JULIUS WEISMANN (1879-1950): 19 Lieder from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911): 24 Lieder from Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
Catalogue Number: 04R053
Reference: VKJK 1515
Description: Pity that half of this disc is Mahler but at least all but one of Weismann’s lieder are World Premiere Recordings. All were written between 1906 and 1918 so they increase our knowledge of a composer only known to date through late string quartets arranged for string orchestra on cpo six years ago. Weismann shows a greater fidelity to the original texts and uses, unlike Mahler, several children’s song while staying in a general, late Romantic Lieder style (you didn’t expect him to be son-of-Mahler, did you?). 2 CDs. German texts. Frauke May (mezzo), Bernhard Renzikowski (piano).