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Gerard Souzay: Liederabend 1960 - Schubert, Martin, Ravel, Strauss

Audio Samples

>Schubert, Franz : Der Zwerg, D 771/Op. 22 no 1
>Schubert, Franz : Blumenlied, D 431
>Schubert, Franz : Seligkeit, D 433
>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
>Martin, Frank : Monologes (6) from Jedermann, for alto (or baritone) & piano (or orchestra)
>Ravel, Maurice : Mélodies populaires grecques (5)
>Ravel, Maurice : Mélodies hébraïques (2)
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (5), Op. 15
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (6), Op. 17
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (8), Op. 10

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Der Zwerg, D 771/Op. 22 no 1
>Schubert, Franz : Blumenlied, D 431
>Schubert, Franz : Seligkeit, D 433
>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
>Martin, Frank : Monologes (6) from Jedermann, for alto (or baritone) & piano (or orchestra)
>Ravel, Maurice : Mélodies populaires grecques (5)
>Ravel, Maurice : Mélodies hébraïques (2)
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (5), Op. 15
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (6), Op. 17
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (8), Op. 10
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Notes & Reviews:

Baritone Gérard Souzay never had the opportunity to develop a following due to his brief operatic career. Yet experts recognized his innate musicality and his perfect pronunciation of German - his Lieder interpretations are considered legendary. Souzay limited himself to recitals of German Lieder and French mélodies, but what you'll hear provides sheer delight. He still is a singer for aficionados, but this historic recital, recorded in his prime, will surely further this great singer's reputation throughout the world.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
He demonstrates a deeper dramatic approach in Frank Martin's rather unmelodic Six Monologues for Everyman, which also benefit greatly from his expressive lyricism. It is in the French songs that Souzay is at his best. In Ravel's Five Popular Greek Melodies and Two Hebrew Melodies you hear gorgeous soft singing.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2012
The French lyric baritone in a fragrant Liederabend from the 1960 Schwetzingen Festival which includes soft-focus Schubert and Strauss, and Frank Martin's Siz Monologues for Everyman.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Konzertsaal, Schwetzinger Schloss (05/25/1960).



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Der Zwerg, D 771/Op. 22 no 1
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Notes: Composition written: ?1823.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: ?1823

>Schubert, Franz : Blumenlied, D 431
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1816

>Schubert, Franz : Seligkeit, D 433
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Notes: Composition written: 05/1816.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 05/1816

>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1817

>Martin, Frank : Monologes (6) from Jedermann, for alto (or baritone) & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943-1944

>Ravel, Maurice : Mélodies populaires grecques (5)
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904-1906

>Ravel, Maurice : Mélodies hébraïques (2)
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1914.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1914

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (5), Op. 15
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884-1886

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (6), Op. 17
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (8), Op. 10
  • Performers: Dalton Baldwin (Piano); Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885