Robert Schumann: Songs of Love and Death
Simon Wallfisch (baritone)
Edward Rushton (piano)
Making their debut on Resonus with a ravishing programme of ‘Songs of Love and Death’ by Robert Schumann is the critically acclaimed duo of baritone Simon Wallfisch and pianist Edward Rushton.
Alongside what is perhaps Schumann’s best- known Wanderlieder song series, Dichterliebe, Op. 48, from 1840, this distinguished pairing have explored two further series from Schumann’s notoriously productive ‘Liederjahr’ of 1840 – his Op. 35 setting of twelve poems by Justinus Kerner, and the Fünf Lieder, Op. 40, containing four songs by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen.