Schumann: The Complete Songs

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.

CDS44441/50  734 minutes 44 seconds (10 discs)
'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)