Friday, December 02, 2011

Fischer-Dieskau, Furtwangler, Kempe, Barenboim
"Kindertotenlieder" "Ruckerlieder" "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" etc.

I've always loved Dieskau's voice. He was one of the singers that made listening to art song bearable. He even make the "Erlkonig" exciting.

This CD is (I'm pretty sure) a compilation of Mahler songsets that Dieskau had recorded over the course of his career and all assembled conveniently on this one EMI release.

Now the trick is trying to figure out if this stuff sounds familiar because I've played it before, or because Mahler stole his own material so extensively that it all starts to blur together...

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