Korngold.: Songs, Vol. 2

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Korngold.: Songs, Vol. 2
Britta Stallmeister, Sibylle Fischer, Uwe Schenker-Primus / Klaus Simon (piano)

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Release Date: Friday 25 June 2021

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In his song settings, Korngold pursued the Romantic ideal and lavished considerable care and inventiveness on their composition. His seemingly effortless gift for melody is everywhere apparent in this second volume (Vol. 1 is on 8.572027), whether in the early works or the songs from the 1940s, which would not sound out of place in an operetta or a Broadway musical. Also present, notably in the Drei Gesänge, Op. 18, is an exciting, experimental approach to harmony that reflects the music of his most radical opera, Das Wunder der Heliane (8.660410-12).


4 Abschiedslieder (4 Songs of Farewell), Op. 14 (version for voice and piano)

3 Lieder, Op. 18

The Constant Nymph: Morgen (Tomorrow), Op. 33 (reconstructed by K. Simon for voice and piano trio, sung in German)

5 Lieder, Op. 38

Sonett für Wien (Sonnet for Vienna), Op. 41

Nachts (During the Night)

Der innere Scharm (Inward Charm)

Österreichischer Soldatenabschied (An Austrian Soldier's Farewell)

Ausser (Unless)

Etwas ganz Persönliches (Something Very Personal) (arr. H. Fuhlbom and K. Simon for voice and piano trio)

Die Gansleber im Hause Duschnitz (Goose Liver at the Duschnitz's House)

Quinquaginta-Foxtrott (Quinquaginta Foxtrot)