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Pfitzner: Complete Lieder, Vol. 2

Colin Balzer, Klaus Simon

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7 Lieder, Op. 2  
1
No. 1, In der Früh, wenn die Sonne kommen will
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:07
2
No. 2, Ist der Himmel darum im Lenz so blau
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
1:30
3
No. 3, Kalt und schneidend weht der Wind
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
3:06
4
No. 4, Im tiefen Wald verborgen
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
1:29
6 Lieder, Op. 6  
5
No. 1, Zweifelnde Liebe
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:39
6
No. 2, Ich will mich im grünen Wald ergehn
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
1:37
7
No. 3, Zugvogel
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
4:54
8
No. 4, Widmung
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
1:06
9
No. 5, Die Bäume wurden gelb
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:04
10
No. 6, Wasserfahrt
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
1:43
5 Lieder, Op. 7  
11
No. 1, Hast du von den Fischerkindern das alte Märchen vernommen?
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:41
12
No. 2, Nachtwanderer
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
1:46
13
No. 3, Über ein Stündlein
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
3:16
14
No. 4, Lockung
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:24
15
No. 5, Wie Frühlingsahnung weht es durch die Lande
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
1:10
5 Lieder, Op. 11  
16
No. 3, Studentenfahrt
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:43
2 Lieder, Op. 21  
17
No. 1, Herbstbild
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
3:12
18
No. 2, Die Nachtigallen
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:26
4 Lieder, Op. 24  
19
No. 3, Sonett 92 (Voll jener Süße)
Hans Pfitzner; Karl August Förster; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
4:09
5 Lieder, Op. 26  
20
No. 3, Neue Liebe
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:04
21
No. 5, Mailied
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:36
6 Jugendlieder, WoO 9  
22
No. 3, Naturfreiheit
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
5:05
23
No. 6, Kuriose Geschichte
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
3:27
24
Kuckuckslied, WoO 6
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:33
25
O schneller, mein Roß, WoO 5
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
2:52
26
Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam, WoO 12
Hans Pfitzner; Colin Balzer; Klaus Simon
3:17
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    67:56
This second volume of Pfitzner’s Complete Lieder covers the period between 1884 and 1916 and shows why he was considered such a key figure among composers of his generation. A central theme of the songs is the archetypical Romantic focus on the portrayal of nature as a reflection of human feelings. The youthful and enduringly popular Ist der Himmel darum im Lenz so blau (Is the sky so blue in the spring) reflects his greatest qualities as a song composer- a memorable tune and rich, flowing harmonies. Favoring the bold use of color, Pfitner’s songs are characterized by a lively, pulsing rhythm and sweeping, ecstatic melodies. Tenor Colin Balzer has sung acclaimed recitals in London, New York, and Philadelphia, and concerts with the Portland, New Jersey, Toronto, Quebec, Atlanta, Montreal, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras as well as other notable ensembles across North America. Most notably in his career, Balzer earned the Gold Medal at the Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau with the highest score in 25 years.
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