Schumann: Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

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Kathleen Ferrier - A Tribute

Kathleen Ferrier - A Tribute


anon.:

Newcastle

The Keel Row

Ye Banks and Braes

Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich

Sung in English

Mass in B minor, BWV232: Agnus Dei

St John Passion, BWV245: Es ist vollbracht

Sung in English

Brahms:

Geistliches Wiegenlied, Op. 91 No. 2

Sapphische Ode, Op. 94 No. 4

Botschaft, Op. 47 No. 1

Bridge:

Go Not, Happy Day

Gluck:

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

sung in English as 'What is life to me without thee?'

Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)

Handel:

Art thou troubled? (from Rodelinda)

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Come alla tortorella langue (from Atalanta)

Sung in English

Father of Heaven (from Judas Maccabaeus)

Messiah: He was despised

Messiah: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion

Mahler:

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (Rückert-Lieder)

Um Mitternacht (Rückert-Lieder)

Mendelssohn:

Elijah: Woe unto them

Elijah: O rest in the Lord

Purcell:

Hark! The Echoing Air (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Schubert:

An die Musik D547

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Die junge Nonne, D828

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Schumann:

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

Stanford:

A soft day

trad.:

Ma bonny lad

Kitty my love

Blow the Wind Southerly

I have a bonnet trimmed with blue

Down by the Salley Gardens

The stuttering lovers

Drink to me only with thine eyes


Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)

“This is the best Kathleen Ferrier collection available and it includes many of her famous recordings...Decca have remastered and improved the sound for this bargain two-CD set, and the booklet includes many fascinating pictures of the great contralto.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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Just a motion on the air

Just a motion on the air

Works for viola & piano by Ernst Krenek & Robert Schumann


Krenek:

Vocalise WoO 83

(arr viola & piano)

Jens Elvaker (piano)

Sonata for viola and piano, Op. 117

Jens Elvaker (piano)

Viola Sonata, Op. 92 No. 3

Fünf Lieder nach Franz Kafka, Op. 82 No.1

(arr viola & piano)

Jens Elvaker (piano)

Fünf Lieder nach Franz Kafka, Op. 82 No. 3

(arr viola & piano)

Jens Elvaker (piano)

Fünf Lieder nach Franz Kafka, Op. 82 No. 5

(arr viola & piano)

Jens Elvaker (piano)

Schumann:

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

(arr viola & piano)

Gilad Katznelson (piano)

Du Ring an meinem Finger (No. 4 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

(arr viola & piano)

Gilad Katznelson (piano)

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

(arr viola & piano)

Gilad Katznelson (piano)

Märchenbilder (4), Op. 113

(arr viola & piano)

Gilad Katznelson (piano)

Mit Myrten und Rosen (No. 9 from Liederkreis, Op. 24)

(arr viola & piano)

Gilad Katznelson (piano)

Stille Tränen, Op. 35 No. 10

(arr viola & piano)

Gilad Katznelson (piano)

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

(arr viola & piano)

Gilad Katznelson (piano)


Tatjana Masurenko (viola)

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Songs For Viola And Piano

Songs For Viola And Piano


Brahms:

Am Sonntag Morgen Op. 49 No. 1

An ein Veilchen, Op. 49 No. 2 (Text: L.C.H. Hölty)

Sehnsucht 'Mein Schatz ist nicht da', Op. 14 No. 8

Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)

Fauré:

Au bord de l'eau, Op. 8 No. 1 (Prudhomme)

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

Marzocchi:

Five Albanian Folksongs: 4. Vaj Si Kenka Ba Dyrnjaja

Encore

Ravel:

Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques

Deux mélodies hébraïques

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Schumann:

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

Die Blume der Ergebung Op. 83 No. 2 (Friedrich Rückert)

Röselein, Röselein! Op. 89 No. 6 ('Wielfried von der Neun')

Der Handschuh, Op. 87

Es stürmet am Abendhimmel, Op. 89 No. 1

Sibelius:

Norden, Op. 90 No. 1 (Runeberg)

Wolf, H:

Mir ward gesagt, du reisest in die Ferne (No. 2 from Italienisches Liederbuch)

Und schläfst du, mein Mädchen (No. 27 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Weltliche Lieder)

all works arr. viola & piano


Danusha Waskiewicz (viola), Andrea Rebaudengo (piano)

