Schumann: Dichterliebe & other Heine Settings

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Though the 16 additional settings included here are welcome, the success or failure of any recital of Schumann's Heine settings depends on the quality of its "Dichterliebe," the early German Romantic's most ardent song cycle. In this 2008 Hyperion disc, Gerald Finley comes close to success, but how close depends on the listener's tastes. None will deny the burley British baritone can hit the notes and hold them, nor that he lacks sympathy for the texts and insight into the music. And few would dispute that his poetic readings of the cycle's sweeter songs are wholly persuasive. But while some may appreciate his robust interpretations of the cycle's bitter songs, others may...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Though the 16 additional settings included here are welcome, the success or failure of any recital of Schumann's Heine settings depends on the quality of its "Dichterliebe," the early German Romantic's most ardent song cycle. In this 2008 Hyperion disc, Gerald Finley comes close to success, but how close depends on the listener's tastes. None will deny the burley British baritone can hit the notes and hold them, nor that he lacks sympathy for the texts and insight into the music. And few would dispute that his poetic readings of the cycle's sweeter songs are wholly persuasive. But while some may appreciate his robust interpretations of the cycle's bitter songs, others may find him overly emphatic, possibly even a tad histrionic at climaxes. Still, Finley plainly knows exactly what he is doing and there's no doubting that he means every word. These same attributes are manifest in the other Heine settings that precede "Dichterliebe" on this disc. Finley's "Die beiden Grenadiere" is suitably blustery, for example, while "Was will die einsame Träne?" is effectively teary. Pianist Julius Drake provides tasteful and supportive accompaniments and Hyperion supplies them both with clear, cool digital sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2008
  • Label: Hyperion Uk
  • UPC: 034571176765
  • Catalog Number: 67676
  • Sales rank: 386,507

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–2 Tragödie, for voice(s) & piano (Romanzen und Balladen IV), Op. 64/3 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (3:40)
  2. 2 Die beiden Grenadiere ("Nach Frankreich zogen zwei Grenadier"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/1 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (4:01)
  3. 3 Abends am Strand ("Wir sassen am Fischerhause"), song for voice & piano, Op. 45/3 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (3:29)
  4. 4 Die feindlichen Brüder ("Oben auf des Berges Spitze"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/2 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (2:30)
  5. 6–8 Der arme Peter, for voice & piano, Op. 53/3 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (4:58)
  6. 7 Belsazar ("Die Mitternacht zog näher schon"), ballad for voice & piano, Op. 57 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (5:04)
  7. 8 Die Lotosblume ("Die Lotosblume ängstigt sich..."), song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/7 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (1:55)
  8. 9 Was will die einsame Träne?, song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/21 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (2:12)
  9. 10 Du bist wie eine Blume, song for voice & piano (Myrthen), Op. 25/24 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (2:01)
  10. 11 Lehn' deine Wang' ("Lehn' deine Wang' an meine Wang"), song for voice & piano, Op. 142/2 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (0:46)
  11. 12 Es leuchtet meine Liebe, song for voice & piano, Op. 127/3 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (1:55)
  12. 13 Dein Angesicht ("Dein Angesicht, so lieb und schön"), song for voice & piano, Op. 127/2 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (2:26)
  13. 14 Mein Wagen rollet langsam, song for voice & piano, Op. 142/4 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (3:25)
  14. 17–32 Dichterliebe, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 48 - Robert Schumann & Julius Drake (31:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gerald Finley Primary Artist
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