Surprising, then, is the piano accompaniment to one of the best known of the songs included in this collection, Nachtigall , which is as unconcealed a representation of an extra-musical element, in this case the song of the nightingale, as you will ever find in Brahms.
Graham Johnson, in a typically fascinating and wide-ranging booklet note, is quite right to draw attention to it. Benjamin Appl takes a little more time over it than did the future Dame Janet, and the accompaniment is even more subtly realised. On the face of it, this is a fairly simple strophic song in triple time.follow
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But each verse is not quite identical and, in telling the story, he must play the role of the narrator, the young lover, and the girl who leaps from her bed when she hears him singing beneath her window. One of the pleasures of dipping into this collection is finding new or unfamiliar things. Deceptively simple, and with an accompaniment in simple chords that follow the vocal line, this is a most beautiful and moving song.
Other discoveries are less exciting. Das Lied vom Herrn von Falkenstein is another strophic song that calls for, and receives, much ingenuity on the part of the singer if monotony is to be avoided. That song, and the Italianate O liebliche Wangen are interesting discoveries, but not ones to become passionately attached to, I think.
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There is enough contrast and variety to allow the disc to be heard in one sitting, though picking out a selection still seems to be a more profitable way of taking advantage of an excellent programme. With his subtle variation of vocal colour and a few judicious portamenti, Appl is particularly convincing here.
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Among the real surprises is the first of two songs entitled Serenade. One does not necessarily associate Brahms with lightness of touch — though as soon as one starts to think about the subject one realises that one should — but this is exactly what is demonstrated in this wonderful song, underscored by some delicious modulations.
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