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Sonntag, 9. November 2014

Waiting for Hans Duhan's Winterreise...




When I published Hans Duhan's Schöne Müllerin from 1928 in May 2012, I had the hope that I would soon get his Winterreise, too. It is rare in original form (on 12 shellacks), but it came out on a small private CD label in England some years ago, and someone should have it anywhere. It is a pity that this someone does not read my blog! The CD number is found in the Internet when you are searching for Duhan's Winterreise (Prestige Recordings HT S004), but the recordings cannot be traced anywhere. Or do you have more luck? In 2012 I still had the website adress (it was years since the site had been supplemented for the last time, and no one answered to my mail), but today I cannot even find this again. So the "Prestige Recordings HT S004" still stays a phantom, Some Japanese websites I have seen these days (without a chance to translate it) make it probable that there were official EMI CDs with all three cycles. And wandering through the Japanese characters and signs on the website with my mouse did not give me an "Open Sesame" download link. Maybe a Japanese reader can help?

Until someone comes along and offers me a copy of this, I decided to publish my fragment recordings of the Winterreise, and, because it makes sense, also my collected recordings from "Schwanengesang", the last Schubert cycle which was edited after Schubert's death. Duhan recorded this, too, and so became the first singer who ever recorded all the three great Schubert cycles - all in the year of Franz Schubert's 100th anniversary of his death.

While occupying with the Winterreise I found out that there are some discographical pecularities with is. Same as in the case of the Müllerin there were made (between April 27th, 1928 and May 4th) two takes of each song with Ferdinand Foll at the piano. In July 1928 six (or more?) songs were recorded again with Lene Orthmann (probably the wife or a relative of conductor Erich Orthmann?). Below you find a listing taken as an excerpt of CHARM. Why they were recorded again and if all recorded takes were published must be work for further observation. It could be, that under one title and one order number of a record you can find four different takes with two different pianists.

Winterreise Hans Duhan

Nr.

Matrix
Date
Pianist
1
Gute Nacht
CK 2946-1
CK 2946-2
26-4-28
27-4-28
Foll
Foll
2
Wetterfahne
CK 2947-1
CK 2947-2
27-4-28
27-4-28
Foll
Foll
3
Gefrorne Tränen
BK 2948-1
BK 2948-2
27-4-28
27-4-28
Foll
Foll
4
Erstarrung
BK 2949-1
BK 2949-2
27-4-28
27-4-28
Foll
Foll
5
Lindenbaum
CK 2950-1
CK 2950-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Fol
6
Wasserfluth
CK 2951-1
CK 2951-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Foll
7
Auf dem Flusse
CK 2952-1
CK 2952-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Foll
8
Rückblick
CK 2953-1
CK 2953-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Foll
9
Irrlicht
BK 2954-1
BK 2954-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Foll
10
Rast
BK 2955-1
BK 2955-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Foll
11
Frühlingstraum
CK 2956-1
CK 2956-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Foll
12
Einsamkeit
CK 2957-1
CK 2957-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Foll
13
Post
BK 2958-1
BK 2958-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Foll
14
Greise Kopf
BK 2959-1
BK 2959-2
2-5-28
2-5-28
Foll
Foll
15
Krähe

BK 2960-1
BK 2960-2
BK 2960-3
4-5-28
4-5-28
4-5-28
Foll
Foll
Foll
16
Letzte Hoffnung
CK 2961-1
CK 2961-2
CL 4400-1
CL 4400-2
4-5-28
4-5-28
11-7-28
11-7-28
Foll
Foll
Orthmann
Orthmann
17
Im Dorfe
CK 2962-1
CK 2962-2
CL 4399-1
CL 4399-2
4-5-28
4-5-28
11-7-28
11-7-28
Foll
Foll
Orthmann
Orthmann
18
Stürmische Morgen
BK 2963-1
BK 2963-2
4-5-28
4-5-28
Foll
Foll
19
Täuschung

BK 2964-1
BL 4398-1
BL 4398-2
4-5-28
11-7-28
11-7-28
Foll
Orthmann
Orthmann
20
Wegweiser

CK 2965-1
CL 4402-1
CL 4402-2
4-5-28
11-7-28
11-7-28
Foll
Orthmann
Orthmann
21
Wirtshaus
CK 2966-1
CL 4403-1
CL 4403-2
4-5-28
11-7-28
11-7-28
Foll
Orthmann
Orthmann
22
Mut
BK 2967-1
BK 2967-2
4-5-28
4-5-21 (sic!)
Foll
Foll
23
Nebensonnen
BK 2968-1
BL 4401-1
4-5-28
11-7-28
Foll
Orthmann
24
Leiermann
BK 2969-1
BK 2969-2
4-5-28
4-5-28
Foll
Foll


The date is given as it appears in CHARM. It means: day-month-year.




Hans Duhan, unknown role and date


Now here is what I've got - four shellacs and two titles taken from EMI's 3-CD-compilation "Schubert Lieder on record"!
The dates for the latter two (Nos. 8 and 9) are taken from the EMI Booklet, where no take Nos. are given. They seem not to fit in the date schedule, but it could be possible that there were also some additional recorded takes on another date just as in the case with the Winterreise. So you have to decide on your own whether EMI is wrong or if they may have some secret sources which we do not have and know it better... In every case the dates for the Schwanengesang recordings are not unambigous and even CHARM gives different dates for the same recording.




