Schumann Gold

Schumann Gold

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Overview

Schumann Gold

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth, Deutsche Grammophon combed through its vast archives for the most representative excerpts and short pieces by this famous German Romantic composer, not only drawing on his collections of lieder and keyboard pieces, but also taking movements from long works, such as the symphonies, concertos, and chamber pieces. This 2010 twofer presents a distinguished roster of artists, from conductors John Eliot Gardiner, Leonard Bernstein, Rafael Kubelik, Georg Solti, and Herbert von Karajan, to pianists Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Horowitz, Nelson Freire, Maria-João Pires, and Radu Lupu, along with a large number of chamber instrumentalists and vocalists to make this a sampler of the label's stars, as well as a survey of Schumann's most memorable music. One might think a collection that spans several decades and offers both ADD and DDD recordings might sound uneven, but the audio quality is fairly well balanced in volume and consistently clean across the album's 33 tracks. Because examples are given of all of Schumann's key works and favored genres, this is a fine introduction to his music, and Schumann Gold provides easy access to many fine offerings in DG's catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/25/2010
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947788171
catalogNumber: 001423002

Tracks

  1. Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) for piano, Op. 15: 7. Träumerei (Dreaming)
  2. Manfred, overture & incidental music, Op. 115: Overture
  3. Arabeske for piano in C major, Op. 18
  4. Frauenliebe und -leben, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 42: 4. Du Ring an meinem Finger
  5. Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120: 3. Scherzo. Lebhaft
  6. Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105: 1. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
  7. Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 50: 18. Schmücket die Stufen zu Allahs Thron - Auch de
  8. Fantasiestücke (8 Fantasy Pieces), for piano, Op. 12: 7.Traumes Wirren
  9. Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), for piano, Op. 82: 7. Vogel als Prophet
  10. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63: 2. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
  11. Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129: 2. Langsam (excerpt)
  12. Dichterliebe, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 48: 1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
  13. Symphony No. 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38: 3. Scherzo. Molto vivace
  14. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 11. Chiarina
  15. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Rhenish"), Op. 97: 1. Lebhaft
  16. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: 3. Allegro vivace
  17. Stücke im Volkston (5) for cello (or violin) & piano, Op. 102: 1. Vanitas vanitatum. Mit Humor
  18. Liederkreis, 9 songs for voice & piano, Op. 24: 9. Mit Myrthen und Rosen, lieblich und hold
  19. String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41/1: 2. Scherzo. Presto - Intermezzo
  20. Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7
  21. Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61: 3. Adagio espressivo
  22. Liederkreis, 12 songs for voice & piano, Op. 39: 5. Mondnacht
  23. Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44: 1. Allegro brillante
  24. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: 1. Widmung
  25. Dichterliebe, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 48: 15. Aus alten Märchen winkt es
  26. Dichterliebe, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 48: 7. Ich grolle nicht
  27. Dichterliebe, song cycle for voice & piano, Op. 48: 3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
  28. Liederkreis, 12 songs for voice & piano, Op. 39: 12. Frühlingsnacht
  29. Liederkreis, 12 songs for voice & piano, Op. 39: 8. In der Fremde
  30. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: 24. Du bist wie eine Blume
  31. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: 3. Der Nussbaum
  32. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 13. Estrella
  33. Carnaval for piano, Op. 9: 12. Chopin

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