Notes & Reviews:
Schumann's songs are among the greatest musical achievements of the nineteenth century, and this is the perfect release with which to mark the composer's 200th birthday. This marvelous collection comprises Schumann's complete songs, presented for the first time in their chronological sequence of composition, with complete song texts and a chronology of Schumann's life and songs by Graham Johnson. Johnson is, of course, also the curator and unifying musical force of this series, accompanying his hand-picked selection of singers - some of the greatest lieder performers of today, and indeed of tomorrow - with utter sensitivity.
"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... with more than 12 hours of fine songs, by excellent singers, with today's finest accompanist, this set belongs in your music library." -MusicWeb-International
'The best Schumann reissue so far is Hyperion's box of complete songs ... This is a landmark issue no serious collector should be without' (Mail on Sunday)
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