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The Songs of Robert Schumann Vol 3 / Banse, Johnson

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Loreley ("Es flustern und rauschen die Wogen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 53/2
>Schumann, Robert : Jasminenstrauch ("Grun ist der Jasminenstrauch"), song for voice & piano, Op. 27/4
>Schumann, Robert : Sag' an, o lieber Vogel mein, song for voice & piano, Op. 27/1
>Schumann, Robert : Die Kartenlegerin ("Schlief die Mutter endlich ein"), song for voice & piano, Op. 31/2
>Schumann, Robert : Blondels Lied ("Spahend nach dem Eisengitter"), song for voice & piano, Op. 53/1
>Schumann, Robert : Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42
>Chamisso, Adelbert V. : Traum der eignen Tage, poem
>Schumann, Robert : Geisternahe ("Was weht um meine Schlafe"), song for voice & piano, Op. 77/3
>Schumann, Robert : Die Soldatenbraut ("Ach, wenn's nur"), song for voice & piano, Op. 64/1
>Schumann, Robert : Schneeglockchen ("Die Sonne sah die Erde an"), song for voice & piano, Op. 96/2
>Schumann, Robert : Stiller Vorwurf ("In einsamen Stunden drangt Wehmut sich auf"), song for voice & piano, Op. 77/4
>Schumann, Robert : Gesungen! ("Hort ihr im Laube des Regens"), song for voice & piano, Op. 96/4
>Schumann, Robert : Himmel und Erde ("Wie der Baume kuhne Wipfel"), song for voice & piano, Op. 96/5
>Schumann, Robert : Songs (7) for voice & piano (Kuhlmann), Op. 104
>Kulmann, Elisabeth : Nachschrift, poem
>Schumann, Robert : Gedichte der Konigin Maria Stuart (Mary Stuart Songs), for voice & piano, Op. 135
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Notes & Reviews:

'The care that has gone into the literary and musicological side of the project is perfectly matched by the musical results. Banse proves to be a wonderfully perceptive interpreter. In every respect this is a wonderful Lieder disc' (The Guardian)

'An unqualified success ... a glorious interpreter, warm-voiced and wholly in sympathy with the task in hand. The famous cycle Frauenliebe und Leben receives a peerless reading' (The Daily Telegraph)

'[Juliane Banse] is a born lieder interpreter. A must-buy for lieder lovers' (The Sunday Times)

'Banse's enchanting purity of line and ability to shape this music with the subtlest of tonal and dynamic inflections are a constant source of pleasure. Hyperion's standards of presentation are typically faultless' (Hi-Fi News)

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
This offering places Banse and Johnson among the most thoughtful and convincing of Schumann interpreters in the history of recording the composer's Lieder. From start to finish, in well-loved pieces and in others that will be new discoveries to many, the pair at once work in close concord and get to the heart of Schumann's very particular genius. The pair wholly dispel the oft-repeated view that Schumann's later songs are by and large failures: it's simply that the older man wrote differently from his younger, Romantically exuberant self. Thus the 1852 settings of Mary Stuart unerringly capture the soul of the troubled Queen's predicaments through the most concise means.

Not a florid or untoward gesture is allowed to destroy the mood of sustained concentration and intimate musings. Banse brings to the songs just the right sense of a person sharing her innermost thoughts with us, the mezzo-like warmth of her lower voice gainfully employed, Johnson's piano communing in consort with the voice.

Schumann showed himself equally in sympathy with the poems of Elisabeth Kulmann (Op 104), a susceptible girl who died at the age of 17, his writing here simple and apparently artless. The composer, amazingly, thinks himself into the thoughts of the imaginative, fanciful young poetess; so does his interpreter, Banse, here using a lighter, more palpitating tone.

The faultless recording completes one's pleasure in a very special issue.



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>Schumann, Robert : Loreley ("Es flüstern und rauschen die Wogen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 53/2
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Jasminenstrauch ("Grün ist der Jasminenstrauch"), song for voice & piano, Op. 27/4
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Sag' an, o lieber Vogel mein, song for voice & piano, Op. 27/1
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Die Kartenlegerin ("Schlief die Mutter endlich ein"), song for voice & piano, Op. 31/2
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Blondels Lied ("Spähend nach dem Eisengitter"), song for voice & piano, Op. 53/1
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 21 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Chamisso, Adelbert V. : Traum der eignen Tage, poem
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schumann, Robert : Geisternähe ("Was weht um meine Schläfe"), song for voice & piano, Op. 77/3
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850

>Schumann, Robert : Die Soldatenbraut ("Ach, wenn's nur"), song for voice & piano, Op. 64/1
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Schumann, Robert : Schneeglöckchen ("Die Sonne sah die Erde an"), song for voice & piano, Op. 96/2
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850

>Schumann, Robert : Stiller Vorwurf ("In einsamen Stunden drängt Wehmut sich auf"), song for voice & piano, Op. 77/4
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850

>Schumann, Robert : Gesungen! ("Hört ihr im Laube des Regens"), song for voice & piano, Op. 96/4
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 1 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850

>Schumann, Robert : Himmel und Erde ("Wie der Bäume kühne Wipfel"), song for voice & piano, Op. 96/5
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850

>Schumann, Robert : Songs (7) for voice & piano (Kuhlmann), Op. 104
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 12 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Kulmann, Elisabeth : Nachschrift, poem
  • Performer: Juliane Banse (Soprano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Period Time: Classical

>Schumann, Robert : Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart (Mary Stuart Songs), for voice & piano, Op. 135
  • Performers: Juliane Banse (Soprano); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 09/22/1997-09/24/1997
  • Running Time: 9 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852