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Werner Güra - Haydn: Scottish Airs (2014) (MP3 320 kbps)

31-05-2014, 17:31
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Werner Güra - Haydn: Scottish Airs (2014) (MP3 320 kbps)

Artist: Werner Güra
Title Of Album: Haydn: Scottish Airs
Year Of Release: 2014
Genre: Classical
Quality: mp3
Bitrate: 320 Kbps
Total Time: 01:05:40 min
Total Size: 156 mb
WebSite:allmusic

Late in life, Franz Joseph Haydn made about 125 arrangements of Scottish songs for the publisher George Thomson. Thomson's project was an ongoing one in the 1790s and early 1800s; after a volume with arrangements by Scots composers sold well, Thomson was apparently inspired to commission more of the same from "name" composers like Haydn and later Beethoven, Hummel, and Weber. The results were more than purely financially motivated. The aged Haydn proclaimed in one of his submissions to Thomson that he was proud of his work, and Beethoven seems to have gone on to set a variety of national popular songs (the term "folk songs" is anachronistic here, for the materials were contemporary) without any commission at all. Haydn's are pretty regular in structure, with a strophic setting for a trio of piano, violin, and cello, and an instrumental introduction that neatly sets the mood and the pitch world for the song. It's easy to see why Haydn became intrigued by the project: within the severe constraints of the form, he introduces quite a variety of expressive touches, and he was obviously well coached on the meaning of the texts (or absorbed a great deal of English in the course of his travels to London), even those in Scots dialect. There is little to tell the listener that German tenor Werner Güra is anything other than a native English speaker, and he even does well with the Scots pieces (everything is translated into German and French in the CD booklet, and the Scots texts are heavily footnoted for English speakers). The interpretations by Güra and his trio of instrumental collaborators (keyboardist Christoph Berner plays a fortepiano) are probably ideal for these little pieces. Güra keeps the music to its proper small scale, and he gives the instrumentalists room to move and avoids the mechanical quality of earlier readings. There's nothing revelatory here, but for those interested in the development of Scottish song, or in hearing some of the last notes Haydn set to paper, this is a strong pick.


Werner Güra - Haydn: Scottish Airs (2014) (MP3 320 kbps)
1. The Lea-rig (Heimkehr), folk song for voice & keyboard trio, H. 31a/31bis by Franz Joseph Haydn
2. Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 143bis, Morag by Franz Joseph Haydn
3. Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 229, Deil tak the wars by Franz Joseph Haydn
4. Rattling roaring Willy ("O wise and valiant Willy"), folk song for voice, violin, cello & keyboard, by Franz Joseph Haydn
5. Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, H 15 no 27 by Franz Joseph Haydn
6. Barbara Allen ("'Twas at the hour of dark midnight"), folk song for voice, violin, cello & keyboard, by Franz Joseph Haydn
7. Jenny's bawbee ("I met four chaps yon birks amang"), folk song for voice, violin, cello & keyboard, by Franz Joseph Haydn
8. Mary's dream ("The moon had clim'd the highest hill"), folk song for voice, violin, cello & keyboard by Franz Joseph Haydn
9. She rose and loot me in ("The night her silent sable wore"), folk song for voice, violin, cello & ke by Franz Joseph Haydn
10. William and Margret ("'Twas at the fearful midnight hour"), folk song for voice, violin, cello & key by Franz Joseph Haydn
11. Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 178, Bessy Bell and Mary Gray by Franz Joseph Haydn
12. Willie was a wanton wag ("There was a lass and she was fair"), folk song for voice, violin, cello & by Franz Joseph Haydn
13. The lone vale ("How sweet this lone vale"), folk song for voice, violin, cello & keyboard, H. 31a/17 by Franz Joseph Haydn
14. Scottish Folksong, H 31a: no 194, My love she's but a lassie yet by Franz Joseph Haydn




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