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Brahms Beloved: Symphonies nos 2 & 4; Clara Schumann: Songs / Nicole Cabell, Indra Thomas

Audio Samples

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
>Schumann, Clara W. : Am Strande ("Traurig schau ich von der Klippe"), for voice & piano
>Schumann, Clara W. : Ihr Bildnis ("Ich stand in dunklen Traumen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/1
>Schumann, Clara W. : Der Abendstern ("Bist du denn wirklich so fern"), for voice & piano
>Schumann, Clara W. : Die stille Lotosblume, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/6
>Schumann, Clara W. : Er ist Gekommen in Sturm und Regen, song for voice & piano, Op. 12/2
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
>Schumann, Clara W. : Liebst du um Schonheit, song for voice & piano, Op. 12/4
>Schumann, Clara W. : Liebeszauber ("Die Liebe saá als Nachtigall"), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/3
>Schumann, Clara W. : Der Mond kommt still gegangen, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/4
>Schumann, Clara W. : Auf einem grunen Hugel, song for voice & piano (Lieder aus Jucunde), Op. 23/4
>Schumann, Clara W. : O Lust, O Lust, song for voice & piano (Lieder aus Jucunde), Op. 23/6

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
>Schumann, Clara W. : Am Strande ("Traurig schau ich von der Klippe"), for voice & piano
>Schumann, Clara W. : Ihr Bildnis ("Ich stand in dunklen Traumen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/1
>Schumann, Clara W. : Der Abendstern ("Bist du denn wirklich so fern"), for voice & piano
>Schumann, Clara W. : Die stille Lotosblume, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/6
>Schumann, Clara W. : Er ist Gekommen in Sturm und Regen, song for voice & piano, Op. 12/2
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
>Schumann, Clara W. : Liebst du um Schonheit, song for voice & piano, Op. 12/4
>Schumann, Clara W. : Liebeszauber ("Die Liebe saá als Nachtigall"), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/3
>Schumann, Clara W. : Der Mond kommt still gegangen, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/4
>Schumann, Clara W. : Auf einem grunen Hugel, song for voice & piano (Lieder aus Jucunde), Op. 23/4
>Schumann, Clara W. : O Lust, O Lust, song for voice & piano (Lieder aus Jucunde), Op. 23/6
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

John Axelrod has recorded unique Brahms symphonies + Clara Schumann Lieder cycle, exploring the symphonies as four sides of the woman with whom Brahms was obsessed. In a fascinating new concept, John Axelrod (2012 ICMA Award winner and winner of the ResMusica "Best Classical CD of 2012") is to spearhead a exploration of the relationship between Brahms and the woman he loved, Clara Schumann, as depicted in their music. "If you listen to the Brahms symphonies," says Axelrod, "each of them seems to inhabit a completely different, though connected, character. Then, if you listen to the songs of Clara Schumann, they also fall clearly into a very similar four moods. I believe that Clara's own personality is in those songs, and so if that is true, it is also possible to think of the four Brahms symphonies as portraits of Clara - four different aspects of her."

To explore this idea, this double CD will - for the first time - pair a Brahms symphony with its 'matching' set of Clara's Lieder. And to illustrate it further, there will be four different world-class singers as Clara, each a different voice-type - a fitting project to start in 2013, the 180th anniversary year of Brahms's birth. This CD of Symphonies 2 & 4 will feature renowned sopranos Nicole Cabell and Indra Thomas singing the songs of Clara Schumann. As an American conductor, Axelrod believes strongly too in the universality of Brahms, so has chosen non-Germanic forces. In the symphonies he will conduct the Italian, Grammy Award-winning Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. The producer for the recording is multiple Grammy Award winner Michael Fine, and fellow Grammy-winner Wolf Dieter Karwatky is engineer.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
The close, loving relationship between Brahms and Clara Schumann, lasting several decades, has been well documented. Telarc's sound leans in the same direction: gorgeous. The themes are very nice and the technique is sound. In any case both sopranos are very good, fairly full of voice.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditorium di Milano, Italy (05/01/2013-05/05/2013); Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013); Auditorium di Milano, Italy (2013-03-12_2013-03-17&2013-); Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (2013-03-12_2013-03-17&2013-).



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
  • Conductor: John Axelrod
  • Ensemble: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Italy (06/15/2013-06/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 42 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1884-1885
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Clara W. : Am Strande ("Traurig schau ich von der Klippe"), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Indra Thomas (Soprano); John Axelrod (Piano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1840

>Schumann, Clara W. : Ihr Bildnis ("Ich stand in dunklen Traumen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/1
  • Performers: Indra Thomas (Soprano); John Axelrod (Piano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1840

>Schumann, Clara W. : Der Abendstern ("Bist du denn wirklich so fern"), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Indra Thomas (Soprano); John Axelrod (Piano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1830-33

>Schumann, Clara W. : Die stille Lotosblume, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/6
  • Performers: Indra Thomas (Soprano); John Axelrod (Piano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1842

>Schumann, Clara W. : Er ist Gekommen in Sturm und Regen, song for voice & piano, Op. 12/2
  • Performers: Indra Thomas (Soprano); John Axelrod (Piano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 06/08/1841

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73
  • Conductor: John Axelrod
  • Notes: Auditorium di Milano, Italy (03/12/2013-03/17/2013)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1877
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Clara W. : Liebst du um Schönheit, song for voice & piano, Op. 12/4
  • Performers: John Axelrod (Piano); Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 06/08/1841

>Schumann, Clara W. : Liebeszauber ("Die Liebe saá als Nachtigall"), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/3
  • Performers: John Axelrod (Piano); Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 06/08/1842

>Schumann, Clara W. : Der Mond kommt still gegangen, song for voice & piano, Op. 13/4
  • Performers: John Axelrod (Piano); Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1842

>Schumann, Clara W. : Auf einem grünen Hügel, song for voice & piano (Lieder aus Jucunde), Op. 23/4
  • Performers: John Axelrod (Piano); Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 06/16/1853

>Schumann, Clara W. : O Lust, O Lust, song for voice & piano (Lieder aus Jucunde), Op. 23/6
  • Performers: John Axelrod (Piano); Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
  • Notes: Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany (05/01/2013-05/05/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 06/19/1853