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Schumann Gold


Release Date: 05/25/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001423002  
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Nelson FreireBryn TerfelMalcolm MartineauPaul Gulda,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot GardinerSir Neville MarrinerHerbert von KarajanLeonard Bernstein,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et RomantiqueHagen String QuartetCleveland Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mixed 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As a companion to the more inclusive 35-CD box set Schumann: The Masterworks, Deutsche Grammophon releases a 2-CD set covering the romantic composer’s most beloved melodies. These essential favorites cover all major genres including piano solo, symphonic, concerto, chamber and Lied.

Repertoire Details:
• Piano: Classics such as Tra?umerei (Dreaming) and the Arabeske in magical performances by Horowitz and Pires respectively; Ivo Pogorelich’s riveting rendition of the super-virtuosic Toccata and three selections from Nelson Freire’s Carnaval, full of panache.

• Symphony/Concerto: The invigorating first movement of the Rhenish
Read more symphony under Gardiner opens the set, followed later by the searing slow movement from the Second Symphony in Bernstein’s almost Mahlerian interpretation; Rafael Kubelik’s Manfred Overture is full of drama, and both Karajan and Solti offer classic accounts of the Scherzi from the third and Fourth Symphonies. Radu Lupu revels in the rollicking finale to the Piano Concerto, Lynn Harrell offers an impassioned account of the Cello Concerto’s slow movement.

• Vocal: Matchless selections from Dichterliebe by Fritz Wunderlich, Bryn Terfel sings favorites including Der Nussbaum and Du bist wie eine Blume, and there are classic recordings from Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Rarities include a charming chorus from Gardiner’s celebrated recording of Das Paradies und die Peri.

• Chamber: Driven, vibrant accounts of movements from the Piano Quintet from the Hagen Quartet and Paul Gulda, and from the First Piano trio by the Beaux arts Trio; plus passionate violin and piano from Gidon Kremer and Martha argerich in the First Violin Sonata.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish": 1st movement, Lebhaft by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
2.
Carnaval, Op. 9: no 11, Chiarina by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
3.
Carnaval, Op. 9: no 12, Chopin by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
4.
Album für die Jugend, Op. 68: Excerpt(s) by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Germany 
5.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 1, Widmung by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
6.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 3, Der Nussbaum by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
7.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 24, Du bist wie eine Blume by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
8.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44: 1st movement, Allegro brillante by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Paul Gulda (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hagen String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
9.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 5, Mondnacht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
10.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 1, In der Fremde by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
11.
Liederkreis, Op. 39: no 12, Frühlingsnacht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
12.
Toccata for Piano in C major, Op. 7 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Germany 
13.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 1, Im wunderschönen Monat Mai by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Hubert Giesen (Piano), Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
14.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 3, Die Rose, die Lilie by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Hubert Giesen (Piano), Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
15.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 7, Ich grolle nicht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Hubert Giesen (Piano), Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
16.
Dichterliebe, Op. 48: no 15, Aus alten Märchen winkt es by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Hubert Giesen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
17.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129: 2nd movement, Langsam by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
18.
Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
19.
Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 7, Traumes Wirren by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1832; Germany 
20.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63: 2nd movement, Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch by Robert Schumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
21.
Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50: no 18, Schmücket die...Auch der Geliebten by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Constanze Backes (Soprano), Jacqueline Connell (), Donna Deam (Soprano),
Lucinda Houghton (Soprano), Susannah Spicer (Alto), Katherine Fuge (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Period: Romantic 
22.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105: 1st movement, Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
23.
Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
24.
Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42: no 4, Du Ring an meinem Finger by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
25.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
26.
Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Adagio espressivo by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Germany 
27.
Quartet for Strings in A minor, Op. 41 no 1: 2nd movement, Scherzo by Robert Schumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hagen String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
28.
Liederkreis, Op. 24: no 9, Mit Myrten und Rosen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano), Irwin Gage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
29.
Stücke (5) im Volkston for Cello and Piano, Op. 102: no 1, Vanitas vanitatum "Mit humor" by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mischa Maisky (Cello), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
30.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54: 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
31.
Manfred, Op. 115 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
32.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
33.
Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring": 3rd movement, Scherzo by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.97 - "Rhenish": 1. Lebhaft
Carnaval, Op.9: 11. Chiarina
Carnaval, Op.9: 12. Chopin
Carnaval, Op.9: 13. Estrella
Widmung, Op.25, No.1
Der Nussbaum, Op.25, No.3
"Du bist wie eine Blume", Op.25, No.24
Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44: 1. Allegro brillante
Liederkreis, Op.39: Mondnacht
Liederkreis, Op.39: In der Fremde ("Ich hör die Bachlein rauschen")
Liederkreis, Op.39: Frühlingsnacht
Symphony No.2 In C, Op.61: 3. Adagio espresssivo
Toccata in C, Op.7
String Quartet No.1 in A minor, Op.41 No.1: 2. Scherzo (Presto) - Intermezzo
Liederkreis, Op.24: 9. Mit Myrten und Rosen, lieblich und hold
5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102: 1. Vanitas vanitatum (Mit Humor)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 3. Allegro vivace
Overture Manfred, Op.115
Kinderszenen, Op.15: 7. Träumerei
Symphony No.1 in B flat, Op.38 - "Spring": 3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
Dichterliebe, Op.48: 1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
Dichterliebe, Op.48: 3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
Dichterliebe, Op.48: 7. Ich grolle nicht
Dichterliebe, Op.48: 15. Aus alten Märchen winkt es
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129: 2. Langsam
Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.63: 2. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
Waldszenen, Op.82: 7. Vogel als Prophet
8 Fantasiestücke, Op.12: 7. Traumes-Wirren
Das Paradies und die Peri (after Thomas Moore "Lalla Rookh") / Part three: No. 18 "Schmücket die...Auch der Geliebten...Seht da"
Sonata no.1 for Violin and Piano in A minor, Op.105: 1. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.120: 3. Scherzo
Frauenliebe und -leben Op.42: 4. Du Ring an meinem Finger
Arabeske in C, Op.18

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