Hans Duhan - Aus Winterreise und Schwanengesang

  1. Winterreise Nr. 9: Irrlicht
       BK 2954-2, HMV ER 271, Piano: Ferdinand Foll, rec. 2.V.1928
  2. Winterreise Nr. 10: Rast
      BK 2955-2, HMV ER 271, Piano: Ferdinand Foll, rec. 2.V.1928
  3. Winterreise Nr. 15: Die Krähe
      BK 2960-2, Gramola ER 274, Piano: Ferdinand Foll, rec. 2.V.1928
  4. Winterreise Nr. 18: Der stürmische Morgen
      BK 2963-1, Gramola ER 274, Piano: Ferdinand Foll, rec. 2.V.1928
  5. Winterreise Nr. 20: Der Wegweiser
      CL 4402-1, Gramola ES 393, Piano Madame (Lene) Orthmann, rec.11.VII.1928
  6. Winterreise Nr. 21: Das Wirtshaus
       CL 4403-1, Gramola ES 393, Piano Madame (Lene) Orthmann, rec.11.VII.1928
  7. Schwanengesang Nr. 4: Ständchen
      CW 1965-2, HMV ES 471, Piano: Ferdinand Foll, 
      rec. 3.XI.1928 (CHARM also gives 1.X.1928)
  8. Schwanengesang Nr. 5: Aufenthalt
      BW 1936(-?), ER 293, Piano: Ferdinand Foll, 
      rec. 7.XI.1928 (EMI) or 20.X.1928 (CHARM)
  9. Schwanengesang Nr. 9: Ihr Bild
      BW 1939(-?), ER 294, Piano: Ferdinand Foll, 
      rec. 10.XI.1928 (EMI) or 20.X.1928 (CHARM)
10. Schwanengesang Nr. 14: Die Taubenpost:
      CW 1964-2, HMV ES 471, Piano: Ferdinand Foll, 
      rec. 2.V.1928  (CHARM also gives 1.X.1928)

Download 4 shared

If it does not work: alternative Zippyshare

ES 471  (Nos. 7 and 10) was not in a very good shape (typical HMV-pressing for that time...), but I have included it here. Maybe someone has a better copy...

Hans Duhan als Morone in Pfitzners Palestrina


Da die wohl zweifellos existierende CD-Überspielung der "Winterreise" mit Hans Duhan noch nicht (bei mir) aufgetaucht ist, veröffentliche ich schon einmal die Fragmente aus dem Zyklus und auch aus dem "Schwanengesang", die ich in meiner Sammlung und in der von Freunden finden konnte. Bei Regina Pacini  hat es ja auch geklappt, dass nach der ersten Veröffentlichung dann doch noch die fehlenden Seiten zusammenkamen...

Beim Recherchieren fiel mir auf, dass einige Titel der Winterreise mit der Pianistin Lene Orthmann (über die ich keine Angaben finden konnte - war sie die Frau oder Schwester des Dirigenten Erich Orthmann?) zwei Monate nach den ersten Aufnahmen mit Ferdinand Foll wiederholt wurden. Die Angaben bei CHARM legen nahe, dass es von manchen Titeln also vier verschiedene takes mit zwei verschiedenen Pianisten gibt und dass anscheinend alle veröffentlicht wurden. Hier wäre ich für weitere Hinweise über veröffentlichte Alternativversionen dankbar. Auf einer japanischen Website fand ich, so weit ich mir dies aus den mir unverständlichen Schriftzeichen zusammenreimen konnte, Hinweise darauf, dass die Japanische EMI in den 1990er-Jahren alle drei Zyklen mit Duhan auf CD veröffentlicht hat. Vielleicht kann bei dieser Frage ein japanischer Leser dieses Blogs helfen, und wir können dann hier eines Tages nicht nur die komplette Winterreise, sondern auch den kompletten Schwanengesang mit Duhan miteinander teilen.

Die Ausschnitte aus dem Schwanengesang wurden wohl als letzter der drei Zyklen aufgenommen. Die Angaben bei CHARM widersprechen sich aber teilweise, und auch die Angaben im EMI-Begleitheft zur Edition "Schubert Lieder on record" kommen mir zweifelhaft vor.



Ausschnitt aus dem Beiheft zu EMIs 3-CD-Set "Schubert Lieder on Record"















Kommentare:

  1. Thank you very much for this great upload but it seems that the link doesn't work properly...

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  2. I have have set up the link again, and now it works again. Don't know why it did not work (at my trail 5 minutes ago either) - yesterday I could download it, and twelve other readers have downloaded it already, too. Hope it stays now correct!

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  3. (must read trial and not trail...) and maybe neither and not either... What I wanted to say was that it first worked but that you are right that is was defect because when I tried before repairing it there was a dead link...

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  4. Thank you very much for your kind and prompt reply, and thank you so much also for the fabulous treasures you share so generously. I am still unable to download the Duhan file, but I will try time and again, and I hope I will make it, at long last. By the way, this is the first time I have problems downloading from one of your blogs: I am an enthusiastic follower and so far everything was o.k. Greetings and best wishes from Italy !

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  5. I have tried again: sometimes it works, sometimes not. Alternatively I have uploaded the same data to Zippyshare. I do not like it anymore, since it has got pornographical advertisements, but this time it can be useable...

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  6. Hello Emilio, with many thanks for this post and many previous ones. No other music blogger as concentrated one Lieder and I wish the some of the ones who concentrate on other things did what they do as well as you do this. I've been curious about the Duhan Winterreise for a long time and wonder if you have approached the Schubert Institute UK, which supplied some of the material for Pristine Classical's release of Duhan's Schwanengesang (with Dichterliebe by another singer). The commentary on the Duhan release on the Pristine Classical website mentions the Schubert Institute and thanks a person there for his help. So maybe someone there owns the recording or can point you towards someone else who does Good luck, and thanks again!

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  7. I am looking for whole Winterreise with Duhan for many years, too. Many thanks!

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