Robert Schumann

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Schumann (Gerhaher Huber) Alle Lieder review - Schumann lovers will find it irresistible
Christian Gerhaher is front and centre of this impressive complete song project, to which he brings precision and attention to detail

Andrew Clements

23, Sep, 2021 @4:22 PM

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That way madness lies: why the obsession about diagnosing Robert Schumann?
The Romantic composer died in an asylum in 1856, since when musicians, doctors - and even the Nazis – have sought to name the illness that brought his early death. It tells us as much as about the story of modern psychiatry as it does about the man and his music.

Phil Hebblethwaite

17, Sep, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Roderick Williams and Andrew West: Birdsong review | classical album of the week
Baritone Williams brings his characteristic attention to text and tone to pieces usually sung by young women, including works by Schumann and Brahms

Erica Jeal

22, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Schumann: The Piano Trios; Piano Quintet; Piano Quartet review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Trio Wanderer capture Schumann’s playfulness in a group of works demanding contrast and balance

Andrew Clements

06, May, 2021 @5:00 PM

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From Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams: more musical voices who have changed our world
Over the past few months, our Know the Score series introduced 20 great composers. But what of the many we couldn’t write about? Martin Kettle suggests some other names whose music is well worth exploring

Martin Kettle

25, Nov, 2020 @1:36 PM

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Stille Liebe: Lieder by Robert Schumann review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Hasselhorn’s rich, dark baritone captures Schumann’s extraordinary extremes of light and darkness and Middleton is a discerning accompanist

Andrew Clements

17, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Allan Clayton / James Baillieu review – his voice soared through top notes gloriously
The repertoire choices might have felt safe, but tenor Clayton and pianist Baillieu showed that safe doesn’t have to mean comfortable

Erica Jeal

19, Jun, 2020 @4:54 PM

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Schumann: Myrthen review – warm and poetic songs for a wedding | Andrew Clements' classical album of the week
Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber and Camilla Tilling deliver bright and varied recordings of songs the composer wrote for his wife

Andrew Clements

24, Oct, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Zauberland review – after horrors, a feeling of 'so what' remains
Crimp, Foccroulle, Mitchell and Schumann combine their considerable forces to tell a shocking story, inspired by the Syrian conflict, that fails to have the impact it should

Andrew Clements

16, Oct, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Clara Schumann was the Beyoncé of her day | Isata Kanneh-Mason
I’ve spent the last year getting to know this neglected composer. I’ve visited her home, and now, on the 200th anniversary of her birth, I will be playing her music on her own piano

Isata Kanneh-Mason

12, Sep, 2019 @3:19 PM

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Romance: The Piano Music of Clara Schumann review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Two centuries after her birth, this tribute to Schumann is a muscular argument for her music, which is influenced more by Chopin than her husband Robert

Andrew Clements

11, Jul, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Schumann: The Symphonies review – bombast and revelation | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
The Staatskapelle’s sumptuous playing is hard to fault, but conductor Thielemann is too overblown at times

Andrew Clements

18, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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