CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826): Complete Songs for Voice and Guitar - 5 Songs, Op. 13, 5 German Songs, Op. 25, 3 Songs, Op. 29, Maienblümlein, so schon, Op. 23/3, Bach, Echo und Kuß, Op. 71/2, Des Künstlers Abschied, Op. 71/6, Leise weht es, J 223, Sagt, woher stammt Liebeslust, J 280, Serenade, J 65, Ein König einst gefangen sass, J 195, Rase, Sturmwind, blase, J 111.
Catalogue Number: 03T032
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Weber played the guitar himself and he often sang his own songs in the fashionable salons, accompanying himself on the guitar. The songs are utterly charming, lyrical and dramatic, on a par with Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte and early Schubert songs. The guitar freely and independently interacts with the melodic lines, never being a mere accompaniment. Texts available online. Patrizia Cigna (soprano), Adriano Sebastiani (guitar), with Paola Cigna, Lucia Paffi, Cristina Bonaca (sopranos), Dennis ChorHang Lau (tenor), Paolo Leonardi (baritone).