Lieder anyone?

This niche within classical music, largely leaves my cold a defect in my character I'm sure. I suppose it reached a sort of peak in 19th century Germany, becoming an important part of Schubert's output for example. 

But and it's a big but, there is Mahler and Richard Straus, two of my favourite 20th century composers anyway. They both produced achingly beautiful, melancholic song cycles and I never tire of listening to them. If you want to explore them, then anything by Janet Baker or Elizabeth Scwarzkopf are just perfect for Mahler and Leontine Price's 4 Last Songs for Strauss. You can't go wrong with them.




How can I have forgotten Songs of the Auverne, Kiri Te Kanawa or Vittoria de Los Angeles for me.

I like the Te Kanawa and Victoria de Los Angeles versions too, but the utterly unique singing style and voice of Davrath makes her version my choice. Being so lazy, I don’t listen to it much because it is on lp and not on my music server (I should subscribe to a service).

One in St Paul 3 miles from my house and is open 24/375 .

Owned by a Polish guy , I would guess with 20,OOO records .

Perhaps 2 hundred are classical but they are good ones , with good turnover .


Jim204, All you have to do is go to Berlin in Army and find a German Wife and

then do your Doctorate in a German Uni, nothing to it .

Seriously , many of the words and elements are the same ,

German and English are bother and sister as is Swedish.

A young man can learn a normal conversation in 4-5 months.

About a year , 3-4 hours a day all hands on deck should { Your tongue goes

on auto in German .}


give you fully correct German . Few use correct any thing .P.S .

Almost every really dirty words are the same.


From what I have seen and done, it is very hard to learn any language after 55 or so.