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Schumann: Sammlung Von Musik-stucken Alter Und Neuer Zeit

Schumann / Stojkovic / Sharoni / Kobow / Benfer
Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777595-2   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnAdolf HenseltLouis SpohrIgnaz Moscheles,   ... 
Performer:  Cord GarbenJan KobowKlaus StickenJohanna Stojkovic,   ... 
Conductor:  Wolfgang Helbich
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"In 1834 Schumann founded the music journal Neue Zeitschrift für Musik. In 1838 he began to issue with it a music supplement. Such supplements were far from uncommon at the time but were usually vehicles for undemanding scores for the amateur musician. Schumann intended something different and for four years (1838-41) these supplements became a force in the artistic land. The three CD set opens a casement onto that cornucopiac world. The music is by a range of contemporary composers favoured by Schumann but also included ten of his own works and two by Clara. The 76 works featured are short (between two and three minutes – a mix of songs sometimes for more than one voice and solo piano pieces and various organ pieces. The longest Read more at 6:20 is Clara Wieck-Schumann’s Andante and Allegro which starts CD 2 with its swirl of romantic effusion. Texts are given as sung and in translation. The piano solos are largely taken by Klaus Sticken. For the lieder the pianist is the erudite and expert Cord Garben. Various singers have been engaged but the one who for me stands out for his golden tone is Jan Kobow singing either alone or as part of a small vocal ensemble. None of these pieces strikes me as a miss but let me commend a handful. Pauline Viardot-Garcia is another woman composer featured and Johanna Stojkovic sweetly encompasses the birdsong melisma and the florid operatic moments of Die Kapelle. Sticken lends stormy wings to Schumann’s Intermezzo. I had never heard previously of Johann Vesque von Püittlingen but his lied Die Geisterinsel pulls off a nice equipoise between love song and melancholy. The Beethoven Gesang der Mönche is a male vocal quartet piece here sung with a strong orange sepia tone. Henselt’s Der Dombau is for vocal quintet with two sopranos adding a yieldingly piercing cuckoo descant above the steady melodic refrain. Irresistible as to a degree is similarly modelled Schumann Rastlose Liebe for male trio. At the start of CD 3 we return to Clara and to her nicely rounded lied Am Strand from Stojkovic and Garben. One of Schumann’s most touchingly haloed pieces is his lied Mondnacht here sung again by Stojkovic. Back to a mixed vocal quintet and piano for Gesang der Sterne by Oswald Lorenz. This is an mystical and muscular piece redolent of the most volatile and exalted writing for the singers in Beethoven’s Choral Symphony. Rietz’s setting of Goethe’s Die Hexenküche has an awed yet youthfully enthused spoken introduction over the piano until the arrival of Jale Papila with her operatic smoulder. Schubert’s Aria (Des jammer herbe qualen) from Fierabras is for five voices and piano; it strikes me as one of the most ordinary of the 76 tracks. The trio of discs ends with Paganini’s unusually introspective and undemonstrative Stambuchblatt.

This set will perhaps be regarded as the province of Schumann specialists but in truth any music-lovers with a taste for the German lied and romantic era piano music will be pleasurably surprised to make so many discoveries and to add so many new names to their ‘to be explored’ list."

-- Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (2) for Voice and Piano (Eichendorff) by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Jan Kobow ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1835 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Rhapsody for piano in F minor, Op. 4 by Adolf Henselt
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
3.
Deutsche Lieder (5), Op. 139: no 5, Was mir wohl übrig bliebe by Louis Spohr
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Johanna Stojkovic ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1836-1848 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4.
Prelude and Fugue for piano in E flat major by Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
5.
Der Pilger, for voice & piano (from Geistliches Lied) by Wilhelm Heinrich Rieffel
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
Mignons Lied, for soprano & guitar (for "Wilhelm Meisters Lehrajhre") by Oswald Lorenz
Performer:  Veronika Winter (), Hans Wilhelm Kaufmann (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Ermunterung, for men's vocal quartet by Wilhelm Heinrich Rieffel
Performer:  Michael Connaire (), Jan Kobow (), Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone),
Andreas Pruys ()
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8.
Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 3 in D major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9.
Die Kapelle, for soprano & piano by Pauline Viardot
Performer:  Johanna Stojkovic (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
10.
Impromptu for piano, Op. 7 by Adolf Henselt
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 
11.
Trinklied (Drinking Song), for men's vocal quartet & piano by Johanna Mathieux-Kinkel
Performer:  Michael Connaire (), Andreas Pruys (), Jan Kobow (),
Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
12.
Andreas Hofer, for vocal quartet by Ludwig Berger
Performer:  Andreas Pruys (), Miriam Sharoni (), Michael Connaire ()
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
13.
Die Geisterinsel ("Mein Liebchen, wir sassen beisammen"), for voice & piano by Johann Vesque von Püttlin
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
14.
Generalbeichte ("Lasset heut' im edlen Kreis meine Warnung gelten"), for vocal trio by Leopold Schefer
Performer:  Miriam Sharoni (), Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
15.
Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi in D minor for soloists, choruses, orchestra & harp, Op 65 by Józef Elsner
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
16.
Traumbild, for voice & piano, Op. 28/1 by Josephine Lang
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Jan Kobow ()
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
17.
Religioso, for vocal quartet & piano by Johannes Verhulst
Performer:  Michael Connaire (), Cord Garben (Piano), Miriam Sharoni (),
Andreas Pruys ()
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
18.
Abschied (Farewell), for voice & piano by Louis Hetsch
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Jan Kobow ()
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
19.
Klavierstücke (4), Op. 32: no 2, Gigue by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
20.
Contrapuntal Studies (12) for piano, Op. 62 by Simon Sechter
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
21.
Ossians Gesängen (The Songs of Ossian) by Anonymous
Performer:  Michael Connaire (), Jan Kobow (), Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone),
Andreas Pruys ()
Period: Romantic 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
22.
Mein erster Gedanke (My First Thought), for voice & piano by Carl KoBmaly
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
23.
Sonata for Piano in C major, D 840 "Reliquie": Andante by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 50 Secs. 
24.
Romance for piano in C sharp minor by Adolf Henselt
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
25.
Eigne Bahn (Own Path), for voice & piano by Julie von Baroni-Cavalcab
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
26.
Die Rheinmöve ("Du seliger Vogel in der Luft"), for voice & piano by Ferdinand Hiller
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
27.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 19, Hauptmanns Weib by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Johanna Stojkovic (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
28.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 20, Weit, weit by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Johanna Stojkovic ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
29.
Prelude for piano in A major by Wilhelm Taubert
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
30.
Klavierstücke (4), Op. 32: no 4, Fughette by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
31.
Der Dombau (The Cathedral Edifice), for vocal quintet by Adolf Henselt
Performer:  Miriam Sharoni (), Michael Connaire (), Andreas Pruys (),
Veronika Winter ()
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
32.
Von dir so ferne! (From You So Far Away), for men's vocal quartet by Carl KoBmaly
Performer:  Michael Connaire (), Andreas Pruys (), Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone),
Jan Kobow ()
Period: Romantic 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
33.
An die Kunstgenossen (To Fellow Artists), for men's vocal quartet by Friedrich H. Truhn
Performer:  Michael Connaire (), Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone), Andreas Pruys (),
Jan Kobow ()
Period: Romantic 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
34.
Lieder (6), Op. 33: no 5, Rastlose Liebe by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Michael Connaire (), Jan Kobow (), Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone),
Andreas Pruys ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
35.
Frühlingslied by Norbert Burgmüller
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Johanna Stojkovic ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
36.
Gretchen am Spinnrad (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel), for voice & piano by Ludwig Schunke
Performer:  Johanna Stojkovic (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
37.
Morgen ("In die grüne Welt hinein"), for voice & piano by Ferdinand Kufferath
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Jan Kobow ()
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
38.
Das Islamägdlein (The Maid of Isla), for voice & piano (after Beethoven, Op. 108/4) by Konstantin Julius Becker
Performer:  Johanna Stojkovic (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
39.
Lieder und Gesänge i, Op. 27: no 5, Nur ein lächelnder Blick by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Jan Kobow ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
40.
Unter den dunklen Linden (Under the Dark Lindens), for voice & piano by Julius Stern
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
41.
Mein Herz ist im Hochland (My Heart Is in the Highlands), for voice & piano by Julius Stern
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
42.
Gott sende deine Güte (God, Send Your Goddess), four-part song by August Dohler
Conductor:  Wolfgang Helbich
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
43.
Gedichte (12), Op. 35: no 10, Stille Tränen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Johanna Stojkovic (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
44.
Gondelied for Piano in A major "Barcarolle" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
45.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 5, Mondnacht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Johanna Stojkovic ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
46.
Albumblatt in Walzerform, S 166 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
47.
Gesang der Sterne (Song of the Stars), for vocal quintet by Oswald Lorenz
Performer:  Michael Connaire (), Miriam Sharoni (), Jan Kobow (),
Veronika Winter ()
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
48.
Die Weinende (I Saw Thee Weep), song for voice & piano by Carl KoBmaly
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano), Johanna Stojkovic ()
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
49.
Die Hexenküche (The Witch's Kitchen), for voice & piano by Julius Rietz
Performer:  Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
50.
Fierrabras, D 796: Des Jammers herbe Qualen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone), Jan Kobow (), Cord Garben (Piano),
Andreas Pruys (), Michael Connaire ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
51.
Drei deutsche Tänze (Three German Dances), for piano by Stephen Heller
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
52.
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: 4th movement, Intermezzo by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1840; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
53.
Toccatina for piano, Op. 16/7 by Stephen Heller
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
54.
Songs (2), for voice & piano, Op.31 by Johannes Verhulst
Performer:  Johanna Stojkovic (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
55.
Stammbuchblatt, for piano by Vaclav Tomasek
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
56.
Songs (2): no 2, Pagenlied by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
57.
Chor der Engel, D 440 "Christ ist erstanden" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Michael Connaire (), Miriam Sharoni (), Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
58.
Fughettas (6) for Piano, Op. 1/J 1-6 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1798 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
59.
Fugue in C minor, BWV 575 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tillmann Benfer (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
60.
Gesang der Mönche "Rasch tritt der Tod", WoO 104 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Ralf Grobe (Bass Baritone), Michael Connaire (),
Andreas Pruys ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
61.
Fugue in E minor, BWV 945 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
62.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tillmann Benfer (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
63.
Orgelbüchlein: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV 614 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tillmann Benfer (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713-1714; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
64.
Orgelbüchlein: Durch Adams fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
65.
Fantasie and Fugue in C minor, BWV 562 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tillmann Benfer (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
66.
Orgelbüchlein: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Tillmann Benfer (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1714-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
67.
Kurz ist der Schmerz I, WoO 163 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jan Kobow (), Veronika Winter ()
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
68.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 11 by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
69.
Am Strande by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Johanna Stojkovic (), Cord Garben (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
70.
Nocturne for Piano in E flat major by Johannes Verhulst
Performer:  Klaus Sticken (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 

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