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Schumann: Complete Songs

Banse / Lehner / Bostridge / Keenlyside / Hough
Release Date: 09/14/2010 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 44441  
Composer:  Robert SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Ann MurrayFelicity LottGraham JohnsonHanno Müller-Brachmann,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 10 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this superbly executed recital, Maltman leaps in a single bound into the front rank of Lieder interpreters today. Seemingly inspired by the wonderful programme assigned him by Johnson, he executes it with bitingly intense tone and an innate feeling for the German language, his high baritone easily encompassing every test placed on it by the lengthy programme... Maltman's and Johnson's account of [Dichterliebe] put me in mind of the underrated version made long ago by Waechter and Brendel: it has the same immediacy, the same perceptions, with the singer's voice on each occasion being of the ideal weight and tessitura, and in its absolute prime... Read more Johnson also points out the foretaste of Mahler in the third of the Peter songs, a piece Maltman sings with just the right touch of vulnerability... A perfectly balanced recording adds to one's pleasure in listening to this generously filled CD, which is up to the high standard of this series to date.

-- Alan Blyth, Gramophone [5/2001, reviewing Volume 5]

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Here's another outstanding volume in Hyperion's Schumann song series. It's important not only for the repertoire, which includes two sets of four duets--Op. 34 and 78--and some of Schumann's more delectable songs, but primarily for its two singers who stand among today's finest lieder and opera performers. Indeed, I'd cast my unqualified vote for these two as unsurpassed interpreters of this repertoire, giving performances of rare, unaffected beauty, and interpretations that convey the freshness of youthful voices with the thoughtfulness of more mature artists. All you have to do is listen to the first track, the Op. 34 duet Liebesgarten, and you'll know what I mean. And from there it just gets better and better as the twosome tears through the next three songs with sheer theatrical flair, impeccable technique, and unwavering musicality.

Tenor Ian Bostridge is absolutely commanding in his Widmung, and Dorothea Röschmann's incomparably beautiful rendition of Der Nussbaum--a virtual clinic in the art of expressive singing--allows us to feel the singer's emotions while we hear both the gentle wind caressing the tree's branches and the maiden's dreamy whispers. Bostridge's Lieder aus dem Schenkenbuch im Divan No. 1 and No. 2 (which together last barely more than a minute and a half) are so engaging that you wish they would go on just a little longer! And if you've ever heard more tender, affecting performances of Lied der Braut Nos. 1 & 2 than these by Röschmann--and similarly, Bostridge's Was will die einsame Träne? and Du bist wie eine Blume--you must have access to some heaven-dwelling vocalists. But the same observations could be applied to most of these songs, which consistently benefit from the truly remarkable partnership of pianist Graham Johnson, always in sync with and supportive of the singers and totally aware of the texts and the demands of phrasing and vocal inflection. The sound couldn't be better, and it would be hard to imagine a more fulfilling or thoroughly enjoyable 77 minutes of music in any genre. Don't even think of missing this one.

-- David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com [10/19/2002, reviewing Volume 7]

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Here, in Volume 9 we have English soprano Felicity Lott and Irish soprano Ann Murray, both of whom are as engaging and appealing as they could be from beginning to end of this disc, whether singing separately or together... [T]here’s so much to enjoy and think about on this disc that it’s hard to know just what to single out for further discussion or praise. Since every bit of the music is presented as winningly as possible, all in warm, natural sound that perfectly complements the Gestalt of the material, let me therefore just speed you toward your nearest vendor by saying that this disc could not be more highly recommended.

-- Marc Mandel, FANFARE [reviewing Op. 79, Volume 9]

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The prime attraction for many here will be English soprano-of-the-moment Kate Royal in the popular Eichendorff Liederkreis, dubbed by the composer “my most romantic music ever”. Royal’s pure, pellucid tone, free-soaring top notes (gloriously heard in, say, “Schone Fremde”) and refined musicianship give constant pleasure... Abetted by Johnson’s ever-sentient keyboard-playing, Royal reveals a true understanding of Schumann’s Innigkeit, whether in the suppressed passion of the opening “In der Fremde” (the notorious phrase beginning “Und uber mir rauscht” taken effortlessly in a single breath) and “Die Stille” (where she avoids the trap of ingenue coyness), the exquisite poise of “Die Mondnacht” or the tremulous excitement and sense of imminent revelation in “Schone Fremde”. In the final “Fruhlingsnacht”, often rushed off its feet, she and Johnson catch the elusive mix of secretiveness and ecstasy as perfectly as I have heard.