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Transition: Works for Cello

Transition: Works for Cello


Fauré:

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

arr. for cello and wind quintet

Glazunov:

Chant du Ménestrel, Op. 71

arr. for cello and wind quintet

Saint-Saëns:

Romance in F major, Op. 36

arr. for cello and wind quintet

Schumann:

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

arr. for cello and wind quintet

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

arr. D. Stromberg for cello and wind quintet

Tchaikovsky:

Nocturne for cello & small orchestra (or cello & piano), Op. 19 No. 4

arr. for cello and wind quintet

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

arr. D. Stromberg for cello and wind quintet


David Stromberg (cello)

Philharmonisches Bläserquintett Hamburg

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The Lyric Clarinet

The Lyric Clarinet


Barber:

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Brahms:

Wie Melodien zieht es mir, Op. 105 No. 1

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Botschaft, Op. 47 No. 1

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Debussy:

Beau Soir

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Mandoline (Verlaine)

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Duke, J W:

I Carry Your Heart

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Gause:

Lunar Lace

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 24 September 2004)

D. Gause (piano)

Guastavino:

La rosa y el sauce

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

El Sampedrino

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Milonga de dos Hermanos

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Laitman:

The Apple Orchard

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)

Poulenc:

Bleuet

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Les chemins de l'amour

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Banalités

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 4 August 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Schubert:

Nacht und Träume, D827

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Schumann:

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 28 July 2013)

Voltaire Verzosa (piano)

Sondheim:

A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns

(recorded at the College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 1 May 2011)

Philip Fortenberry (piano)


F. Gerard Errante (clarinet)

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Schumann: Music for Cello and Piano Volume 1

Schumann: Music for Cello and Piano Volume 1

Cello Transcriptions by Friedrich Grützmacher


Schumann:

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

Du bist wie eine Blume, Op. 25 No. 24

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

Dein Angesicht, Op. 127 No. 2

Der Nussbaum, Op. 25 No. 3

Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Die Stille (No. 4 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Wanderlied (No. 3 from 12 Gedichte, Op. 35)

Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7

An den Sonnenschein, Op. 36 No. 4

Waldesgesprach (No. 3 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Ich grolle nicht (No. 7 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Romanze (No. 5 from Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138)

Sonntags am Rhein, op. 36 No. 1

Volksliedchen, Op. 51 No. 2

Die beiden Grenadiere, Op. 49 No. 1

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28 No. 2

Wiegenliedchen, Op. 124 No. 6

Schlummerlied, Op. 124 No. 16

Warum, Op. 12, No. 3

Fröhlicher Landmann, Op. 68 No. 10

Album for the Young, Op. 68: Soldatenmarsch

Der Abschied, Op. 82, No. 9

Am Springbrunnen (No. 6 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Manfred: Die Alpenfee


Francesco Dillon (cello) & Emanuele Torquati (piano)

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Capriccio

Capriccio

Virtuoso pieces for violin & piano


Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

trans. A. Roelens

Dinicu:

Hora Staccato

arr. Jascha Heifetz

Dvorak:

Humoresque in G flat major, Op. 101 No. 7

Slavonic Dance No. 2 in E minor, Op. 46 No. 2

trans. Fritz Kreisler

Elgar:

La Capricieuse, Op. 17

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Korngold:

Garden scene

Kreisler:

Liebesleid

Mendelssohn:

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Poldini:

Poupée valsante

trans. Fritz Kreisler

Prokofiev:

Masks from ‘Romeo and Juliet'

arr. Jascha Heifetz

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

arr. Renaud Capuçon

Schubert of Dresden Jr.:

Die Biene, Op. 13 No. 9

arr. August Wilhelmj

Schumann:

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

Du Ring an meinem Finger (No. 4 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

Strauss, R:

Der Rosenkavalier: Waltzes

arr. Vasa Prihoda

Ein einsamer Quelle, Op. 9, No. 2

Stravinsky:

Chanson Russe

arr. Samuel Dushkin

Suk:

Un poco triste, Op. 17, No. 3

Szymanowski:

Roxana's Song from the opera 'King Roger', for violin & piano

trans. Pavel Kochanski

Tchaikovsky:

Valse sentimentale, Op. 51 No. 6


Renaud Capuçon (Guarneri del Gesù, 1737 violin) & Jérôme Ducros (piano)

Renaud Capuçon is following in the footsteps of the great violinists of the past century, such as Heifetz, Kreisler and Menuhin, with this virtuoso programme of compositions, transcriptions and arrangements for the violin and piano, recorded in the Lugano Festival 2007.

