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Duet - for voices by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Cornelius / Lucy Crowe, soprano; Willaim Berger, baritone; Iain Burnside, piano

Audio Samples

  1. 5 Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 127: No. 2, Dein Angesicht $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Duette für Sopran und Bass, Op. 16: No. 1, Heimatgedenken $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Duette für Sopran und Bass, Op. 16: No. 2, Brennende Liebe $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Duette für Sopran und Bass, Op. 16: No. 3, Komm herbei, Tod! $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Duette für Sopran und Bass, Op. 16: No. 4, Scheiden $0.99 on iTunes
  6. 6 Duette, Op. 63: No. 2, Abschiedslied der Zugvögel, MWV J 9 $0.99 on iTunes
  7. 6 Duette, Op. 63: No. 3, Gruß, MWV J 8 $0.99 on iTunes
  8. 6 Duette, Op. 63: No. 4, Herbstlied, MWV J 11 $0.99 on iTunes
  9. 6 Duette, Op. 63: No. 5, Volkslied, MWV J 10 $0.99 on iTunes
  10. 6 Duette, Op. 63: No. 6, Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein, MWV J 7 $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Frühling im Sommer $0.99 on iTunes
  12. 3 Zweistimmige Lieder, Op. 6: No. 1, Liebesprobe $0.99 on iTunes
  13. 3 Zweistimmige Lieder, Op. 6: No. 2, Der beste Liebesbrief $0.99 on iTunes
  14. 3 Zweistimmige Lieder, Op. 6: No. 3, Ein Wort der Liebe $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Zu den Bergen hebt sich ein Augenpaar $0.99 on iTunes
  16. 6 Songs, Op. 86: No. 6, Altdeutsches Frühlingslied, MWV K. 127 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. 4 Duette, Op. 34: No. 4, Familien-Gemälde $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Lieder-Album für die Jugend, Op. 79: No. 16, Das Glück $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Minnespiel, Op. 101: No. 3, Ich bin dein Baum, o Gärtner $0.99 on iTunes
  20. 3 Lieder, Op. 77: No. 1, Sonntagsmorgen, MWV J 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. 3 Lieder, Op. 77: No. 2, Das Ährenfeld, MWV J 12 $0.99 on iTunes
  22. 3 Lieder, Op. 77: No. 3, Lied aus Ruy Blas, MWV J 6 $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Lieder und Gesänge, Book 3, Op. 77: No. 5, Aufträge $0.99 on iTunes
  24. 4 Duette, Op. 78: No. 4, Wiegenlied $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Dein Angesicht ("Dein Angesicht, so lieb und schön"), song for voice & piano, Op. 127/2
>Cornelius, Peter : Duets (4) for Soprano and Bass, Op. 16
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Duets (6), Op. 63
>Cornelius, Peter : Frühling im Sommer, for voice & piano
>Cornelius, Peter : Zweistimmige Lieder (3) for soprano, baritone & piano, Op 6
>Cornelius, Peter : Zu Den Bergen Hebet Sich ein Augenpaar for soprano, baritone & piano
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Altdeutsches Frühlingslied ("Der trübe Winter ist vorbei"), song for voice & piano, Op. 86/6
>Schumann, Robert : Familien-Gemälde ("Grossvater und Grossmutter"), duet for soprano, tenor & piano, Op. 34/4
>Schumann, Robert : Das Glück (" Vöglein vom Zweig"), song for voice & piano (Lieder-Album für die Jugend), Op. 79/15
>Schumann, Robert : Ich bin dein Baum, o Gärtner, duet for alto, baritone & piano (Minnespiel), Op. 101/3
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (3) for 2 voices & piano, Op. 77
>Schumann, Robert : Aufträge ("Nicht so schnelle, nicht so schnelle!"), song for voice & piano, Op. 77/5
>Schumann, Robert : Wiegenlied ("Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf"), duet for soprano, tenor & piano, Op. 78/4
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Notes & Reviews:

Duet singing reached its zenith in the Victorian age, and has since fallen out of fashion. Did artists become concerned with grander solo projects? Did audiences think duets too lowbrow? William Berger follows up his acclaimed Delphian debut recital with Iain Burnside, in a programme of duets with the delectably voiced Lucy Crowe that resoundingly demonstrates just how musically rich the genre can be. Published sets and individual songs by Mendelssohn, Schumann and the slightly younger Peter Cornelius span the middle decades of nineteenth-century Germany, and also represent the literary life of the country in that period. Nestled at the end of the disc, ravishingly beautiful and sad, is Schumann's memorial to his deceased young son.

BBC Music Magazine, March 2016
Lucy Crowe and William Berger are vocal soul mates... this CD is a small miracle to be cherished.

CD Review, February 2016
A delicious confection of songs and duets... reminding us of a golden age of domestic music-making. It's a gentle joy from start to finish.

Sunday Times, February 2016
Crowe and Berger make for characterful, pleasing-sounding and intelligent duettists in these suave, elegant and sometimes deeply touching pieces.

Gramophone Magazine, March 2016
The prime pleasure of the disc overall is Crowe's silvery beauty of tone... in the right relaxed mood, Delphian's bouquet of duets could be just what is required.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
The singers are both excellent. Berger has a warm tone and Crowe's voice is both rich and full. The solos - Berger's performance of Schumann's 'Dein Angesicht' and Crowe's 'Frhling im Sommer' - are lovely. The voices are wonderful together, too, and Burnside is (as usual) another terrific voice of sorts in his warm, supportive playing. Notes, texts, and translations.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015).



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Dein Angesicht ("Dein Angesicht, so lieb und schön"), song for voice & piano, Op. 127/2
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Cornelius, Peter : Duets (4) for Soprano and Bass, Op. 16
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Duets (6), Op. 63
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Cornelius, Peter : Frühling im Sommer, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Cornelius, Peter : Zweistimmige Lieder (3) for soprano, baritone & piano, Op 6
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Cornelius, Peter : Zu Den Bergen Hebet Sich ein Augenpaar for soprano, baritone & piano
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Altdeutsches Frühlingslied ("Der trübe Winter ist vorbei"), song for voice & piano, Op. 86/6
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/07/1847

>Schumann, Robert : Familien-Gemälde ("Grossvater und Grossmutter"), duet for soprano, tenor & piano, Op. 34/4
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Das Glück (" Vöglein vom Zweig"), song for voice & piano (Lieder-Album für die Jugend), Op. 79/15
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Schumann, Robert : Ich bin dein Baum, o Gärtner, duet for alto, baritone & piano (Minnespiel), Op. 101/3
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs (3) for 2 voices & piano, Op. 77
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Schumann, Robert : Aufträge ("Nicht so schnelle, nicht so schnelle!"), song for voice & piano, Op. 77/5
  • Performers: Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850

>Schumann, Robert : Wiegenlied ("Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf"), duet for soprano, tenor & piano, Op. 78/4
  • Performers: William Berger; Iain Burnside (Piano); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Notes: St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, East Lothian (03/24/2015-03/26/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849