-- Richard Wigmore, Gramophone [1/2008, reviewing Op. 39, Volume 10]

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Complete Review:

A few of the CDs I get for review - very few - have stickers on them, saying "Promotional copy: not for sale". This is rare enough for me to notice when I get a CD or box with such a sticker, and this set had one on the front of the box. My first thought was this: "Do they really think I'd sell this set? One of the landmark collections of Schumann lieder?" Well, perhaps they send review copies out to newspapers or magazines that are more likely to review Lady Gaga, but I'd find it hard to believe that any classical reviewers would not want to keep this set.

Let's start by looking at what you get in the box. As with Hyperion's "budget" release of their monumental series of Schubert lieder, this set is presented chronologically. It is a compilation of the original CDs, each of which presented a selection of songs by one or more singers. Unlike the Schubert set, where most discs featured only a single singer, with the exception of those songs written for multiple singers, the Schumann set has several discs featuring two, three or four singers. The songs here are on ten CDs, all chock-full of music; there are 318 songs (including a few by Clara Schumann) in just over twelve-and-a-half hours. This set contains 41 fewer songs, and one CD less, than the original series. The part-songs are not included in this set; it would be more correctly called "The Complete Solo Songs and Duets". There's also a thick book featuring a 30-page chronology of Schumann's life, in English, French and German, and about 200 pages of the song texts in English and German.

I rip all my CDs to my computer with iTunes - I listen to music through one of two stereos using my computer as source - and it's always good to see that when ripping Hyperion discs, the information about the music is not only correct but is also detailed. Hyperion's Simon Perry is a stickler for ensuring that the metadata, or information about the music on his CDs available from on-line databases, is correct. So there's no need to type in track names, performers, or anything else with this set.

When I knew I was going to get this set for review, I listened to some of the Schubert set, which I bought several years ago when it was released as a "budget" box. Whether chronologically, by singer, or at random (I have an iTunes playlist to listen at random), that set is a joy to listen to. Naturally, there is one constant across that set, and across this one as well: Graham Johnson, the marvellous accompanist who is at the origin of both of these series. Not only did he suggest creating the Schubert series, first, then its follow-ups (in addition to the Schumann lieder, there is a new Brahms set underway, and a series of French songs as well), but he also chose the singers and their songs. Johnson deserves a huge amount of praise, not only for his back-office work on these series, but also for the quality of his accompaniment, and especially the consistency that he exhibits throughout the thirteen years it took to record this cycle (and the more years it took for the Schubert to see completion).

Johnson is also a consummate writer - and a verbose one - and if there's one regret in this set it is that his extensive notes don't make the transition to the budget box. The same was the case for the Schubert, and, for some time, there were suggestions that his voluminous commentaries on the Schubert lieder would be published in book form, but that idea seems to have hit a dead end. While Hyperion has put some of these notes on their web site in PDF format, on the pages for the individual discs, they've only done so for a few of them. Johnson's notes for volume one of the series - together with the song texts take up some 44 pages, and are very interesting to read. Let's hope that Hyperion can finally get the rest of these notes on the web site, especially for the Schubert series (hint, hint). I'd very much like to read them on my iPad as I listen to the music.

But while the notes are important, and are a work of their own, the music is what counts. We have here 18 excellent lieder singers exploring one of the monuments of the genre. Listening to such music chronologically means that, often, you bounce from one singer to another, which may be disturbing for some. The main song cycles - the Dichterliebe, the Opp. 24 and 39 Liederkreis, and the Frauenliebe und -leben - are each handled by individual singers, though, so there is more continuity in these groupings. While some listeners may not appreciate this approach, I find that it gives the music a bit more variety.

While you could easily regroup the music by singer, if you listen on a computer (or you could make playlists for each original disc, then listen to them), the chronological approach lets you appreciate Schumann's evolution as a composer. It also makes you notice the periods when Schumann didn't write any songs. Between late 1828 and 1840, for example, he composed no lieder; and between December 1841 and March 1849, he only composed eight songs. If interested, and if you have enough other Schumann recordings, you can hunt out what he was composing during these periods when songs took a back seat. But you can also realize that in 1840, his "Liederjahr", he composed some 140 solo songs, and 107 songs between 1849 and August 1850, after which he would only compose another 38 songs before his last song written in September 1853.

