Robert Schumann: Songs of Love and Death

Robert Schumann: Songs of Love and Death

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Total playing time [70;57]

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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.

Album Booklet (PDF)

'Wallfisch is at his best when he empties the vibrato from his voice, as in the softly gracious Stirb, Lieb’ und Freud! and Erstes Grün, two further songs from that incredible year. Rushton plays with faithful sensitivity.'

- The Observer

'Wallfisch is at his best when he empties the vibrato from his voice, as in the softly gracious Stirb, Lieb’ und Freud! and Erstes Grün, two further songs from that incredible year. Rushton plays with faithful sensitivity.'
The Observer

'[...] a powerful and probing inner poise'
BBC Music Magazine

Credits
© 2019 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2019 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10247
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791578
Cover image: Path through a dark forest at night by andreiuc88 (shutterstock.com)
Release date: 30 August 2019