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Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber - Robert Schumann: Frage (2018)

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Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber - Robert Schumann: Frage (2018)

Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber - Robert Schumann: Frage (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 252 Mb | Total time: 72:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19075889192 | Recorded: 2017

"Frage" is the new album by sensational baritone Christian Gerhaher. This new album is the first of many highly anticipated projects to record all of Robert Schumann’s songs. This project will be the first time since the 1970s where a singer has devoted themselves to comprehensively perform and record Robert Schumann’s complete lieder output. Frage is produced by the Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Deutsches Liedzentrum Heidelberg. Also featured in the project are fellow singers: Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Sybilla Rubens, Camilla Tilling, Julia Kleiter and Martin Mitterutzner as well as pianist Gerold Huber. Christian Gerhaher is set to perform at the prestigious Wigmore Hall in London on January 16 2019. He has won many awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera and the Midem Special Prize.

Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Robert Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2019)

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Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Robert Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2019)

Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Robert Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 64:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: PHI | # LPH032 | Recorded: 2018

Philippe Herreweghe and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra explore the tormented world of Robert Schumann. Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 plunge us into the psychological tangles of the composer's mind, reflecting his relentless struggle with melancholy and depression. In these two seminal works, a slow and somber introduction unveils the main motifs that will unfold throughout, before culminating in an emphatic and optimistic finale. The director from Ghent (and former psychiatrist) pHilippe Herreweghe manages to grasp the full complexity of this cathartic process leading us from darkness into light. He delivers a lively and urgent interpretation of these romantic masterpieces, confirming his reputation as an unrivalled performer of the German repertoire.

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Schumann: The Four Symphonies (1985)

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Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Schumann: The Four Symphonies (1985)

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Schumann: The Four Symphonies (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 130:52 | 646 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416 126-2

This is the Schumann's Bicentennial year. There are many symphonic cycles to celebrate that, but very seldom we can find a truly great one along the whole of the 4 symphonies. Haitink's is one of these. Those are brilliant, solid and thrilling performances that show the mastery of maestro Haitink. Concertgebouw orchestra plays heavenly and sound by Philips is, one more time, a matter of admiration. Among cycles in modern and digital sound, this is one of the best choices.

Simon Keenlyside - Schumann: Dichterliebe / Brahms: Lieder (2009)

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Simon Keenlyside - Schumann: Dichterliebe / Brahms: Lieder (2009)

Simon Keenlyside - Schumann Dichterliebe Brahms Lieder (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 269 MB | 01:16:43
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Simon Keenlyside has the instrument, the technique, and the intelligence required of great lieder singers. His burnished baritone is large, but he can deploy it with tenderness, as well as power, and he has the flexibility to bring a broad array of colors to the songs' varied moods. This is especially impressive in Schumann's Dichterliebe, where the songs have an emotional arc with an implied narrative, and Keenlyside captures the mercurial shifts with passion and integrity. Even in a song as brief as "Ich grolle nicht," the subtlety of the lover's evolving feelings come across honestly and with precision.

Quatuor Ysaÿe - Robert Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41 (2003)

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Quatuor Ysaÿe - Robert Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41 (2003)

Quatuor Ysaÿe - Robert Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41 (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 79:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: æon | # AECD 0418 | Recorded: 2003

Although there have been several fine recordings of Schumann's String Quartets, Op. 41 – those of the Gabrieli and Lark Quartet immediately come to mind – and several superb classic recordings of the works – those of the Juilliard and the Drolc and of course the magisterial Budapest immediately come to mind – but hands down, far and away, and absolutely without question the best recording of Schumann's String Quartets, Op. 41, is this one by the Quatuor Ysaÿe.

Konstantin Krimmel, Doriana Tchakarova - Saga: Schumann, Loewe, Jensen, Schubert (2019)

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Konstantin Krimmel, Doriana Tchakarova - Saga: Schumann, Loewe, Jensen, Schubert (2019)

Konstantin Krimmel, Doriana Tchakarova - Saga: Schumann, Loewe, Jensen, Schubert (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 220 Mb | Total time: 62:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA549 | Recorded: 2019

The young German baritone Konstantin Krimmel won the prestigious Preis des Deutschen Musikwettbewerbs in 2019, in addition to the Helmut Deutsch Prize. He joins Alpha for a number of recordings, starting with this programme of lieder conceived with his longstanding partner, the pianist Doriana Tchakarova. This lover of words, a particularly expressive performer in concert, wanted to tell a story for his first album: he chose to record a selection of ballads, because they are genuine operas in just a few minutes… mini-sagas that permit great interpretative freedom. Among the great poets present here are Schiller, Goethe and Heinrich Heine.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 8 [5CDs] (2016)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 8 [5CDs] (2016)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Complete Sony Recordings, Part 8 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,25 Gb | Total time: 05:04:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875173752 | Recorded: 1991-2015

Nikolaus Harnoncourt The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt s complete recordings from 2002-2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Wiener Philharmonike, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks. The Sony Classical edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Haydn's Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart's opera Zaide, Haydn's Orlando paladino and Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák's Stabat Mater.

Angela Hewitt - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen; Davidsbundlertanze; Sonata No.2 in G minor (2010)

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Angela Hewitt - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen; Davidsbundlertanze; Sonata No.2 in G minor (2010)

Angela Hewitt - Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen;
Davidsbündlertänze; Sonata No.2 in G minor (2010)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67780 | Time: 01:15:30

Angela Hewitt has earned a richly deserved reputation for her interpretations of Bach and the Baroque, and something of that characteristic clarity illuminates her Schumann performances. Her first disc of this repertoire was praised for its ‘seemingly effortless but always adventurous interpretations … her poise and amplitude lending it an unearthly beauty’ and this second volume, containing some of the composer’s most bewitchingly beautiful music, should be no less lauded.