As for the music, if you're a fan of Schumann you'll know what you're getting: probably the finest set of lieder after that of Schubert. There are three well-known song cycles - Dichterliebe, the Op. 39 Liederkreis, and the Fauenliebe und -leben - as well as the many other songs that Schumann wrote. There is a fine selection of singers, with Mark Padmore, Ian Bostridge, Simon Keenlyside, Christopher Maltman and other men, and Kate Royal, Juliane Banse, Felicity Lott and Christine Schäfer (whose voice is one of my favorites here) on the female side. I found most of the singers to have wonderful voices, though there are a couple I don't warm to, such as Dorothea Röschmann, whose warbling vibrato I find disturbing.

What is most delightful in a set like this is to discover music with which you may be unfamiliar. If you're a fan of lieder, you'll have a number of Schumann recordings already. But even the most complete set I have - the Deutsche Grammophon box with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Peter Schreier and Julia Varady, recently included on DG's Schumann: The Masterworks box set - only contains 257 songs (and the box set of only Fischer-Dieskau's recordings, which had long been my main source of Schumann, has even less).

There are some works I could do without - the Lieder-Album Für Die Jugend, Op. 79, for example, and a handful of declamatory works that I won't listen to - but overall what stands out in this set is the number of fine songs that Schumann wrote.

The recording of this set is up to Hyperion's usual standards. Spanning a dozen years, from 1995 to 2007, these recordings are remarkably homogenous, though one does encounter the occasional track whose volume differs from its surroundings. Remember, the songs are presented here chronologically, so any single disc has songs recorded at many different times. But the warm, close miking, as in all of Graham Johnson's lieder recordings, is ideal, and the balance between voice and piano is always optimal.

What more can I say, other than, go out and buy this set, now! Priced at about the cost of five discs, this is an essential set for any lieder lover. The only negative point I can think of is that the original single CDs contain far more songs, and if you are interested in the part-songs, you'd probably want to buy the discs individually. Hyperion told me that the part songs - other than a handful - were not included in this set because they had not recorded all of them. But with more than 12 hours of fine songs, by excellent singers, with today's finest accompanist, this set belongs in your music library.

