The Ballad Singer
Robert Schumann / Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Schubert / Gustav Mahler / Johannes Brahms / Hugo Wolf / Charles Villiers Stanford / Arthur Sullivan / Cyril Scott / Cole Porter / Carl Loewe / Louis Emanuel

The Ballad Singer

Gerald Finley / Julius Drake

CDA 67830 - 0034571178301

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This latest release from the multi-award-winning partnership of Gerald Finley and Julius Drake features a literary and musical form which inspired the greatest voices of German Romanticism. The foremost poets and composers of the age saw the ballad as a direct link to the folk-minstrels of the past. Frequently ghoulish and sensational in character, ballads satisfied the popular taste for the Gothic. This disc contains some of the greatest examples of the form, including Schubert’s Erlkönig, as well as some fascinating and lesser-known works. The disc also includes selections from the ever-popular English ballad tradition.
Gerald Finley’s unrivalled gift for characterization and story-telling, honed both on the stages of opera houses around the world and through his extraordinary Lieder recordings, makes him the ideal performer of these works. This is a genuinely entertaining and original disc.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Aus Goethes Faust, Op. 75 No. 3
    02:17
  • 2
    Edward, Op. 1 No. 1
    06:37
  • 3
    Die wandelnde Glocke, Op. 20 No. 3
    02:02
  • 4
    Erlkönig, D. 328
    04:22
  • 5
    Drei Gesänge, Op. 31: I. Die Löwenbraut
    09:24
  • 6
    Romanzen und Balladen I, Op. 45: I. Der Schatzgräber
    03:20
  • 7
    49 Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33: XXIX. Es war ein Markgraf überm Rhein
    03:31
  • 8
    Gedichte von Eduard Mörike: XLIV. Der Feuerreiter
    05:44
  • 9
    Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
    07:44
  • 10
    La Belle Dame Sans Merci
    06:06
  • 11
    Lord Randall
    05:22
  • 12
    The Lost Chord
    04:18
  • 13
    The Desert
    06:55
  • 14
    The Tale of the Oyster
    03:43