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Carl Loewe
 
 
 
 
Carl Loewe, (born Nov. 30, 1796, Löbejün, near Halle, Brandenburg [Germany]—died April 20, 1869, Kiel, Prussia), German composer and singer who is best-known for his songs, particularly his dramatic ballads.

Loewe began to compose while still a choirboy in Köthen and completed his musical training in Halle. He frequently toured Europe singing his songs with great success, and in Vienna he was called “the north German Schubert.” Although he wrote operas, oratorios, and much instrumental music, today he is almost exclusively known for his songs. Among these the most-admired include settings of Goethe’s Erlkönig, the Scottish folk ballad “Edward,” “Herr Oluf,” “Archibald Douglas,” and “Tom der Reimer.”

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Carl Loewe - Symphony No. 1 in D Minor
 
Symphony in D minor ba Carl Loewe
Philharmonie de Lorraine
Jacques Houtmann, conductor

1. Allegro maestoso
2. Scherzo -Vivace 6:53
3. Andante grazioso 14:31
4. Adagio espressivo 19:53
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carl Loewe - Symphony No.2 in E-minor (1832)
 
Symphony No.2 in E-minor (1832)

Mov.I 00:00
Mov.II 09:16
Mov.III 16:31
Mov.IV 22:11

Orchestra: Anhaltische Philharmonie, Dessau

Conductor: Golo Berg

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carl Loewe - Piano Concerto No.2 in A-major
 
Piano Concerto No.2 in A-major

Mov.I: Allegro maestoso 00:00
Mov.II: Espaniola andante grazioso 10:53
Mov.III: Rondo vivace 18:47

Pianist: Eva Kupiec

Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lorraine

Conductor: Jacques Houtmann

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carl Loewe - Die verfallene Mühle - Hermann Prey
 
Hermann Prey, baritone
Helmut Deutsch, piano

Carl Loewe
Die verfallene Mühle
Words by Johann Nepomuk Vogl

Recording: Intercord (Schloß Dachau, Germany, April 1984)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carl Loewe - "Der Totentanz" (Goethe)
 
The Dance of Death - Goethe

At dead of night the watchman on the tower
Looks down on the row of graves;
The moon has made everything bright,
The churchyard lies as if in daylight.
One grave stirs, and then another:
Out they come, here a woman, there a man,
In white, trailing winding-sheets.

Now, intent on immediate pleasure,
They stretch their bones in a round dance,
Poor and young, old and rich alike;
But their trains hinder their dance.
So, since shame no longer has any place here,
They all shake them off, and the shrouds
Lie scattered over the burial-mounds.

Now shanks stir and legs totter,
There are crazy antics,
And now and then clicks and clacks
As if castanets were beating out the time.
To the watchman it now seems ludicrous;
The artful Tempter murmurs in his ear:
Go and seize one of the shrouds!

No sooner said than done! And quickly
He retreats behind hallowed doors.
The moon still shines so brightly
On the dance they hideously caper.
But at last they disperse, one after another,
Slip back into their clothes
And scurry back under the turf.

Finally only one if left, tripping ad stumbling,
Fumbling and groping at the graves;
But none of his fellows has so deeply wronged him,
And he scents the gravecloth in the air.
He rattles the tower gate, which repulses him;
Fortunately for the watchman, it is hung
With holy ornaments and shining with metal crosses.

But he has to have his shroud, and will not rest,
Nor is there time for lengthy reflection;
The creature grasps the Gothic decorations
And clambers from coping to coping.
Poor watchman, hes done for now!
Up it climbs from turret to turret
Like a long-legged spider.

The watchman blenches and trembles;
Gladly would he give the sheet back.
Then now his end is near!
A corner catches on an iron spike.
Already the moon is clouding over, the light fading,
The bell thunders out a mighty stroke of one,
And the skeleton is dashed to pieces below.

