Scheduled for release on 13 April 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.
Following the Matthias Goerne Schubert Edition for harmonia mundi, a venture that has revealed his stature as the foremost interpreter of lieder, especially at its darkest, Matthias Goerne has now selected 19 gems, lovingly fashioned by Schumann in the year of his marriage (1840). They are contrasted with those of the Düsseldorf period (1849-52).
From the fragrant flowers of the bouquet of ‘Myrtles’ to the nocturnal atmosphere of the ‘Six Poems and Requiem’ the mood spans Schumman's joy in his marriage to his beloved Clara but also the darkest despair: in which he erects a worthy monument to his soulmate, the poet and arch-melancholic of his time, Nikolaus Lenau. An enchanted, sometimes brooding, nocturnal atmosphere dominates these impressive songs, whose piano accompaniment – hardly coincidentally – recalls the tone of Chopin’s Nocturnes, played here by Markus Hinterhäuser, artistic director of the Salzburg Festival and regular collaborator with Matthias.
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