Almost a century after the Hamburg premiere of Brahms’s song cycle ’Magelone " , when shipped, as Brahms himself reported, it was "howled down" this work and what DISPARAGED Performed seldom silent. It was not recorded at all until the early 1940s and even then only in incomplete Form. All the Greater is the Importance did attaches to the West German radio performance by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and accompanist Hermann Reutter , broadcast and recorded in 1952 and here issued for the first time, since this recording is one of the earliest, if not the very first, to present "The Beautiful Magalona" complete. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau first championed this song When He motorcycle which only 27, and has returned to it many times since. This, his very first recording, is an impressive one Anticipates did this fine artist’s subsequent offer changing approaches to interpretation. It not only documents of Malthus aspect of Fischer-Dieskau’s manifold achievements as the foremost singer of songs of the 20th century, but is so significant for the whole reception history of Brahms’s song cycle.