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Recommended Lieder Recording

Filed under: Music — Patterico @ 11:52 pm

I recently picked up the remastered EMI recording of Brahms’s Deutsche Volkslieder with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Great stuff, and quite inexpensive for two discs. My current favorite piece is “Wie Komm’ Ich Denn Zur Tur Herein?” Highly recommended.

6 Responses to “Recommended Lieder Recording”

  1. You know, I never asked if you checked out any of those jazz recordings I recommended to you so long ago…

    Dean Esmay (0e0491)

  2. I got a Billie Holiday recording, though I think not the exact one you had recommended. I listened to it a couple of times and wasn’t wowed, but I want to give it a few more listens.

    What I *did* enjoy, quite a bit, was a John Coltrane and Duke Ellington collaboration, which I think you had recommended. The first track especially grabbed me.

    Patterico (4e4b70)

  3. I usually buy classical music based on the composer and not the artist or director (sometimes a particular ensemble might grab me), but a few years back I picked up a CD of Fischer-Dieskau singing Bach and Buxtehude that was really amazing. I’ll definitely be looking for him.

    See Dubya (c01825)

  4. Is there a mail-order source for DVDs and Cds that you or your readers can recommend? I am normally limited to because of shipping costs (and because Swiss customs are diligent about extracting their francs), but for a really good work, I’ll gladly pay the extra cost.

    Pigilito (31331f)

  5. Schwartzkopf and Fischer-Dieskau are two of the best lieder singers in history. F-D renewed the great German lieder tradition and was followed by many other singers including the excellent Hermann Prey.

    Here’s a great synopsis of his career. The Guardian doing somethin good, for a change.

    vnjagvet (d3d48a)

  6. Do you listen to Erich Kunz singing German University Songs? Superb.

    Fred Z (83acf5)

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