ERNST KRENEK (1900-1991): Reisebuch aus den österreichischen Alpen, Op. 62, ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942): In der Ferne, Wandl’ ich im Wald des Abends, Die schlanke Wasserlilie, Waldgespräch.
Catalogue Number: 09S050
Reference: CDA 68258
Description: One of the more unusual works in the Germanic Lieder tradition, this 1929 composition is a setting of the young Krenek’s own travel journal of a trip through the Austrian Alps. Inspired by the recent Schubert anniversary, Krenek wanted to show that there was still much to be done in tonality and the fact that the texts are in prose makes the predominantly lyrical tone of the music remarkable. Plenty of humor and social and politcal commentary in the agreeable texts also! German-English texts. Florian Boesch (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano).