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Schumann: Spanisches Liederspiel

By Anna Palimina

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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.

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