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Frauenliebe und Leben op. 42

By Robert Schumann

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Voices, piano
Composed by Robert Schumann. Edited by Hansjorg Ewert. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Singing score. Opus 42. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA07854. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA07854).

Item Number: BA.BA07854

ISBN 9790006542970. 30 x 23 cm inches. Language: German, Text Language: German. Preface: Hansjorg Ewert.

Schumann's song cycle"Frauenliebe und Leben", on poems by Adelbert von Chamisso, deals with the trauma of a woman who loses the man who was her first love and the guiding light of her life. Schumann himself completed what is perhaps his most unified song cycle in blissful anticipation of his union with Clara Wieck.

This new edition presents the work on the basis of the first print, using Schumann's autograph for purposes of consultation. The alternative readings in the autograph vocal part also give singers valuable tips for a nuanced delivery of the words.

- Original edition for medium voice
- Comprehensive bilingual foreword (Ger/Eng) and Critical Commentary (Ger)
- The song texts are printed separately and include English translations taken from Richard Stokes' publication"The Book of Lieder"

I. Seit ich ihn gesehen
II. Er, der Herrlichste von allen
III. Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben
IV. Du Ring an meinem Finger
V. Helft mir, ihr Schwestern
VI. Susser Freund, du blickest
VII. An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
VIII. Nun hast du mir den ersten Schmerz getan

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