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Vier Doppelchörige Gesänge, Op 141

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Sterne, in des Himmels Ferne!

Choral music formed a not insignificant part of Schumann’s output, and he valued choral singing highly enough to have conducted a male-voice choir and instituted a mixed-voice one during the 1840s while he lived in Dresden. It was probably with the Dresden choir in mind that he composed the Vier doppelchörige Gesänge in 1849. These, his only works for double choir, were published soon after his death, grouped together as Op 141, though apparently the fourth of the set, Talismane, was conceived as a separate piece. In style, they have much in common with his solo songs, filled with a sense of ardour and Romantic imagination that marks them out as unmistakably Schumannesque.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2002


Cambridge Singers A Cappella
CSCD509Download only
Schumann: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4 - Oliver Widmer & Stella Doufexis
CDJ33104Archive Service


No 1: An die Sterne  Sterne, in des Himmels Ferne!
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Track 11 on CDJ33104 [5'31] Archive Service
Track 6 on CSCD509 [4'08] Download only
No 2: Ungewisses Licht  Bahnlos und pfadlos, Felsen hinan
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Track 7 on CSCD509 [2'04] Download only
No 3: Zuversicht  Nach oben mußt du blicken
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Track 8 on CSCD509 [2'46] Download only
No 4: Talismane  Gottes ist der Orient!
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Track 9 on CSCD509 [4'15] Download only

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