André Schuen & Boulanger Trio - Beethoven: In questa tomba oscura, Adelaide, An die ferne Geliebte, Scottish & Irisch Songs (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:57 minutes | 585 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Art song had blossomed into a multifaceted genre by 1800, and the debate whether to favour recurrent stanza structures or through-composed form was well underway. Lieder, as the lyrical genre per se, marked out the territory in which musicians could express the most profound emotions. The best composers therefore increasingly chose to through-compose their songs – a logical step, thanks to which they were able to closely follow the content and the speech of the poems they were setting to music. Beethoven already took that very step in his earliest Lieder.