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Sechs Gedichte und Requiem, Op 90
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1-5 August 1850

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Schumann: The Complete Songs
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No 1: Lied eines Schmiedes  Fein Rösslein, ich
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No 2: Meine Rose  Dem holden Lenzgeschmeide
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No 3: Kommen und Scheiden  So oft sie kam, erschien mir die Gestalt
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No 4: Die Sennin  Schöne Sennin, noch einmal
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No 5: Einsamkeit  Wild verwachs'ne dunkle Fichten
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No 6: Der schwere Abend  Die dunklen Wolken hingen
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No 7: Requiem  Ruh von schmerzensreichen Mühen
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Héloïse's lament for Peter Abelard
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Track 27 on CDJ33101 [3'55] Archive Service
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Sechs Gedichte und Requiem, Op 90  

Sechs Gedichte und Requiem, Op 90
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This cycle was the last work that Schumann composed in Dresden before his move to Düsseldorf. It has a strange history in that Schumann believed (mistakenly) that Lenau had died and added to the five settings of that poet a concluding ‘Requiem’ with an ‘old Catholic poem’. This gesture of mourning turned out to be prophetic: on the very day of the first performance in a gathering at the home of Schumann’s friend Bendemann (25 August 1850) news came that Lenau had in fact died. This turned out to be a mournful day in the Schumanns lives as their farewell to Dresden was darkened by a strangely disturbing coincidence. Schumann felt ‘as if I were tolling a passing-bell all unawares’. Clara Schumann noted in her diary: ‘The event, together with the songs put us all in melancholic mood …’ Because of Lenau's death Schumann was especially anxious to publish the songs as soon as possible. He wrote to the publisher Kistner: ‘One might decorate the title page with emblems of mourning such a black drape through which a star is visible … I should be pleased if you would help me to create a modest monument to the great but unfortunate poet. Knowing you, I am certain that you will find the appropriate design.’ In the event, Kistner complied with the composer’s wishes. Sams makes the point that Schumann might have especially identified with Lenau’s fate as a fellow-syphilitic.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1996

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Details for CDS44441/50 disc 9 track 27
No 3: Kommen und Scheiden
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ISRC
GB-AJY-97-10123
Duration
1'16
Recording date
13 September 1995
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 1 – Christine Schäfer (CDJ33101)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: June 1996
    Deletion date: June 2012
    Archive Service
  2. Schumann: The Complete Songs (CDS44441/50)
    Disc 9 Track 27
    Release date: September 2010
    10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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