“It seems there is nothing Capuçon cannot do. He maintains the same level of tonal purity and lustrousness at all dynamic levels across all four strings… His phrasing and timing is immaculate, his intonation ear-ringingly true and - especially important in this repertoire - his exquisitely subtle use of portamento is such as to rival even Kreisler and Heifetz.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2008 *****

“Not since the emergence of Vengerov and Repin has such an exciting young violinist come our way.” International Record Review

“Capuçon’s violin transcriptions rarely disappoint. If it’s not his fervour that amazes, it’s his delicacy. Elgar’s La Capricieuse is a melting wonder, Prokofiev’s Masks a bracing stomp. The programming sprinkles the firecrackers with pensive surprises (Roxana’s Song from Szymanowski), waltzing Strauss, and the finale is unusually reflective – two Schumann songs. A delight.” The Times, 18th April 2008 ****

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The World of Kathleen Ferrier Vol.2

The World of Kathleen Ferrier Vol.2


Bach, J S:

Mass in B minor, BWV232: Agnus Dei

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Brahms:

Geistliches Wiegenlied, Op. 91 No. 2

Phyllis Spurr (piano), Max Gilbert (viola)

Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43 No. 1

Bruno Walter (piano)

Gluck:

Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)

Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry

Handel:

Come alla tortorella langue (from Atalanta)

Phyllis Spurr (piano)

Messiah: He was despised

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Mahler:

Um Mitternacht (Rückert-Lieder)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Purcell:

Hark! The Echoing Air (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Phyllis Spurr (piano)

Schubert:

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Bruno Walter (piano)

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Bruno Walter (piano)

Schumann:

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

John Newmark (piano)

trad.:

Ye Banks and Braes

Phyllis Spurr (piano)

I have a bonnet trimmed with blue

Phyllis Spurr (piano)

Down by the Salley Gardens

Phyllis Spurr (piano)

The stuttering lovers

Phyllis Spurr (piano)

Drink to me only with thine eyes

Phyllis Spurr (piano)


Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)

Decca World Of - 4480552

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Schumann Edition

Schumann Edition


Bach, J S:

Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV1009

arr. Schumann

Brahms:

Dem dunklen Schoss der heilgen Erde, WoO 20

Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Overture, Scherzo, and Finale, Op. 52

Genoveva Overture

Konzertstück for four horns, Op. 86

Manfred, Op. 115

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23

Konzertstück for four horns, Op. 86

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Fantasie in C major for Violin and Orchestra, Op.131

Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G major, Op. 92

Introduction and Allegro Op. 134

String Quartets, Op. 41 Nos. 1-3

Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80

Fantasiestücke in A minor for Piano Trio, Op. 88

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63

Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110

Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47

Piano Quartet in C minor, WoO 32

Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

Romances (3), Op. 94

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Märchenbilder (4), Op. 113

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

Märchenerzählungen (4) for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Op. 132

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

Du bist wie eine Blume, Op. 25 No. 24

Er, der Herrlichste von allem (No. 2 from Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42)

Dein Angesicht, Op. 127 No. 2

Der Nussbaum, Op. 25 No. 3

Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Frühlingsnacht (No. 12 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Die Stille (No. 4 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Wanderlied (No. 3 from 12 Gedichte, Op. 35)

Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7

An den Sonnenschein, Op. 36 No. 4

Waldesgesprach (No. 3 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Ich grolle nicht (No. 7 from Dichterliebe, Op. 48)

Romanze (No. 5 from Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138)

Sonntags am Rhein, op. 36 No. 1

Volksliedchen, Op. 51 No. 2

Die beiden Grenadiere, Op. 49 No. 1

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, WoO 27

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11

Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26

Fantasiestücke, Op. 12

Waldszenen, Op. 82

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Allegro in B minor, Op. 8

Novelletten (8), Op. 21

Fantasiestücke, Op. 111

Gesänge der Frühe (5), Op. 133

Album for the Young, Op. 68

Carnaval, Op. 9

Nachtstücke, Op. 23

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Klavierstücke (4), Op. 32

Presto passionato in G minor op.22

Abegg Variations, Op. 1

Intermezzi (6), Op. 4

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

Papillons, Op. 2

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 'Concerto Without Orchestra'

Variations (Impromptus) on a Theme by Clara Wieck, Op. 5

Humoreske, Op. 20

Album for the Young, Op. 68

Paganini Studien (6), Op. 3

Three Sonatas for the Young, Op. 118

Bunte Blätter, Op. 99

Albumblatter, Op. 124

Blumenstück, Op. 19

Paganini Studien (6), Op. 10

Marches (4), Op. 76

Seven Clavierstücke in Fughettenform, Op.126

Scherzo in F minor, Op. posth.

