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Arnold Schoenberg

Janet Baker sings six Schoenberg songs

Janet Baker sings six of Schoenberg's early songs
Composer Arnold Schoenberg
Singer Dame Janet Baker
Pianist Paul Hamburger

These six songs come from a recital Janet Baker gave devoted entirely to the songs of Arnold Schoenberg, accompanied by Paul Hamburg.  The recital begins with four songs from his sets Op 2, 3, composed around the turn of the century when Schoenberg was also working on his massive cantata Gurrelieder.  The subject matter is deeply romantic, depicting various aspects of feelings of love and the music is richly tonal.  The selection ends with two songs from his Op 6 set, published in 1903, when Schoenberg was moving towards atonality.

Arnold Schoenberg 1974  1951

  1. Hochzeitslied
  2. Freihold
  3. Erwartung
  4. Waldsonne
  5. Traumleben
  6. Der Wanderer

This recording comes from the collection of Patrick Saul

  • Janet Baker
    Mezzo-soprano
  • Paul Hamburger
    Piano

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