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SCHUMANN, R.: Lied Edition, Vol. 4 - 12 Gedichte, Op. 35 / 5 Lieder und Gesange, Op. 127 / 4 Gesange, Op. 142

Composer(s):Schumann, Robert
Artist(s) Hielscher, Uta, piano • Mammel, Hans Jorg, tenor
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.557077
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


This fourth disc in the Naxos series of the complete Schumann Lieder focuses on settings of poems by Justinus Kerner, whose almost folk-song-like lyrics first captured Schumann’s imagination as early as 1828 in the five Jugend-Lieder. Schumann returned to the poems of Kerner in his ‘Year of Song’ (1839/40) with his Zwölf Lieder, Op. 35, of which Clara Schumann wrote in her diary: He understands the texts so beautifully, more deeply than any other composer I know; none has his sensitivity’. The Op. 127 and 142 cycles, also from 1839/40, include settings of texts by Heine and Shakespeare, of which the most remarkable is Mein Wagen rollet langsam. Here the novel accompanying figure, as it alternates

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Review By David Denton,Naxos,May 2008

Though Schumann’s major song cycles play an important part of the recital repertoire, there is a large part of his output that is seldom programmed.

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