The Art of Hans Hotter | Australian Eloquence ELQ4820187

The Art of Hans Hotter

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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4820187

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st July 2016

Contents

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Lieder (5), op.94
» I Mit vierzig Jahren
Lieder (5), op.105
» no.4 Auf dem Kirchhofe
Romanzen aus Die schone Magelone (15), op.33
» no.9 Ruhe, Sussliebchen

Loewe, Carl

Balladen (3), op.20
» no.1 Hochzeitslied
» no.3 Die wandelnde Glocke
Hinkende Jamben, op.62 no.5
Odins Meeresritt, op.118

Schubert, Franz

Alinde, D904
An die Entfernte, D765
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583
Im Fruhling, D882
Schwanengesang, D957
» Der Doppelganger
» Die Stadt
» Die Taubenpost
» Liebesbotschaft

Strauss, Richard

Lieder (3), op.29
» no.3 Nachtgang
Lieder (5), op.32
» no.5 Himmelsboten
Lieder (6), op.56
» no.1 Gefunden
Schlichte Weisen (5), op.21
» no.1 All mein' Gedanken
» no.2 Du meines Herzens Kronelein
» no.4 Ach weh mir ungluckhaftem Mann

Wolf, Hugo

Eichendorff-Lieder (20)
» no.2 Der Musikant
» no.5 Der Soldat I
» no.14 Der verzweifelte Liebhaber
Goethe-Lieder
» no.29 Anakreons Grab
Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian Songbook)
» no.7 Der Mond hat eine schwere Klag' erhoben
» no.18 Heb auf dein blondes Haupt
» no.22 Ein Standchen Euch zu bringen kam ich her
» no.27 Schon streckt' ich aus im Bett
Morike-Lieder
» no.4 Jagerlied
» no.5 Der Tambour
» no.9 Nimmersatte Liebe
» no.39 Denk' es, o Seele!
Songs (3) on poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Spanisches Liederbuch
» no.6 Wenn du zu den Blumen gehst
» no.7 Wer sein holdes Lieb verloren

Artists

Hans Hotter (bass-baritone)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Lieder (5), op.94
» I Mit vierzig Jahren
Lieder (5), op.105
» no.4 Auf dem Kirchhofe
Romanzen aus Die schone Magelone (15), op.33
» no.9 Ruhe, Sussliebchen

Loewe, Carl

Balladen (3), op.20
» no.1 Hochzeitslied
» no.3 Die wandelnde Glocke
Hinkende Jamben, op.62 no.5
Odins Meeresritt, op.118

Schubert, Franz

Alinde, D904
An die Entfernte, D765
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583
Im Fruhling, D882
Schwanengesang, D957
» Der Doppelganger
» Die Stadt
» Die Taubenpost
» Liebesbotschaft

Strauss, Richard

Lieder (3), op.29
» no.3 Nachtgang
Lieder (5), op.32
» no.5 Himmelsboten
Lieder (6), op.56
» no.1 Gefunden
Schlichte Weisen (5), op.21
» no.1 All mein' Gedanken
» no.2 Du meines Herzens Kronelein
» no.4 Ach weh mir ungluckhaftem Mann

Wolf, Hugo

Eichendorff-Lieder (20)
» no.2 Der Musikant
» no.5 Der Soldat I
» no.14 Der verzweifelte Liebhaber
Goethe-Lieder
» no.29 Anakreons Grab
Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian Songbook)
» no.7 Der Mond hat eine schwere Klag' erhoben
» no.18 Heb auf dein blondes Haupt
» no.22 Ein Standchen Euch zu bringen kam ich her
» no.27 Schon streckt' ich aus im Bett
Morike-Lieder
» no.4 Jagerlied
» no.5 Der Tambour
» no.9 Nimmersatte Liebe
» no.39 Denk' es, o Seele!
Songs (3) on poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Spanisches Liederbuch
» no.6 Wenn du zu den Blumen gehst
» no.7 Wer sein holdes Lieb verloren

Artists

Hans Hotter (bass-baritone)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

About

Hans Hotter (1909–2003) was 64 when he recorded two recital LPs for Decca, here coupled as a 2-CD set. One of the rare singers to achieve equal eminence in Wagner and in Lieder, the singer’s voluminous bass-baritone, at once majestic and profoundly human, was in its autumn. Yet, the sense of detail, of characterization, he brings to these songs, vividly partnered by Geoffrey Parsons, is not only a joy, but an essential lesson for every student of Lied.

There is evidence of both warmth and candour as well as a wry sense of humour in the Wolf and Loewe brackets, and he is an absolute natural for Brahms, a composer to whom, even in his younger years he was irresistibly drawn. As a revered teacher, Hotter would tell his students: ‘Remember, it is important to try not to be boring’. Throughout these 38 songs, Hotter is, as ever, true to his own precept.

Recording location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 1–5 May 1973

“All’ mein Gedanken [is] given new impact and import by sheer force of vocal gravity; in particular the rarely-recorded Gefunden is a splendid find. Best of all are the Brahms songs. Here is the repertory in which Hotter’s weight of experience can sound out the depths of feeling to their fullest extent. [...] the recording quality is a predictable credit to Decca expertise; and Geoffrey Parsons has the whole range of dynamic and technique well within his grasp. On this showing, it is he who has the art of the Lied at his fingertips. He makes the music sound, as it surely should, like poetry-reading rather than dramatization. In the result, it is not only the followers of Hans Hotter who will derive delight and diversion from this disc. So will admirers of the art of Lieder accompaniment; and they will receive much insight and instruction into the bargain.” - Gramophone, March 1976

“Though recorded later in his career, when this great artist was 64, he is on magnificent form, and brings a lifetime's insights to some of the greatest songs in the Lied repertoire. Indispensable.” - BBC Music Magazine, February 2015

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