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Schumann: Dichterliebe / Pregardien, Le Sage, Piau


Release Date: 04/26/2019 
Label:  Alpha Classics   Catalog #: 457  
Composer:  Robert SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Eric Le SageChristoph PrégardienSandrine Piau
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Julian Prégardien decided to record the Dichterliebe cycle after he came across the new Bärenreiter edition; he went on to explore the work in concerts with his constant accompanist, Eric Le Sage, inserting other works by Robert and also by Clara Schumann, whose bicentenary is celebrated in 2019. When Clara played the Dichterliebe in the 1860s, she used to slip extracts from Kreisleriana between the songs. Prégardien asked Eric Le Sage to record the same extracts on a Blüthner piano of 1856, the year of Robert’s death, and also include Romances composed by both Robert and Clara at a time when their future marriage was still uncertain. The sublime ballade Löwenbraut also forms part of the programme – a reminder Read more of the young Robert’s anguish on Clara’s departure. At Julien’s suggestion, Sandrine Piau was invited to sing three duets: a simple Canon composed by Clara, and two duets by Robert, Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär, and the sublime In der Nacht. Four further songs complete the album: Sängers Trost, a short piece in belcanto style; Kurzes Erwachen, composed by Robert at the age of just eighteen; Aus den hebräischen Gesängen, a very melancholy song; an extract from the cycle Myrthen (Robert’s wedding present to Clara); and Mein Wagen rollet langsam, a song that was included in the composer’s first version of Dichterliebe. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74: no 4, In der Nacht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
2.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 11: no 2 in G minor by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
3.
Gesänge (3), Op. 31: no 1, Die Löwenbraut by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
4.
Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
5.
Duets (3), Op. 43: no 1, Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Sandrine Piau (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840 
6.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 15, Aus den hebräischen Gesängen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
7.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
8.
Frühe Lieder (6), WoO 21: no 4, Kurzes Erwachen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
9.
Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 1, Sängers Trost by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
10.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 1 in B flat minor by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
11.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in F sharp major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
12.
Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 4, Mein Wagen rollet langsam by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 

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