ANSELM HÜTTENBRENNER (1794-1868): Pilgers Abendlied, Der Fischer, Der Wanderer, Im Walde, Liebesmelancholie, Die beiden Zecher, Die Gabe des Friedens, Der tote Reiter, Naturgesang, Klage um den Freund, Die inn're Welt, Schlummerlied, Frühlingsliedchen, Mein Frühling, Harfenklänge, Die Waldschmiede, Abendruhe, Ohne Worte, Das Echo, Liebhabers, Wünsche, Erlkönig.
Catalogue Number: 12L038
Description: What may be the first CD devoted entirely to music by one of Schubert's closest friends provides a good selection of his approximately 250 lieder, most of which were written after 1848, when the widower composer retired and spent his time, when not composing, studying philosophy and theology. His inward spiritual journey is reflected in almost all of these songs (there are a few cheerful nature-inspired pieces), which may provide the missing link between Schubert and Loewe in the development of the Romantic ballad and Lied. German-English texts. Ulf Bästlein (baritone), Charles Spencer (piano).