ANTON URSPRUCH (1850-1907): 6 Lieder, Op. 3, 4 Gesänge, Op. 4, Wenn ich in deine Augen seh', Op. 6II/2, Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen, Op. 6II/3, Ja, du bist elend, Op. 6IV/3, 2 arias from the Opera Die heilige Cäcilia, Op. posth., LUDWIG THUILLE (1861-1907): 3 Gesänge, Op. 12, Devotionale, Op. 27/1, ERICH J. WOLFF (1874-1913): Erhebung, Op. 8/2, Bienenlied, Op. 12/6, Mignon, Op. 15/1, Tag meines Lebens, Op. 13/2, Andacht, Op. 11/1, Mandolinen, Op. 22/5, Gebet, Op. 14/1, Die Horen, Op. 12/2, Gottes Segen, Op. 14/4.
Catalogue Number: 02N041
Reference: CTH 2585
Description: Urspruch marries the heritage of Beethoven and Schubert with the contemporary world of Brahms and Wagner while Wolff, a highly regarded accompanist who left behind around 150 songs, was plainly a brilliant pianist as well, as this collection of lieder demonstrates. He also plainly was excellent at tone-painting (a swarm of bees in Bienenlied) and Humperdinck, lamenting his early death, placed him in the line Schubert-Jensen-Franz-Brahms-Wolf. German texts. Rebecca Broberg (soprano), Ulrich Urban (piano).