Sviatoslav Richter & VA - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Sviatoslav Richter & VA - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Anatoly Kamyshev, clarinet; Oleg Kagan, violin;
Natalia Gutman, cello; Yuri Bashmet, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 616 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:29:03
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02204

Firma Melodiya continues the series of compact discs dedicated to December Evenings Festival that takes place at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. This album, like the previous one, is dedicated to the 1985 festival World of Romanticism and includes recordings featuring Sviatoslav Richter. The atmosphere of December Evenings, an event initiated by the great pianist, differed from usual philharmonic concerts. The spirit of music as an inseparable part of "fusion of arts" the romanticists dreamt of was invisibly felt in each number; a sensitive listener can catch it in these, perhaps technically imperfect, concert recordings from thirty years ago. The works by Schubert, Schumann and Chopin were performed by Sviatoslav Richter in ensemble with his outstanding contemporaries, violinist and David Oistrakh's student Oleg Kogan who passed away prematurely, violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Natalia Gutman and clarinettist Anatoly Kamyshov.

Maurizio Pollini - Schumann Complete Recordings [4CDs] (2012)

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Maurizio Pollini - Schumann Complete Recordings [4CDs] (2012)

Maurizio Pollini - Schumann Complete Recordings (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 763 Mb | Total time: 03:53:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 0908 | Recorded: 1973, 1983, 1990, 2000, 2001

To this day, Maurizio Pollini, who won 1st place at the prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1960, remains one of the most extraordinary pianists of our century. With this release, Deutsche Grammophon continues the series of collections dedicated to him.

Amsterdam Piano Duo - Schumann: Piano Works for Four Hands (2015)

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Amsterdam Piano Duo - Schumann: Piano Works for Four Hands (2015)

Amsterdam Piano Duo - Schumann: Piano Works for Four Hands (2015)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 215 MB | 01:05:55
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Robert Schumann knew his way around the piano like hardly any other composer. During his constant quest for new sound, it must have been a real experience for him and his wife Clara when a pedal – as on an organ – was added to their grand piano. The Amsterdam Piano Duo has set out to relive this revelation on this recording of the Studien für den Pedalflügel on an Erard grand piano from 1837 in a version for piano four hands by Georges Bizet.

Eroica Quartet - Robert Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41 (2000)

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Eroica Quartet - Robert Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41 (2000)

Eroica Quartet - Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 363 Mb | Total time: 78:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907270 | Recorded: 1999

Schumann’s String Quartets have been waiting for a talented young group to bring a fresh voice to the few familiar ones already in the catalog. The Eroica Quartet isn’t exactly young anymore (the group started in 1993), but it certainly brings a new perspective to these works. The Melos on DG (in a two-disc box with the Brahms Quartets) and the Quartetto Itialiano on Philips have been the benchmarks for years, but this recording definitely can be placed alongside them. The players of Eroica are period performance enthusiasts, and their clear, vibrant sound certainly revitalizes the music–which represents a burst of creative energy from Schumann. He wrote these pieces within weeks of his beloved Clara’s return from a long tour, and his joy (and the mental stability she provided him) is evident throughout.

Maria Sournatcheva, leksandr Shaikin - Widmung: Works by Robert & Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms (2019)

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Maria Sournatcheva, leksandr Shaikin - Widmung: Works by Robert & Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms (2019)

Maria Sournatcheva, leksandr Shaikin - Widmung: Works by Robert & Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 200 MB | 53:47
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Recital

A lot has been written about the multifaceted relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Maria Sournatcheva opens another audio chapter in this story. Together with the pianist Aleksandr Shaikin, this principal oboist from Winterthur explores the musical interrelations waiting for discovery in the chamber music of the three and very particularly in some of their songs. In the process she brings to light so many a veritable surprise. The critics showered superlatives on Maria Sournatcheva in their reviews of her debut SACD featuring oboe concertos by Russian composers, which even brought her an ECHO Klassik award.

Miriam Alexandra, Peter Gijsbertsen, Jozef De Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Complete Songs (2019)

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Miriam Alexandra, Peter Gijsbertsen, Jozef De Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Complete Songs (2019)

Miriam Alexandra, Peter Gijsbertsen, Jozef De Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Complete Songs (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 248 MB | 01:10:18
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Despite the new attention given to the music of Clara Schumann, and the fact that her husband not only encouraged but actually goaded her as a song composer, Clara Schumann's lieder remain underrepresented on recordings. This release from the German audiophile label MDG, featuring one female and one male singer, is one of the few complete sets of her songs available, and perhaps the only one where each song is sung in its original key. The complete cycle is a recommended way to hear her songs, for they come from various parts of her career and offer insights into her creative development, both as tied to Robert Schumann and as separate from him.

Jozef de Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Piano Transcriptions (2019)

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Jozef de Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Piano Transcriptions (2019)

Jozef de Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann Piano Transcriptions (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 229 MB | 01:13:08
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Jozef de Beenhouwer offers Clara Schumann and listening audiences a special gift on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of her birth: an album including numerous recording premieres from this famous pianists extensive transcription oeuvre. He not only honors her compositional talent but also spotlights works with which she very deliberately and intensively occupied herself and in the process very attractively nuances our picture of the musical Schumann family. The focus is formed by selected songs by Robert Schumann.