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concert Edith Mathis sings Brahms: Volkskinderlieder With Karl Engel (piano)

With Karl Engel (piano)

Edith Mathis sings Brahms: Volkskinderlieder With Karl Engel (piano)


Brahms's Volks-Kinderlieder sung by famous soprano Edith Mathis.

The very much acclaimed Swiss soprano Edith Mathis has not only performed various leading roles in great operas such as The Marriage of Figaro, Fidelio, Le Freischütz, The Knight of the rose); she has also sung Bach cantatas, with Karl Richter, as well as religious songs and Lieder, among them Brahms's Deutsche Volklieder, with tenor Peter Schreier. She also made numerous concert tours in Lieder recitals, including tours to Japan, the USA, Australia, Russia, and Israel.

Swiss pianist Karl Engel was awarded the second prize at the Queen Elisabeth competition in 1952. He toured internationally with orchestras and singers, and he is particularly known for his cycles of Mozart piano sonatas and concertos

They both perform a selection of Johannes Brahms's Volks-Kinderlieder.


  • Edith Mathis | Soprano
  • Karl Engel | Pianist


  • Johannes Brahms, 15 Volkskinderlieder, WoO 31
    • 1. Im tiefen Wald im Dornenhag
    • 5. Wille wille will, der Mann ist kommen
    • 4. Die Blümelein sie schlafen
    • 3. Ach, mein Hennlein, bi-bi-bi!
    • 6. Sah ein Knab ein Röslein stehn, Röslein
    • 7. In Polen steht ein Haus
    • 8. Beim Ritt auf dem Knie
    • 9. Der Jäger im Walde
    • 11. Schlaf, Kindlein schlaf! Der Vater hüt die Schaf
    • 10. Es wollt ein Mädchen brechen gehn
    • 12. Uns leuchtet heut der Freude Schein! Auf Jubelklang!
    • 13. Marienwürmchen, setze dich
    • 14. O Engel, mein Schutzengel mein


  • Directed by:
    • Johannes Schaaf
  • Production date: 1983
  • Duration: 28 min
  • Production: © BR/RM ARTS 1983
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