-- Kirk McElhearn, MusicWeb International

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Works on This Recording

1. Lieder Album für die Jugend, Op. 79 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
2. Gesänge (6), Op. 89 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone), Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
3. Liederkreis, Op. 24 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
4. Frühe Lieder (6), WoO 21: no 1, Sehnsucht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Germany 
Language: German 
5. Frühe Lieder (6), WoO 21: no 2, Die Weinende by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Germany 
Language: German 
6. Frühe Lieder (6), WoO 21: no 3, Erinnerung by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
7. Frühe Lieder (6), WoO 21: no 4, Kurzes Erwachen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
8. Frühe Lieder (6), WoO 21: no 5, Gesanges Erwachen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
9. Frühe Lieder (6), WoO 21: no 6, An Anna (i) by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
10. An Anna (ii) by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
11. Hirtenknabe by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
12. Im Herbste by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
13. Der Fischer by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
Language: German 
14. Die nächtliche Heerschau by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
15. Ein Gedanke by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
16. Der Reiter und der Bodensee by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
17. Schlusslied des Narren by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Jonathan Lemalu (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
18. Lieder und Gesänge i, Op. 27: no 2, Dem roten Röslein by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Jonathan Lemalu (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
19. Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 1, Der frohe Wandersmann by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jonathan Lemalu (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
20. Lieder und Gesänge i, Op. 27: no 5, Nur ein lächelnder Blick by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Jonathan Lemalu (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
21. Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 1, Trost im Gesang by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Jonathan Lemalu (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
22. Gesänge (3), Op. 31: no 3, Die rote Hanne by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Jonathan Lemalu (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
23. Patriotisches Lied "Der deutsche Rhein", WoO 1 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Jonathan Lemalu (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
24. Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 7, Singet nicht in Trauertöne by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
25. Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 3, Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 
26. Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 5, Heiss mich nicht reden by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: German 
27. Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 9, So lasst mich scheinen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: German 
28. Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 1, Kennst du das Land by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
29. Gedichte (7), Op. 90: no 1, Lied eines Schmiedes by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: German 
30. Gedichte (7), Op. 90: no 2, Meine Rose by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
31. Gedichte (7), Op. 90: no 3, Kommen und Scheiden by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 
32. Gedichte (7), Op. 90: no 4, Die Sennin by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
33. Gedichte (7), Op. 90: no 5, Einsamkeit by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
34. Gedichte (7), Op. 90: no 6, Der schwere Abend by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
35. Gedichte (7), Op. 90: no 7, Requiem by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
36. Romances and Ballades iv, Op. 64: no 2, Das verlassne Mägdelein by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
37. Gedichte (3), Op. 119: no 2, Warnung by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
38. Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 3, Mädchen-Schwermut by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: German 
39. Gesänge (3), Op. 83: no 2, Die Blume der Ergebung by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
40. Heitere Gesänge (5), Op. 125: no 1, Die Meerfee by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1851; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
41. Gesänge (6), Op. 107: no 1, Herzeleid by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851-1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
42. Gesänge (6), Op. 107: no 2, Die Fensterscheibe by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851-1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: German 
43. Gesänge (6), Op. 107: no 3, Der Gärtner by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851-1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: German 
44. Gesänge (6), Op. 107: no 4, Die Spinnerin by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851-1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: German 
45. Gesänge (6), Op. 107: no 5, Im Wald by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851-1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
46. Gesänge (6), Op. 107: no 6, Abendlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851-1852; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: German 
47. Lieder und Gesänge iv, Op. 96: no 3, Ihre Stimme by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: German 
48. Lieder und Gesänge iv, Op. 96: no 1, Nachtlied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
49. Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 1, Sängers Trost by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
50. Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 5, Aufträge by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1995 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
51. Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 2, Ballade des Harfners by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
52. Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 4, Wer nie sein Brot by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: German 
53. Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 6, Wer sich der Einsamkeit by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
54. Husarenlieder (4), Op. 117 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: German 
55. Gedichte (3), Op. 30 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 8 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 
56. Gedichte (12), Op. 35 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 33 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 
57. Lieder aus Wilhelm Meister, Op. 98a: no 8, An die Türen will ich schleichen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: German 
58. Gesänge (3), Op. 31: no 1, Die Löwenbraut by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
59. Romances and Ballades iii, Op. 53: no 2, Loreley by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
60. Lieder und Gesänge i, Op. 27: no 4, Jasminenstrauch by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
61. Lieder und Gesänge i, Op. 27: no 1, Sag an, o lieber Vogel by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: German 
62. Gesänge (3), Op. 31: no 2, Die Kartenlegerin by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: German 
63. Romances and Ballades iii, Op. 53: no 1, Blondels Lied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
64. Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
65. Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 3, Geisternähe by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
66. Romances and Ballades iv, Op. 64: no 1, Die Soldatenbraut by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: German 
67. Lieder und Gesänge iv, Op. 96: no 2, Schneeglöckchen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
68. Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 4, Stiller Vorwurf by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
69. Lieder und Gesänge iv, Op. 96: no 4, Gesungen! by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
70. Lieder und Gesänge iv, Op. 96: no 5, Himmel und Erde by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
71. Lieder (7), Op. 104 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
Length: 13 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: German 
72. Gedichte (5) der Königin Maria Stuart, Op. 135 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