Variations on a theme by Beethoven

Fugues (4), Op. 72

Albumblatter, Op. 124

Romances (3), Op. 28

Variations on an original theme in E flat major

Canon für Alexis

Studies (6) in Canonic Form, Op. 56

Four Sketches, Op. 58

Six Fugues on B-A-C-H, Op. 60

Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Liederkreis, Op. 24

Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7

Was will die einsame Träne, Op. 25 No. 21

Du bist wie eine Blume, Op. 25 No. 24

Dein Angesicht, Op. 127 No. 2

Lehn deine Wang' Op. 142 No. 2

Mein Wagen rollet langsam, Op. 142 No. 4

Der arme Peter, Op. 53 No. 3

Liederkreis, Op. 39

Frühlingsfahrt, Op. 45 No. 2

Ständchen, Op. 36 No. 2

Nur ein lächelnder Blick

An den Sonnenschein, Op. 36 No. 4

Ich wandre nicht, Op. 51 No. 3

Der frohe Wandersmann, Op. 77 No. 1

Der Einsiedler, Op. 83 No. 3

Drei Gedichte von Emanuel Geibel, Op. 30

Sehnsucht

Geständnis, Op. 74 No. 7

O wie lieblich ist das Mädchen (No. 3 from Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138)

Weh, wie zornig ist das Mädchen (No. 7 from Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138)

Romanze (No. 5 from Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138)

Zigeunerliedchen II Op. 79/8

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

Aus den östlichen Rosen, Op. 25 No. 25

Jasminenstrauch Op. 27 No. 4 (Friedrich Rückert)

Der Nussbaum, Op. 25 No. 3

Freisinn, Op. 25 No. 2

Aus dem Schenkenbuch im Divan I, Op. 25 No. 5

Aus dem Schenkenbuch im Divan II, Op. 25 No. 6

Talismane, Op. 25 No. 8

Nachtlied, Op. 96 No. 1

Lieder (5), Op. 40

An den Mond, Op. 95

Geisternähe Op. 77 No. 3 (Friedrich Halm)

Mädchen-Schwermut Op. 142 No. 3 (Lily Bernhard)

Loreley Op. 53 No. 2 (August Wilhelmine Lorenz)

Aufträge, Op. 77 No. 5

Venetianische Lied, Op. 25 No. 17

Venetianische Lied, Op. 25 No. 18

Frühlingsgruss Op. 79/4

Marienwürmchen Op. 79/14

Der Himmel hat eine Träne geweint, Op. 37 No. 1

Ich hab' in mich gesogen, Op. 37 No. 5

Flügel! Flügel! um zu fliegen, Op. 37 No. 8

Meine Töne still und heiter, Op. 101 No. 1

Mein Schöner Stern! Op. 101 No. 4

Zum Schluß, Op. 25 No. 26

Gedichte (12) von Justinus Kerner Op. 35

Sängers Trost Op. 127 No. 1 (Justinus Kerner)

Schneeglöckchen Op. 96 No. 2 (anonymous)

Ihre Stimme Op. 96 No. 3 (August von Platen)

Gedichte (6) und Requiem, Op. 90

Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42

Arleen Auger (soprano)

Lied der Braut I, Op. 25 No. 11

Lied der Braut II, Op. 25 No. 12

Die Soldatenbraut Op. 64 No. 1

Das verlassene Mägdlein, Op. 64 No. 2

Volksliedchen, Op. 51 No. 2

Liebeslied, Op. 51 No. 5

Lied der Suleika, Op. 25 No. 9

Mignon (Kennst du das Land?) Op. 98a No. 1 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt Op. 98a No. 3 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Heiss' mich nicht reden Op. 98a No. 5 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Singet nicht In Trauertönen Op. 98a No. 7 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

So lasst mich scheinen Op. 98a No. 9 (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Drei Gedichte, Op. 29

