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Schumann: Liederkreis; Frauenliebe und Leben; Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder / Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Liederkreis, Op. 39
>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7)
>Schumann, Robert : Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42
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Notes & Reviews:

Two great artists renowned the world over, soprano Dorothea Röschmann and pianist Dame Mitsuko Uchida join forces to perform songs by Schumann (Liederkreis, Op 39 and Frauenliebe und Leben) and Alban Berg (Seven Early Songs). Recorded live at Wigmore Hall in London, this album presents a rare opportunity to hear Mitsuko Uchida as song partner, a role she adores.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2016
Dorothea Röschmann's voice is now, surely, one of the most beautiful in the lyric soprano range... it is shown almost to perfection in this gorgeous recital disc... the perfect Lieder recital.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
The pairing of Schumann and Berg does make sense. Both composers spent portions of their lives dedicated to songs, and both were avidly interested in literature and fascinated by numbers. Musically, the combination makes for a great program, here, Schumann's Liederkreis and Frauenliebe und - leben as bookends to Berg's Sieben Frühe Lieder. I'm glad to hear the latter again with piano.

Roschmann has a rich, dark voice that blooms in the Berg ('Die Nachtigal' is spectacular) and works nicely in the Schumann, too. The voice is beautiful. I only know Uchida as a soloist. The playing is excellent, as expected, and it was nice to hear her as a supportive partner in this program. Notes, texts, and translations.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wigmore Hall, London (05/02/2015/05/05/2015).



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Liederkreis, Op. 39
  • Performers: Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano); Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
  • Notes: Wigmore Hall, London (05/02/2015/05/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7)
  • Performers: Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano); Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
  • Notes: Wigmore Hall, London (05/02/2015/05/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1905-1908
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42
  • Performers: Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano); Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
  • Notes: Wigmore Hall, London (05/02/2015/05/05/2015)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840
  • Studio/Live: Live