reimann
(Johann Baptist Joseph) Max(imilian) Reger Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(6) Songs Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Edvard Grieg Composer
Aribert Reimann
Reiselied Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Othmar Schoeck Composer
(5) Lieder Aribert Reimann
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Anton Webern Composer
Vöglein Schwermut Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Heinz Tiessen Composer
Aribert Reimann
Warnung Aribert Reimann
(Johann Baptist Joseph) Max(imilian) Reger Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(6) Lieder Robert Franz Composer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
(9) Lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Aribert Reimann
Ernst Krenek Composer
This is such an important collection that it seems a pity to begin with a reservation, but it’s a serious one. There are 88 songs here, most of high quality, the great majority little known and many otherwise unavailable. Their quality, of course, has to do with the relationship between text and music, but no texts or translations are provided. This is a disastrous impedance to appreciating not only these songs but Fischer-Dieskau’s artistry. To mark his 75th birthday in this way and to charge full price for it is outrageous.
Some of the most striking songs are by unknown composers. Theodor Kirchner emerges as an accomplished member of Schumann’s circle, with abundant melodic appeal and subtle harmonies. Theodor Streicher sounds like a German John Ireland, and a charming one. Alexander Ritter, an important influence on the young Richard Strauss, makes one’s hair stand on end with his tonally adventurous, startlingly original ‘Primula veris’. Emil Mattiesen provides memorable accompaniments (slumberous and hypnotic in one song, prowling staccato in the other) to chromatic but strong vocal lines. Hermann Reutter portrays the astronomer Johann Kepler in clean, dry counterpoint; the result is like the very best Hindemith. Wolfgang Fortner, described in the not very useful booklet as ‘the Leipzig-born 12-tone composer’ contributes three songs, none serial or even atonal, including a weird little setting (in English) of Desdemona’s ‘Willow Song’ and a beautiful, very simple one of Holderlin’s Abbitte.
Of the better-known figures, Robert Franz has an often simple charm to which Fischer-Dieskau’s intensity is not ideally suited, but he finds dark eloquence as well as lyric freshness in Grieg’s settings of German texts and both grace and ardour in Liszt; his Uber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh has a magical stillness. Some of the choices cast light on the singer himself: he chooses two of Peter Cornelius’s bigger songs, not the more familiar folksong-like pieces, and his scholarly interest in Nietzsche leads him to select three that give an idea of that talented amateur composer’s range: an effective romantic number, an odd little epigram and a song that few other singers would have undertaken because of the vast vocal range it demands. Schoeck, Reger and Pfitzner are only sampled, but each is strongly represented. The very early Wagner song is scarcely characteristic (the booklet talks nonsense about it pre-echoing Act 3 of Die Walkure) but the Strauss, unpublished when this recording gave it its first performance, has since deservedly joined the canon. Among the curiosities Felix Weingartner’s ‘Liebesfeier’, a hit in its day, sounds like a poor man’s Strauss (more precisely a cheap substitute for ‘Zueignung’).
Apart from the intensely expressive Webern and Eisler pieces and Hans Erich Apostel’s ‘Nacht’ none of the modern songs entirely eschew tonality, though Hermann Reutter nears the brink with effective vehemence in two settings (in English) of Langston Hughes, and Josef Matthias Hauer demonstrates that his form of serialism is by no means incompatible with lyricism or drama. The ‘conservative’ Gottfried von Einem uses what one might call a radical simplicity to arresting effect; so does Paul Dessau (his songs described quite wrongly in the booklet as ‘cabaret-tinged’). Both of the Krenek songs (in one of them a folk-like tune turns in unexpected directions and encounters quirky harmonies) are well worth discovering; so are the two bony little epigrams by Boris Blacher. A rich and absorbing survey of the latter history of the Lied, but the vessel has been spoiled for a ha’p’orth of printer’s ink.'

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