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Album für die Frau

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Catalogue numberBIS-2473 SACD
Release date2021-04-09
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time71:46

The songs written by Clara Schumann are marked with: *

For the first four years of their marriage, Robert and Clara Schumann kept a joint diary, a project which Robert described as ‘a record of our wishes and our hopes, and the means whereby we may convey to one another any requests we may have to make, for which words may not suffice...’ In the imaginative recital Album für die Frau, Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton combine songs by both composers into something similar – the depiction of a relationship seen through the eyes of both parties.

Using the eight songs from Robert’s song cycle Frauenliebe und –leben to poems by Adalbert von Chamisso as the framework, they add songs as well as some piano solos in order to create a fuller and more complex picture. The result seems to suggest that the experiences of our ‘Frau’ are richer than Chamisso and Robert Schumann imagined: while love, marriage and motherhood dominated much of Clara Schumann’s life, Robert’s death in 1856 signalled the start of a four-decade widowhood during which she resumed her stellar career as a pianist. As a team, Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton have released a number of acclaimed discs, including ‘Fleurs’, featuring flower-themed songs by composers from Purcell to Richard Strauss and Britten, ‘A Verlaine Songbook’, exploring settings of the poetry of Paul Verlaine, and ‘A Soprano’s Schubertiade’, a Schubert anthology.
 
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Extra material for download
 
01 Langsam und mit Ausdruck zu spielen (piano solo) 01:54 $ 0.46 USD
02 Liebst du um Schönheit* 02:07 $ 0.51 USD
03 Seit ich ihn gesehen (Frauenliebe und -leben No. 1) 02:27 $ 0.59 USD
04 O Lust, o Lust* 01:39 $ 0.40 USD
05 Volksliedchen 00:57 $ 0.23 USD
06 Liebeszauber* 02:04 $ 0.50 USD
07 Er, der Herrlichste von allen (Frauenliebe und -leben No. 2) 03:18 $ 0.79 USD
08 An einem lichten Morgen* 02:30 $ 0.60 USD
09 Warum willst du and’re fragen* 02:23 $ 0.57 USD
10 Liebeslied 02:16 $ 0.54 USD
11 Ich kann’s nicht fassen, nicht glauben (Frauenliebe und
-leben No. 3)
01:35 $ 0.38 USD
12 Verratene Liebe 00:49 $ 0.20 USD
13 Die stille Lotosblume* 02:40 $ 0.64 USD
14 Du Ring an meinem Finger (Frauenliebe und -leben No. 4) 02:31 $ 0.60 USD
15 Der Mond kommt still gegangen* 02:00 $ 0.48 USD
16 Lied der Braut I 02:18 $ 0.55 USD
17 Lied der Braut II 01:36 $ 0.38 USD
18 Glückes genug (piano solo) 01:03 $ 0.25 USD
19 Helft mir, ihr Schwestern (Frauenliebe und -leben No. 5) 02:00 $ 0.48 USD
20 Die Lotosblume 01:49 $ 0.44 USD
21 Lust der Sturmnacht 01:31 $ 0.36 USD
22 Süßer Freund, du blickest mich verwundert an (Frauenliebe
und -leben No. 6)
04:28 $ 1.07 USD
23 Hochländisches Wiegenlied 02:56 $ 0.70 USD
24 Der Sandmann 02:11 $ 0.52 USD
25 Kind im Einschlummern (piano solo) 01:50 $ 0.44 USD
26 An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust (Frauenliebe und -leben
No. 7)
01:18 $ 0.31 USD
27 Ritter vom Steckenpferd (piano solo) 00:48 $ 0.19 USD
28 Dein Angesicht so lieb und schön 02:38 $ 0.63 USD
29 Mädchen-Schwermut 03:05 $ 0.74 USD
30 Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan (Frauenliebe und
-leben No. 8)
04:18 $ 1.03 USD
31 Requiem 03:50 $ 0.92 USD
32 Winterzeit I (piano solo) 02:42 $ 0.65 USD
  Album total 71:46
SopranoSampson, Carolyn
PianoMiddleton, Joseph

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