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HINDEMITH, P.: Marienleben (Das) (revised version, 1948) (Harnisch, J.P. Schulze)


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HINDEMITH, P.: Marienleben (Das) (revised version, 1948) (Harnisch, J.P. Schulze)

Using the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, Hindemith first completed Das Marienleben (The Life of Mary) in 1923 and it occupies a key position in his output, marking a transition from avant garde Expressionism to his mature neo-classical style. He regarded the cycle as ‘the best thing I have yet written’, an affection retained through painstaking revisions over subsequent years. Hindemith responded to Rilke’s imagery with truly moving music that ranges from tenderness and hushed emotion to sweeping dramatic power, the 1948 version transforming his youthful songs into ‘an organic masterpiece ranking with the great song-cycles’.

Hindemith, Paul
Rilke, Rainer Maria, lyricist(s)

  Das Marienleben, Op. 27 (revised version, 1948)
1.   No. 1. Geburt Mariä 00:03:00
2.   No. 2. Die Darstellung Mariä im Tempel 00:06:09
3.   No. 3. Mariä Verkündigung 00:04:36
4.   No. 4. Mariä Heimsuchung 00:02:33
5.   No. 5. Argwohn Josephs 00:01:53
6.   No. 6. Verkündigung über die Hirten 00:06:00
7.   No. 7. Geburt Christi 00:03:59
8.   No. 8. Rast auf der Flucht nach Ägypten 00:03:34
9.   No. 9. Von der Hochzeit zu Kana 00:06:56
10.   No. 10. Vor der Passion 00:04:52
11.   No. 11. Pietà 00:02:49
12.   No. 12. Stillung Mariä mit dem Auferstandenen 00:02:07
13.   No. 13. Vom Tode Mariä I 00:06:48
14.   No. 14. Vom Tode Mariä II (Thema mit Variationen) 00:06:49
15.   No. 15. Vom Tode Mariä III 00:02:50

Total Playing Time: 01:04:55

Hindemith, Paul

Rilke, Rainer Maria

Harnisch, Rachel; Schulze, Jan Philip

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573423

Barcode: 747313342372

Physical Release: 04/2017

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