Pfitzner - Complete Lieder Vol.2 | Naxos 8572603

Pfitzner - Complete Lieder Vol.2


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8572603

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 11th January 2019



This second volume of Pfitzner’s Complete Lieder (Vol.1 is on 8572602) covers the period between 1884 and 1916 and shows why he was considered such a key figure among composers of his generation. A central theme of the songs is the archetypical Romantic focus on the portrayal of nature as a reflection of human feelings. The youthful and enduringly popular Ist der Himmel darum im Lenz so blau (‘Is the sky so blue in the spring’) reflects his greatest qualities as a song composer – a memorable tune and rich, flowing harmonies. Favouring the bold use of colour, Pfitzner’s songs are characterised by a lively, pulsing rhythm and sweeping, ecstatic melodies.

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