Song of the week: Gestillte Sehnsucht (J. Brahms) - C. Ludwig, G. Downes, G. Parsons
Friedrich Rückert is not among the most renowned German poets. However, he inspired some of the more beautiful songs ever written. For instance, Gestillte Sehnsucht, that we can hear performed by Christa Ludwig, Geoffrey Parsons and Herbert Downes.
Sinfonia is a composition by L. Berio. Its third movement, In ruhig fliessender Bewegung, is a collage that quotes the scherzo from Mahler's Symphony No. 2 which, in turn, is based on his setting of Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt.