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Schumann: Song Cycles

Schumann: Song Cycles

Schumann: Song Cycles
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Classical
Code
CKD 474
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
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    James Gilchrist's latest recording for Linn encompasses three of the greatest examples of the song cycle genre, plus a free bonus track, Meine Rose (track 38). 

    Moving away from English song into the core Germanic Lieder repertoire, James's expressive tenor voice is ideally suited to showcase the emotional nuances of Schumann's vocal writing. Liederkreis shows Schumann at his most lyrical and deeply romantic; incredibly Op. 24 was his first published vocal composition. Dichterliebe, Schumann's best-known song cycle, is regarded as one of the finest in the German language, notable for its perfect pairing of Heinrich Heine's poetry with Schumann's music.