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Schubert: Lieder with Orchestra / Benjamin Appl

Schubert: Lieder with Orchestra / Benjamin Appl

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Time and again, composers – well-known and lesser-known – have arranged Franz Schubert's piano songs for orchestra. These versions are not in any way intended to cast doubt upon the powerful quality of the originals, they merely place them in a different light, and/or attempt to make them easier to perform on a larger scale – when an art song cannot be performed in an intimate salon or chamber music hall, it can also make an impact in a large concert hall.

Baritone Benjamin Appl has compiled nineteen such arrangements from the 19th and 20th centuries for this new CD from BR-KLASSIK. The Münchner Rundfunkorchester, conducted by Oscar Jockel, provides accompaniment that is subtle and in keeping with the work. The album is ultimately rounded off by the first recording of Johann von Herbeck’s orchestrations of Schubert's dances, thus establishing a connection between folk music and Schubert's art songs.

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Product Description:


  • Release Date: October 06, 2023


  • UPC: 4035719003468


  • Catalog Number: BRK900346


  • Label: BR-KLASSIK


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Romantic


  • Composer: Franz Schubert


  • Conductor: Oscar Jockel


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra


  • Performer: Benjamin Appl