73. Lieder und Gesänge ii, Op. 51: no 1, Sehnsucht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
74. Lieder und Gesänge ii, Op. 51: no 2, Volksliedchen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
75. Lieder und Gesänge ii, Op. 51: no 3, Ich wandre nicht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
76. Lieder und Gesänge ii, Op. 51: no 4, Auf dem Rhein by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Language: German 
77. Lieder und Gesänge ii, Op. 51: no 5, Liebeslied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Language: German 
78. Romances and Ballades i, Op. 45: no 1, Der Schatzgräber by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
79. Romances and Ballades i, Op. 45: no 2, Frühlingsfahrt by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
80. Romances and Ballades i, Op. 45: no 3, Abends am Strand by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
81. Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 1, Der Himmel hat ein Träne geweint by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
82. Lieder (3), Op. 12: no 1, Er ist gekommen by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
83. Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 3, O ihr Herren by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
84. Lieder (3), Op. 12: no 2, Liebst du um Schönheit by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
85. Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 5, Ich hab in mich gesogen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
86. Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 7, Schön ist das Fest des Lenzes by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
87. Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 8, Flügel! Flügel! um zu fliegen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
88. Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 9, Rose, Meer und Sonne by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
89. Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 10, O Sonn, o Meer, o Rose by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
90. Lieder (3), Op. 12: no 3, Warum willst du andre fragen? by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
91. Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 12, So wahr die Sonne scheinet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
92. Gedichte (3), Op. 119: no 1, Die Hütte by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
Language: German 
93. Heitere Gesänge (5), Op. 125: no 2, Husarenabzug by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Oliver Widmer (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1851; Germany 
Language: German 
94. Heitere Gesänge (5), Op. 125: no 5, Frühlingslust by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1851; Germany 
Language: German 
95. Heitere Gesänge (5), Op. 125: no 4, Frühlingslied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1851; Germany 
Language: German 
96. Heitere Gesänge (5), Op. 125: no 3, Jung Volkers Lied by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1851; Germany 
Language: German 
97. O weh des scheidens by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
Language: German 
98. Gedichte (12) aus "Liebesfrühling", Op. 37: no 6, Liebste, was kann denn uns scheiden? by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano), Oliver Widmer (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
99. Gedichte (3), Op. 119: no 3, Der Bräutigam und die Birke by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
Language: German 
100. Belsatzar, Op. 57 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
101. Romances and Ballades ii, Op. 49: no 2, Die feindlichen Brüde by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
102. Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 2, Lehn deine Wang by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
103. Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 2, Dein Angesicht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
104. Lieder und Gesänge (5), Op. 127: no 3, Es leuchtet meine Liebe by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
105. Gesänge (4), Op. 142: no 4, Mein Wagen rollet langsam by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
106. Romances and Ballades ii, Op. 49: no 1, Die beiden Grenadiere by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
107. Dichterliebe, Op. 48 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
108. Romances and Ballades iv, Op. 64: no 3, Tragödie by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Language: German 
109. Romances and Ballades iii, Op. 53: no 3, Der arme Peter by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
110. Lieder (5), Op. 40 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Language: German 
111. Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 74 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Adrian Thompson (Tenor), Stephan Loges (Bass),
Graham Johnson (Piano), Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
112. Spanische Liebeslieder (10), Op. 138 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stephan Loges (Baritone), Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Adrian Thompson (Tenor),
Stephen Hough (Piano), Graham Johnson (Piano), Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Language: German 
113. Myrthen, Op. 25 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/2001 
Length: 46 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
114. Vocal Duets (4), Op. 34 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/2001 
Length: 11 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
115. Vocal Duets (4), Op. 78 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/2001 
Length: 10 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
116. Liederkreis, Op. 39 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Kate Royal (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
117. Schön Hedwig, Op. 106 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Bantzer (Voice), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Vienna, Austria 
118. Balladen (2), Op. 122: no 1, Ballade vom Haideknaben by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Bantzer (Voice), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Germany 
119. Balladen (2), Op. 122: no 2, Die Flüchtlinge by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Christoph Bantzer (Voice), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Germany 
120. Gedichte (3), Op. 29 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Daniela Lehner (Mezzo Soprano), Lydia Teuscher (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
121. Duets (3), Op. 43 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
122. Lieder und Gesänge iii, Op. 77: no 2, Mein Garten by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
123. Romances and Ballades ii, Op. 49: no 3, Die Nonne by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Lydia Teuscher (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
124. Lieder und Gesänge i, Op. 27: no 3, Was soll ich sagen? by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stephan Loges (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
125. Sommerruh by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
Written: 1849 
126. Mädchenlieder, Op. 103 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Felicity Lott (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
127. Bei Schenkung eines Flügels, WoO 26 no 4 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stephan Loges (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano), Lydia Teuscher (Soprano),
Daniela Lehner (Mezzo Soprano), Adrian Ward (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
128. Gesänge (6), Op. 89 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone), Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
129. Gesänge (3), Op. 83: no 1, Resignation by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone), Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
130. Gesänge (3), Op. 83: no 3, Der Einsiedler by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone), Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
131. Gesänge (3), Op. 95: no 1, Die Tochter Jepthas by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Katherine Broderick (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
132. Gesänge (3), Op. 95: no 2, An den Mond by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Katherine Broderick (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
133. Gesänge (3), Op. 95: no 3, Dem Helden by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Katherine Broderick (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
134. Minnespiel, Op. 101 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Stella Doufexis (Mezzo Soprano), Geraldine McGreevy (Soprano),
Adrian Thompson (Tenor), Stephan Loges (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 

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