Translation by Lionel Salter
 

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Jörg Demus (piano)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carl Loewe - Die Auferweckung des Lazarus (Lazarus' Todtenerweckung)
 
Resurrection of Lazarus by Carl Loewe, 1863.

A probable origin of what Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, was playing at the graveyard of Perros-Guirec and singing to Christine in her dressing room during the masked ball.

Roles and performers:

Evangelist / Maria -- alt/contralto
Katharina Kammerloher

Martha -- soprano
Eva Kirchner

Jesus -- bass/baritone
Markus Marquardt

Thomas -- tenor
Bernhard Schneider

Kölner Rundfunkchor and Kölner Rundfunkorchester
Dirigent: Helmuth Froschauer
Recorded: XII, 1994, II, 1995, VII, 1996, Funkhaus Studio 1, Studio 2, Studio Stolbergerstr., Köln

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hermann Prey - Erlkönig - Carl Loewe
 
Erlkönig

Lyrics: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Music: Carl Loewe

Baritone: Hermann Prey
Piano: Michael Endres

Recording: 29-30 June, 1 July 1995, Tonstudio Ulrich Kraus, Wörthsee, Bavaria, Germany

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Archibald Douglas - Carl Loewe / David Jerusalem - Bass / Ludovic Van Hellemont - Piano
 
08.10.2011 live aus dem Partika-Saal Düsseldorf

David Jerusalem - Bass
Ludovic Van Hellemont - Piano

Musik: Carl Loewe (1796 - 1869)
Ballade: Theodor Fontane (1819 - 1898)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carl Loewe, Hochzeitslied - Ulrich Hielscher, Bass - Wolfram Fürll, Klavier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carl Loewe "Die Uhr"
 
Wilhelm Strienz singt die Ballade "Die Uhr " von Carl Loewe,
begleitet von Michael Raucheisen.
Berlin 1944

Ich trage, wo ich gehe,
Stets eine Uhr bei mir;
Wieviel es geschlagen habe,
Genau seh ich an ihr.

Es ist ein großer Meister,
Der künstlich ihr Werk gefügt,
Wenngleich ihr Gang nicht immer
Dem törichten Wunsche genügt.

Ich wollte, sie wäre rascher
Gegangen an manchem Tag;
Ich wollte, sie hätte manchmal
Verzögert den raschen Schlag.

In meinen Leiden und Freuden,
In Sturm und in der Ruh,
Was immer geschah im Leben,
Sie pochte den Takt dazu.

Sie schlug am Sarge des Vaters,
Sie schlug an des Freundes Bahr,
Sie schlug am Morgen der Liebe,
Sie schlug am Traualtar.
Sie schlug an der Wiege des Kindes,
Sie schlägt, will's Gott, noch oft,
Wenn bessere Tage kommen,
Wie meine Seele es hofft.

Und ward sie auch einmal träger,
Und drohte zu stocken ihr Lauf,
So zog der Meister immer
Großmütig sie wieder auf.

Doch stände sie einmal stille,
Dann wär's um sie geschehn,
Kein andrer, als der sie fügte,
Bringt die Zerstörte zum Gehn.

Dann müßt ich zum Meister wandern,
Der wohnt am Ende wohl weit,
Wohl draußen, jenseits der Erde,
Wohl dort in der Ewigkeit!

Dann gäb ich sie ihm zurücke
Mit dankbar kindlichem Flehn:
Sieh, Herr, ich hab nichts verdorben,
Sie blieb von selber stehn.

Johann Gabriel Seidl (1804-1875)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loewe - 5 Lieder - Hotter / Moore 1957
 
Edward op.1 n°1 0:00
Der Erlkönig op.1 n°3 5:01
Odins Meeresritt op.118 8:35
Die wandelnde Glocke op.20 n°3 13:12
Hinkende Jamben op.62 n°5 15:09

Hans Hotter
Gerald Moore
Studio recording, London, 4-5.X & 18.XI.1957

 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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