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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDJ33109
Recording details: January 2004
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: November 2004
Total duration: 0 minutes 42 seconds

Liedchen von Marie und Papa, WoO26 No 3
First line:
Gern mach ich Dir heute
12 September 1852; for Clara's 33rd birthday on 13 September 1852
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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
In his household book for 12 September, Schumann notes: ‘The little birthday poem of the children and my music.’ This was performed the following day in honour of Clara Schumann’s thirty-third birthday. According to the song’s title, the poem was by Marie, the Schumanns’ eldest child. The two-part writing has the light touch of a master, the authentic Schumann – particularly in the second half of the tiny piece. This is a charming glimpse, however brief, into the domestic life of the Schumann family where there was always a reason to make music.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2004

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