Vier Gesänge, Op. 59

Sechs Lieder Op. 33

Funf Lieder, Op. 55

Beim Abschied zu Singen, Op. 84: Es ist bestimmt in Gottes Rat

Drei gemischte Chöre

Die rote Hanne, Op. 31 No. 3

Der deutscher Rhein

Ritornelle Op. 65

Drei Männerchöre aus dem Revolutionsjahr 1848

Drei Lieder Op. 62

Jagdlieder (5), Op. 137

Romanzen und Balladen für Chor Heft I, Op. 67

Romanzen und Balladen für Chor Heft II, Op. 75

Romanzen und Balladen für Chorgesang Heft III, Op. 145

Romanzen für Frauenstimmen Heft I, Op. 69

Vier doppelchörige Gesänge, Op. 141

Romanzen für Frauenstimmen mit willkürlicher Begleitung des Pianoforte Heft II Op. 91

Frühlingsgruss Op. 79/4

Weihnachtslied Op. 79/17

Drei Lieder für drei Frauenstimmen mit Begleitung des Pianoforte Op. 114

Glockenturmers Tochterlein (The bell ringer's daughter), Op.post

Bei Schenkung eines Flügels

Genoveva

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50

Requiem in D flat major, Op. 148

Requiem für Mignon, Op. 98b

Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Op. 112

Scenes from Goethe's Faust, WoO 3


Robert Schumann is perhaps best remembered for two things: the sheer number of his compositions, particularly his piano music, produced in his relatively short life; and his passionate and deeply tumultuous relationship with Clara Schumann, née Wieck, his highly accomplished pianist wife. Schumann’s life was clouded with episodes of depression and emotional turmoil, to the extent that he spent the last two years of his life in an asylum, tormented by incidents of paranoia and delusion, as well as a fading memory. Despite – or maybe because of – his turbulent emotional state, Schumann managed to complete hundreds of compositions, from expansive orchestral works to tender Lieder and even a fully fledged opera.

Schumann found inspiration at different points in his life to write for different forces. The year 1840 became known as his ‘Lieder year’, and among his many inspired compositions was the cycle Frauenliebe und – leben, a compelling account of a woman’s life and love.

In 1841, not long after marrying Clara, he was inspired by her encouragement to start writing for orchestra. He composed his first Symphony (‘Spring’) in February of that year, later sketching his Overture, Scherzo and Finale Op.52 in April/May and composing what would become the Piano Concerto in May. In the same year he completed his D minor Symphony, though he wouldn’t publish it for another ten years, making it his Fourth.

The next year would come to be known as his ‘Chamber Music’ year; despite struggling with resentment that Clara’s popularity as a pianist was outstripping his own as a composer, Schumann managed to turn his unhappiness into a productive spell of composition. In February 1842 he began the first two String Quartets, finishing them off in the summer, and in July he composed his third. The Piano Quintet was written in October, and November saw him working on the Piano Quartet. This highly productive period saw the composer exploring a range of styles, with intricate fugues as well as lighter motifs taken from Haydn and Mozart.

In 1843 Schumann began working on oratorios, including Das Paradies und die Peri, but his true ambition was to write an opera. Unimpressed with Wagner’s offerings, Schumann spent a lot of time in thought before settling on the medieval tale of Genoveva for his first operatic work, completed in 1848. The opera is far removed from the vast forces required for Wagner; the work is a scene opera, characterised by recitativestyle phrasing and a sumptuously lyrical orchestral score.

Throughout his life Schumann composed for the piano, inspired at first by his forbidden love for Clara (only receiving permission to marry her in 1840 after a long legal battle). His piano compositions continued well into the latter stages of his life, even during his time in the asylum. 14 of the 45 CDs on this release are dedicated to Schumann’s solo piano music, not to mention his intricate writing for the Piano Concerto and piano chamber works.

Among the many singers featured are Arleen Auger, one of the most highly regarded sopranos of the 20th century, who performs the magnificent Frauenliebe und –leben, as well as Peter Schreier, who focuses on Lieder penned by Heinrich Heine. Newer recordings include Schumann’s chamber works, performed by Quartetto Savinio – described by La Repubblica as ‘the heirs to the Quartetto Italiano’ – along with Quartetto Klimt and the Daniel Quartet. This release represents excellent value for money, with a superb mixture of recordings old and new.

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