World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Schumann: Spanisches Liederspiel

By Anna Palimina

Be the first! Write a Review

By Anna Palimina, Marion Eckstein, Matthias Hoffmann, Simon Bode, Stefan Irmer, and Ulrich Eisenlohr. By Robert Schumann. Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #8573944. Published by Naxos (NX.8573944).

Item Number: NX.8573944

In 1849, a year during which political upheavals still resonated across Europe, Schumann wrote three song cycles which combined solo songs, duets and quartets. He turned again to the works of a favorite poet, Friedrich Ruckert, for Minnespiel, with its underlying religious theme, of which three of the eight settings are heard on this recording- a charming Spring setting, a duet, and the final quartet. Both Spanish cycles imply dramatic narratives between a girl and a boy. In Spanisches Liederspiel the music in places evokes Spanish rhythms such as the bolero, while its sequel, Spanische Liebeslieder, advances the cycle concept by employing piano duet accompaniment.

About Listening CDs

Listening CDs are traditional music recordings. Listening CDs make a great educational supplement - hear exceptional professionals play the music you're learning! Or, just enjoy listening to the music you love.

Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.