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Songs of Travel - works by Martin, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Wagner, Schumann, Wolf / Franz Grundheber, baritone; Matthias Veit, piano

Album Summary

>Martin, Frank : Monologes (6) from Jedermann, for alto (or baritone) & piano (or orchestra)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Erntelied "Es ist ein Schnitter", Op. 8/4 (hymn)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andres Maienlied ("Hexenlied"), Op. 8/8
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (3), Op. 84
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (6), Op. 19a
>Schubert, Franz : Der Atlas ("Ich ungluckselger Atlas"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/8
>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
>Schubert, Franz : Das Fischermadchen ("Du schones Fischermadchen"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/10
>Schubert, Franz : Die Stadt ("Am fernen Horizonte"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/11
>Wagner, Richard : Faust Lieder, WWV 15
>Wagner, Richard : Der Tannenbaum
>Schumann, Robert : Melancholie ("Wann, wann erscheint der Morgen"), song for soprano voice & piano (Spanisches Liedersp
>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
>Schumann, Robert : Aus den Hebraischen Gesangen ("Mein Herz ist schwer..."), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/1
>Schumann, Robert : Der Spielmann ("Em Stadchen gibt es des Jubels viel"), song for voice & piano, Op. 40/4
>Wolf, Hugo : Eichendorff Lieder
>Wolf, Hugo : Heimweh ("Wer in der Fremde will wandern"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
>Wolf, Hugo : Der Tambour
>Wolf, Hugo : Fußreise
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Notes & Reviews:

The internationally renowned baritone Franz Grundheber has long been a staple of the operatic scene. With this CD he shows himself to also be a sensitive and expressive interpreter of Lieder. From Schumann to Schubert and Wolf to Wagner, Grundheber's exceptional instrument weaves stories out of nothing at all.

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
The 26 songs of this collection are about travel. The program begins with a muscular reading of Frank Martin's Six Monologues from Jedermann. That is followed by groups of four songs each by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Wagner, Schumann, and Wolf. Of particular interest is the Wagner group. Three Faust songs of 1831 are among his earliest preserved works. The fourth song of 1838, 'Der Tannenbaum', shows Wagner developing a new tonal language. Grundheber's voice is ideally suited to the vigorous songs, and his singing of Schubert's 'Atlas' shows him at his best as he captures the world-weariness of Atlas. He applies a gentle touch to Wolf's 'Musikant' and 'Heimweh' that expresses the joy of travel. His singing here is full of personality and demonstrates those colors and possibilities abundantly.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany (09/2003).



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Works Details

>Martin, Frank : Monologes (6) from Jedermann, for alto (or baritone) & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943-1944

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Erntelied "Es ist ein Schnitter", Op. 8/4 (hymn)
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/24/1824

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andres Maienlied ("Hexenlied"), Op. 8/8
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1824-1825

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (3), Op. 84
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/25/1834

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (6), Op. 19a
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Schubert, Franz : Der Atlas ("Ich unglückselger Atlas"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/8
  • Performers: Matthias Veit (Piano); Franz Grundheber
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Das Fischermädchen ("Du schönes Fischermädchen"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/10
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Die Stadt ("Am fernen Horizonte"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/11
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Wagner, Richard : Faust Lieder, WWV 15 :: 3. Branders Lied
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Wagner, Richard : Faust Lieder, WWV 15 :: 7. Lied des Mephistopheles
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Wagner, Richard : Faust Lieder, WWV 15 :: 4. Lied des Mephistopheles "Flohlied"
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Wagner, Richard : Der Tannenbaum
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Schumann, Robert : Melancholie ("Wann, wann erscheint der Morgen"), song for soprano voice & piano (Spanisches Liedersp
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1849.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Aus den Hebräischen Gesängen ("Mein Herz ist schwer..."), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/1
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Der Spielmann ("Em Städchen gibt es des Jubels viel"), song for voice & piano, Op. 40/4
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Wolf, Hugo : Eichendorff Lieder
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/22/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Heimweh ("Wer in der Fremde will wandern"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/29/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Der Tambour
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 02/16/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Fußreise
  • Performers: Franz Grundheber; Matthias Veit (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 03/21/1888