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Benita Valente, Vol. 2 - studio and concert recordings from 1980 & 1985. Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Wolf / Benita Valente, soprano; Cynthia Raim, piano; Harold Wright, clarinet

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Die Verschworenen, singspiel (Der häuslische Krieg), D. 787
>Schubert, Franz : Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118
>Schubert, Franz : Lied der Mignon, D. 877
>Schumann, Robert : Die Lotosblume ("Die Lotosblume ängstigt sich..."), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/7
>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
>Schumann, Robert : Marienwürmchen ("Marienwürmchen, setze dich"), song for voice & piano (Lieder-Album für die Jugend),
>Strauss, Richard : Heimkehr ("Leiser schwanken die Äste"), song for voice & piano, Op. 15/5 (TrV 148/5)
>Strauss, Richard : Allerseelen, Op. 10 no 8
>Strauss, Richard : Einerlei ("Ihr Mund ist stets derselbe"), song for voice & piano, Op. 69/3 (TrV 237/3)
>Strauss, Richard : Songs (3) for voice & piano (after Shakespeare's "Hamlet;" "Ophelia Lieder"), Op. 67/1-3 (TrV 238/1-
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (8), Op. 10
>Strauss, Richard : Die Nacht, Op. 10 no 3
>Strauss, Richard : Ständchen ("Mach' auf, mach' auf, doch leise, mein Kind"), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/2 (TrV 149
>Strauss, Richard : Cäcilie ("Wenn du es wüsstest"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/2 (TrV 170/2)
>Wolf, Hugo : Er ist's ("Frühling lässt sein blaues Band"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
>Wolf, Hugo : Verschwiegene Liebe ("Über Wipfel und Saaten"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
>Wolf, Hugo : Verborgenheit ("Lass, o Welt, o lass mich sein"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
>Wolf, Hugo : Das verlassene Mägdlein ("Früh, wann die Hähne krähn"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
>Wolf, Hugo : In dem Schatten meiner Locken (no 2 of Spanischen Liederbuch)
>Wolf, Hugo : Mausfallen-Sprüchlein ("Kleine Gäst, kleines Haus"), song for voice & piano (Lieder für eine Frauens
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Notes & Reviews:

This second volume of recordings devoted to the great American soprano, Benita Valente, contains studio and concert recordings made between 1980 and 1985. Volume 1 of of this series was issued as BRIDGE 9316. Fanfare called it "An eloquent recital. A lovely bright voice, excellent technique as well as astounding versatility."

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
Simply a wonderful recording celebrating the career of Benita Valente. It is a combination of "studio recordings with concert recordings, made with some of Ms Valente's favorite pianists". The program opens with a piece by Schubert for clarinet and soprano and the gently understated 'Romanze'. The 'Gretchen Am Spinnrade' and three Mignon songs set an unofficial theme: "young and vulnerable woman". The performances are classic; thoughtful, clean, everything you expect from a world class singer.

Three gentle pieces by Robert Schumann are followed by a large selection of Richard Strauss songs, mainly his most popular ones, including the Ophelia songs. Her 'Einerlei' is exactly the way I like it - lilting, light, and sweet. I hear the Ophelia songs with some regularity (Lawo 1067, Sept/Oct 2015, Aparte 54 & Profil 13050, July/Aug 2014, Berlin 566, Nov/Dec 2014). This is a more staid interpretation.

The program ends with a group of Hugo Wolf songs, including a few of my favorites: 'Er ist's', 'Verschwingene Liebe', and 'Das Verlassene Mägdlein'. 'Mausfallensprüchlein' is a charming way to end a lovely program. The pianists are all terrific, as is Harold Wright. If you're a Valente fan (as I am), don't miss this. Brief notes, texts, and translations.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota (07/04/1985-07/07/1985); Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/04/1985-07/07/1985); Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota (07/29/1985-07/31/1985); Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985).



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>Schubert, Franz : Die Verschworenen, singspiel (Der häuslische Krieg), D. 787
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano); Harold Wright (Clarinet)
  • Notes: Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota (07/04/1985-07/07/1985)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823

>Schubert, Franz : Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano); Harold Wright (Clarinet)
  • Notes: Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota (07/04/1985-07/07/1985)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/19/1814

>Schubert, Franz : Lied der Mignon, D. 877 :: no 2 Heiss mich nicht reden,
  • Performers: Lydia Artymiw (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Schubert, Franz : Lied der Mignon, D. 877 :: no 3 So lasst mich scheinen
  • Performers: Lydia Artymiw (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Schubert, Franz : Lied der Mignon, D. 877 :: no 4 Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
  • Performers: Lydia Artymiw (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1826

>Schumann, Robert : Die Lotosblume ("Die Lotosblume ängstigt sich..."), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/7
  • Performers: Lee Luvisi (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
  • Performers: Lee Luvisi (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Marienwürmchen ("Marienwürmchen, setze dich"), song for voice & piano (Lieder-Album für die Jugend),
  • Performers: Lee Luvisi (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Strauss, Richard : Heimkehr ("Leiser schwanken die Äste"), song for voice & piano, Op. 15/5 (TrV 148/5)
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884-1886

>Strauss, Richard : Allerseelen, Op. 10 no 8
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Strauss, Richard : Einerlei ("Ihr Mund ist stets derselbe"), song for voice & piano, Op. 69/3 (TrV 237/3)
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Strauss, Richard : Songs (3) for voice & piano (after Shakespeare's "Hamlet;" "Ophelia Lieder"), Op. 67/1-3 (TrV 238/1-
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1918

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (8), Op. 10
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Strauss, Richard : Die Nacht, Op. 10 no 3
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Strauss, Richard : Ständchen ("Mach' auf, mach' auf, doch leise, mein Kind"), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/2 (TrV 149
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1887

>Strauss, Richard : Cäcilie ("Wenn du es wüsstest"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/2 (TrV 170/2)
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Wolf, Hugo : Er ist's ("Frühling lässt sein blaues Band"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 05/05/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Verschwiegene Liebe ("Über Wipfel und Saaten"), song for voice & piano (Eichendorff Lieder)
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/31/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Verborgenheit ("Lass, o Welt, o lass mich sein"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 03/13/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : Das verlassene Mägdlein ("Früh, wann die Hähne krähn"), song for voice & piano (Mörike Lieder)
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 03/24/1888

>Wolf, Hugo : In dem Schatten meiner Locken (no 2 of Spanischen Liederbuch)
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 11/17/1889

>Wolf, Hugo : Mausfallen-Sprüchlein ("Kleine Gäst, kleines Haus"), song for voice & piano (Lieder für eine Frauens
  • Performers: Cynthia Raim (Piano); Benita Valente (Soprano)
  • Notes: Rutgers Presbyterian Church, NYC (07/29/1985-07/31/1985)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 06/18/1882