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Hyperion Records

CDS44441/50 - Schumann: The Complete Songs
Lithograph of Robert Schumann in 1847 by Eduard Kaiser (1820-1895)
Robert-Schumann-Haus Zwickau

Recording details: Various dates
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: September 2010
Total duration: 734 minutes 44 seconds

'The best Schumann reissue so far is Hyperion's box of complete songs … this is a landmark issue no serious collector should be without' (The Mail on Sunday)

The Complete Songs
Graham Johnson (piano) 10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
Zwickau & Leipzig (1827, 1828 & 1840)
Leipzig (February–May 1840)
Leipzig (May–July 1840)
Leipzig (July–October 1840)
Leipzig (October–December 1840)
Leipzig & Dresden (January 1841–March 1849)
Dresden & Kreischa (April–May 1849)
Kreischa & Dresden (June–December 1849)
Dresden (December 1849–August 1850)
Düsseldorf (January 1851–September 1853)

Schumann’s songs are among the greatest musical achievements of the nineteeth century, and this is the perfect release with which to mark the composer’s 200th birthday.

This marvellous collection comprises Schumann’s complete songs, presented for the first time in their chronological sequence of composition, with complete song texts, and a chronology of Schumann’s life and songs by Graham Johnson.

Johnson is, of course, also the curator and unifying musical force of this series, accompanying his hand-picked selection of singers – some of the greatest lieder performers of today, and indeed of tomorrow – with utter sensitivity.

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