Schumann: Choral Works (2006)
by Andrea Andonian (soprano), Brigitte Lindner (soprano), Bruno Pola (bass), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass), Doris Soffel (mezzo-soprano), Hans Sotin (bass), Helen Donath (soprano), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass), Julia Hamari (mezzo-soprano)
Schumann's solo piano music has had plenty of advocates, his solo vocal music has had lots of advocates, his orchestral music has had enough ... Show synopsis Schumann's solo piano music has had plenty of advocates, his solo vocal music has had lots of advocates, his orchestral music has had enough advocates, and even his infrequently played chamber music has had a sufficient number of advocates to keep it in the fringes of the standard repertoire. But Schumann's choral music -- forget about it! Schumann's choral music is so rarely recorded that even the composer's most dedicated fans will have never heard most of it. So, for Schumann fans, this two-disc set of his choral music will be a blessing.Unfortunately, it will be a mixed blessing. It won't be the fault of the choice of repertoire. With the monumentally devout Mass, the nobly mournful Requiem, the heartbreakingly sorrowful Requiem für Mignon, and the wonderfully romantic and mellifluously titled Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, all four of his most important choral works are represented. It won't be the fault of the choice of choir. With the strong, sensitive, and soulful Chor des Städtischen Musikvereins zu...
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