Schumann - Frage | Sony 19075889192

Schumann - Frage


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Label: Sony

Cat No: 19075889192

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 16th November 2018

Gramophone Editor's Choice Gramophone Award Winner



“Frage” is the new album by sensational baritone singer Christian Gerhaher. This new album is the first of many highly anticipated projects to record all of Robert Schumann’s songs. This project will be the first time since the 1970s where a singer has devoted themselves to comprehensively perform and record Robert Schumann’s complete lieder output. Frage is produced by the Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Deutsches Liedzentrum Heidelberg. Also featured in the project are fellow singers: Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Sybilla Rubens, Camilla Tilling, Julia Kleiter and Martin Mitterutzner as well as pianist Gerold Huber. Christian Gerhaher has won many awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera and the Midem Special Prize.


At heart, Gerhaher is a compelling storyteller who can be as languid and supple as the willows that drrop over Op. 107's Herzeleid, or playfully quixotic (step forward 'Der Gärtner' from the same set). ... this emerging project from Sony, Gerhaher and Huber shows every sign of providing the stiffest competition.  Paul Riley (Recording of the Month)
BBC Music Magazine March 2019
At the heart of the programme, though, is one of Schumann’s great recognised cycles, the Kerner-Lieder of Op 35, which Gerhaher presents as an exploration of loss and remembrance of a former happy life. As such, the outdoorsy numbers come across in almost abstract terms – attempts to recapture recalled feelings and urges – while his ‘Stille Tränen’, superbly sung, is characterised by something like quiet but futile defiance. ... With excellent sound from Sony, this is an album to treasure and to savour – and to listen to again and again.  Hugo Shirley (Recording of the Month)
Gramophone February 2019

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