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SCHUMANN, R.: Romances and Ballads

Composer(s):Schumann, Robert
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Secular
Catalogue 8.570456
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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In spite of the political disturbances of the year Schumann regarded 1849 as one of the most fruitful in his career. His compositions of 1849 include a wealth of choral music, written principally for the choral society he had established in Dresden, both for mixed choir and for female voices.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,August 2007

We have reached that point in Robert Schumann's chequre career where he is working in Dresden and has inherited a local choir. He was married to Clara after having a protracted and bitter legal battle with her father, Friedrich Wieck, who had been his piano teacher and mentor. Many years his junior, Clara had been since marriage their source of income as a concert pianist, accompanied wherever she went by her new husband. After many attempts at finding constant employment - his own career as a pianist cut short by a damaged hand - the couple had settled in Dresden in 1844. In 1847 their friend, Ferdinand Hiller, left Dresden to take up an appointment in Dusseldorf, leaving Schumann the male voice choir, Liedertafel, who prior to Hiller had been conducted by Wagner. Though hardly



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