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Track(s) taken from CDA67123

Ich lieb' eine Blume, Op 7 No 1

composer
1877
author of text

Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)
Recording details: January 1999
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 1 minutes 21 seconds
 
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Ich lieb' eine Blume Op 7 No 1  [1'21]

Reviews

'Sung with exceptional sensitivity and intelligence…a pleasure to listen to.' (Gramophone)

'No praise can be too high for Stephen Varcoe … his warm, natural baritone, finely judged legato and sensitivity to words are a joy throughout.' (International Record Review)

'A beautiful release' (American Record Guide)

'Warmly recommended' (Classic CD)
A sense of personal despair is in Ich lieb’ eine Blume, truly Schumannesque in its rhythmic élan and passionate spirit (especially in the final cry of anguish ‘so bang’ und wehe, so weh und bang!’).

from notes by Jeremy Dibble 2000