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

> Der Zwerg, Op. 22, No. 1, D. 771 - Der Zwerg, Op. 22, No. 1, D. 771
> Blumenlied, D. 431 - Blumenlied, D. 431
> Seligkeit, D. 433 - Seligkeit, D. 433
> An die Musik, Op. 88, No. 4, D. 547 - An die Musik, Op. 88, No. 4, D. 547
> 6 Monologe aus Jedermann - No. 1. Ist alls zu End das Freudenmahl
> 6 Monologe aus Jedermann - No. 2. Act Gott, wie graust mir vor dem Tod
> 6 Monologe aus Jedermann - No. 3. Ist als wenn eins gerufen hatt
> 6 Monologe aus Jedermann - No. 4. So wollt ich ganz zernichtet sein
> 6 Monologe aus Jedermann - No. 5. Ja! Ich glaub; solches hat er vollbracht
> 6 Monologe aus Jedermann - No. 6. O ewiger Gott! O gottliches Gesicht!
> 5 Melodies populaires grecques - No. 1. Le Reveil de la mariee
> 5 Melodies populaires grecques - No. 2. La-bas, vers l'eglise
> 5 Melodies populaires grecques - No. 3. Quel galant m'est comparable
> 5 Melodies populaires grecques - No. 4. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
> 5 Melodies populaires grecques - No. 5. Tout gai!
> 2 Melodies hebraiques (version for voice and piano) - No. 2. L'enigme eternelle (The eternal enigma)
> 2 Melodies hebraiques (version for voice and piano) - No. 1. Kaddisch
> 5 Lieder, Op. 15, TrV 148 (text by A.F. von Schack) - 5 Lieder, Op. 15, TrV 148: No. 5. Heimkehr
> 6 Lieder, Op. 17, TrV 149 - 6 Lieder, Op. 17, TrV 149: No. 2. Standchen
> 4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170 (version for voice and piano) (text by K.F. Henckell) - 4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170: No. 1. Ruhe meine Seele (version for voice and piano)
> 8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter, Op. 10, TrV 141 - 8 Gedichte aus Letzte Blatter, Op. 10, TrV 141: No. 1. Zueignung

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 : Melodies hebraiques (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
Performers Composers

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