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SCHUMANN, C.: Songs (Complete) (Craxton, Djeddikar)

Composer(s):Schumann, Clara
Artist(s) Djeddikar, Hedayet, fortepiano • Craxton, Dorothea, soprano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Vocal
Catalogue 8.570747
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


Clara Schumann the composer often worked in her husband’s shadow, many of her songs being mistaken for his, although those best loved by the public flowed from her pen. Some were composed and performed before their marriage, others set texts which he had suggested. “There is really nothing better than composing for oneself”, Clara notes in her diary in 1853, yet after Robert’s death three years later she composed no more, making these, the fruits of mutual love, all the more precious.


   




Review By David Denton,Naxos,January 2009

It was her father’s young piano student, Robert Schumann, that turned Clara Wieck’s life upside down, his presence in their household bringing love and turmoil in almost equal quantities. As a child prodigy Clara had made her first public appearance aged nine, and three years later was touring as a major concert artist, while at the same time continuing her piano, singing, violin and composition studies. As his piano student her father had allowed Schumann, nine years older than his daughter, to live with the Wiecks. The two youngsters fell in love and after a bitter legal battle, in which Friedrich Wieck vehemently opposed the marriage to his teenage daughter, the law intervened to allow the marriage. Though Robert wished to be seen to encourage her

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