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SCHUMANN, R.: Lied Edition, Vol. 5 - Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42 / Gedichte der Konigin Maria Stuart, Op. 135 / 7 Lieder, Op. 104

Composer(s):Schumann, Robert
Artist(s) Hielscher, Uta, piano • Rubens, Sibylla, soprano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.557078
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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USD 6.99
 

 


This fifth disc in the Naxos series of the complete Schumann Lieder features one of the key works of the entire 19th century song repertoire, Frauenliebe und -leben (AWoman’s Love and Life). Written during the summer of 1840, at a time when Schumann and his wife-to-be Clara Wieck were fighting her father in court over their right to marry, these bitter-sweet, passionate yet intimate settings embody a nineteenth-century patriarchal conception of love and marriage, when a woman was expected to be submissive and deferential. For all the sexist overtones, however, the sincerity of feeling expressed in these songs is never in doubt and Frauenliebe und -leben continue to be among Schumann’s most popular works.


   

    
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