Schumann - Genoveva | Brilliant Classics 95117BR

Schumann - Genoveva

Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 95117BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 18th May 2015

Contents

Artists

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Edda Moser (soprano)
Peter Schreier (tenor)
Gisela Schroter (mezzo-soprano)
Siegfried Vogel (bass)
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Conductor

Kurt Masur

Works

Schumann, Robert

Genoveva, op.81

Artists

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Edda Moser (soprano)
Peter Schreier (tenor)
Gisela Schroter (mezzo-soprano)
Siegfried Vogel (bass)
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Conductor

Kurt Masur

About

Schumann’s only opera, Genoveva, is set in medieval Germany - a world of sagas and myths. This is not the only resemblance to Wagner’s operas, as Schumann presents here some of his finest dramatic orchestral writing, clearly paving the way for Wagner’s Teutonic masterpieces.

A stellar cast graces this production from the archives of Berlin Classics, which is in fact the first recording of this forgotten masterwork: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edda Moser, Peter Schreier, and the tremendous Gewandhausorchester Leipzig conducted by Kurt Masur.

A valuable addition to the substantial and much praised Brilliant Classics Opera Collection.

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