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The Songs Of Robert Schumann Vol 3 / Banse, Johnson


Release Date: 08/10/1999 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 33103   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Graham JohnsonJuliane Banse
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded September 22-24, 1997, and November 15, 1998.
Volume Three of Hyperion's Schumann Song Edition continues the pattern of previous releases with three complete opus numbers as well as a number of songs selected from different groupings, in this case 11 individual songs. Of the complete opus numbers only Op. 42, the well-known 'Frauenliebe und Leben,' constitutes a real song cycle. Here the work is presented with Chamisso's final poem, unset by Schumann, recited at the conclusion of the cycle proper. The other two sets, the Op. 135 Mary Stuart songs, setting texts purportedly by the doomed Scottish queen, and the Op. 107 tribute to the poet Elizabeth Kulmann, come from the other end of Schumann's song career. The Kulmann
Read more cycle is unique in having spoken introductions to each song which are recorded here.
The performances by Juliane Banse are predictably fine. She is a light voiced lyric soprano, bringing a wonderful youthfulness to Op. 42, which is usually taken by much more mature sounding voices. The rest of the songs are equally well done, and as always Graham Johnson's notes and accompaniments are magnificent. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
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 
2.
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 
3.
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 
4.
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 
5.
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 
6.
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 
Notes: This selection is followed by a reading by Juliane Banse of the poem "Traum der eignen Tage" by Adalbert von Chamisso, which Schumann omitted from his setting of the 'Frauenliebe und Leben.' 
7.
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 
8.
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 
9.
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 
10.
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 
11.
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 
12.
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 
13.
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 
Notes: This selection includes the texts written by Schumann to introduce each song of the cycle, read by Juliane Banse. 
14.
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 

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