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SCHUBERT

Synopsis

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Interpreted by FRANKLYN KELSEY An die Leyer (To the Lyre)
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (A Group from
Tartarus)
Dithyrambe (Dithyramb)
Der Geistertanz (The Spirit Dance)
Die Allmacht (Omnipotence)
TO THE LYRE is a setting of a poem by Anacreon translated into German. It is one of those songs of Schubert that, with their stately declamation and rhetorical seriousness, seem to be written for some State occasion. It is a particularly fine example of Schubert's larger style.
In the Group from Tartarus Schubert again displays that power of grim descriptiveness of which there has been more than one example in this week's recitals. Perhaps lie never painted a more vivid picture than this vision of the restless spirits in the underworld.
In contrast to the dramatic quality of the preceding songs, the Dithyramb is purely lyric. It has three similar verses, addressed to the gods, poetry, life, wine and things in general. A Dithyramb is a lofty and vehement outburst common amongst Athenian poets
What is said above of To the Lyre is true also of Omnipotence, a fine declamatory pæan to Jehovah, ' who is heard in the rushing storm and'seen in glittering gold and lovely flowers ; who flames in fire ; who is thunder and lightning.'

Contributors

Unknown: Franklyn Kelsey
Unknown: Tartarus Schubert






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