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Schumann, Reimann: Songs / Holzmair, Cooper


Release Date: 12/03/2013 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 63   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannAribert Reimann
Performer:  Wolfgang HolzmairImogen Cooper
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Since making his Wigmore Hall debut in 1989, baritone Wolfgang Holzmair has enjoyed an international reputation as one of the finest recitalists of his generation. His outstanding artistic relationship with Imogen Cooper has led to many critically acclaimed performances, and their bewitching story-telling and searching interpretations are world-renowned.

To mark Holzmair’s retirement from the recital platform, this Wigmore Hall Live disc features a delightful selection of Schumann Lieder, including some highlights from Liederkreis Op. 39, some lesser-known settings of Heine, and Kerner Lieder the final cycle of his fruitful Liederjahr. The disc frames the
Read more cycle Nachtstück by composer Aribert Reimann, which sets four poems by the celebrated poet Eichendorff. This insightful and passionate performance promises to be a touching memento as we bid a sad farewell to Holzmair from the recital platform.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Romances and Ballades iii, Op. 53: no 3, Der arme Peter by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
2.
Romances and Ballades ii, Op. 49: no 1, Die beiden Grenadiere by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
3.
Romances and Ballades i, Op. 45: no 3, Abends am Strand by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
4.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 9, Wehmut by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
5.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 6, Schöne Fremde by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
6.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 5, Mondnacht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
7.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 4, Die Stille by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
8.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 10, Zwielicht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
9.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 1, In der Fremde by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
10.
Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 3, Es leuchtet meine Liebe by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
11.
Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 1, Sängers Trost by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
12.
Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 4, Mein Wagen rollet langsam by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
13.
Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 1, Trost im Gesang by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
14.
Gedichte (12), Op. 35 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
15.
Nachtstück by Aribert Reimann
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Many great baritone Lieder singers today, but Hol March 17, 2014 By A. Paradis (Toronto, ON) See All My Reviews "There is a unique gift for song recitals: some artists have it, others (even among great singers) sometimes don't. Then there are the extraordinary singer and accompanist collaborations. Holzmair and Cooper are one such pair. Holzmair, Cooper + Schumann are a match made in heaven. This recital seems to have been Holzmair's farewell to his singing career. A great career; a great farewell. Andre" Report Abuse
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