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A Woman's Love and Life, Op. 42

Frauenliebe und Leben - Medium Voice and Piano

By Robert Schumann

Vocal Ensemble Medium Voice, Piano (Voice (m) and Piano)
Frauenliebe und Leben - Medium Voice and Piano. Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by Kazuko Ozawa. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: and 26. Classical. Softcover. 36 pages. G. Henle #HN547. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480547).

Item Number: HL.51480547

ISBN 9790201805474. 8.25x11.75 inches.

“Yet you, a man, have sensed in these songs a depth which hardly the most knowing female heart can feel!” Thus an admirer wrote to Robert Schumann concerning his song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben. Schumann's empathy with the highly romantic inflections of Adelbert von Chamisso's poetry may also have arisen from the circumstances that prompted this cycle, for it was written during one of the happiest periods of his life, just before his marriage to Clara Wieck. Ever since its initial publication Frauenliebe und Leben has been immensely popular with male and female singers alike. Now it appears for the first time in a Henle urtext edition equally well-suited for medium male or female voice (mezzo soprano or baritone).

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  • June 24, 2012 a fine edition

    I thought this authoritative edition in the original keys was well-priced. Notes are scholarly and interesting.

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    Kate Zeeck
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  • November 25, 2011 Frauenliebe und Leben Medium Voice

    I did not see the actual range of the edition I purchased in its online description, and when it arrived, I found it was a whole step higher than the recording of the piece that I have (by mezzo soprano Lorraine Hunt Liebersohn). In her range the piece fits my...

    voice like a glove, even though I am an alto. In the edition I purchased it is an uncomfortable stretch. It would have been helpful to know before purchase what was meant by Medium Voice.

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