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Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 39; Romanzen & Balladen
     

Schumann: Liederkreis Op. 39; Romanzen & Balladen

by Bryn Terfel
 
You might think that Bryn Terfel's beefy baritone would be too big for some of Schumann's more intimate songs, but this recital demonstrates that he can scale his voice down to a slender trickle of tone just as easily as he can let loose a booming torrent. Such versatility is crucial in the "Liederkreis," Op. 39, a cycle of 12 songs which

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You might think that Bryn Terfel's beefy baritone would be too big for some of Schumann's more intimate songs, but this recital demonstrates that he can scale his voice down to a slender trickle of tone just as easily as he can let loose a booming torrent. Such versatility is crucial in the "Liederkreis," Op. 39, a cycle of 12 songs which are predominantly quiet and confidential. Listen, for example, to how gently he traces the melody in "Mondnacht" (Moonlight), creating a sound that's as delicate as a nighttime shadow. And in songs that require effusiveness, no one wraps them in as warm a bear hug as Terfel does. "Widmung" (Dedication) surges with emotion that's both tender and irrepressible. He's also a terrific story-teller, bringing out every narrative detail in "Die Beiden Grenadiere" (The Two Grenadiers). With flawless support from Terfel's favorite pianist Malcolm Martineau, this album belongs alongside other great Schumann song recital recordings by Ian Bostridge, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Matthias Goerne, and Thomas Quasthoff.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2000
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028944704228
catalogNumber:
447042

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Tracks

  1. Husarenlieder (4) for voice & piano, Op. 117
  2. Romanzen und Balladen IV, 3 songs for voice(s) & piano, Op. 64: No. 3 Tragödie
  3. Liederkreis, cycle of 12 songs for voice & piano, Op 39
  4. Romanzen und Balladen II, 3 songs for voice & piano, Op. 49: No. 1, Die beiden Grenadiere
  5. Spanisches Liederspiel, 10 songs for voice(s) & piano, Op. 74: No. 6, Melancholie
  6. Spanisches Liederspiel, 10 songs for voice(s) & piano, Op. 74: No. 7, Geständnis
  7. Spanisches Liederspiel, 10 songs for voice(s) & piano, Op. 74: No. 10, Der Contrabandiste
  8. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 1, Widmung
  9. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 3, Der Nußbaum
  10. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 8, Talismane
  11. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 15, Mein Herz ist schwer
  12. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 24, Du bist wie eine Blume
  13. Romanzen und Balladen I, 3 songs for voice & piano, Op. 45: No. 1, Der Schatzgräber
  14. Lieder und Gesänge III (5), songs for voice & piano, Op. 77: No. 5, Aufträge
  15. Lieder und Gesänge (5), songs for voice & piano, Op. 127: No. 2 Dien Angesicht
  16. Romanzen und Balladen II, 3 songs for voice & piano, Op. 49: No. 2 Die feindlichen Brüder
  17. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 17, Leis' rudern hier, mein Gondolier
  18. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 18, Wenn durch die iazzetta die Abendluft weh
  19. Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 142: No. 4, Mein Wagen rollet langsam

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