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Schumann: Paradise and the Peri, oratorio / Magdalena Hajossyova, Marga Schiml, soprano; Leipzig Radio Choir and SO, Wolf-Dieter Hauschild

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>Schumann, Robert : Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 50
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Based on a fairy tale about the Peri of Persian Mythology, Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri is an innovative form of dramatic cantata for solo voice, choir, and orchestra. The piece is an oratorio in three parts, with text by Emil Flechsig and Schumann based on the story by Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh. This recording is from 1981. It features the Leipzig Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester conducted by Wolf-Dieter Hauschild, along with some of the greatest soloists including Magdalena Hajossyova and Marga Schiml.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany (11/1981/12/1981).



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>Schumann, Robert : Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Wolf-Dieter Hauschild
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 89 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1843