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Songs Of Schumann

Reinild Mees, Jochen Kupfer

Robert Schumann

SKU: 13698

Year of release: 2000

Liederkreis Op. 24 21:30
1. Morgens steh' ich auf und frage Robert Schumann 01:16
2. Es treibt mich hin, es treibt mich her! Robert Schumann 01:17
3. Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen Robert Schumann 03:18
4. Lieb' Liebchen, leg's Händchen aufs Herze mein Robert Schumann 00:53
5. Schöne Wiege meineer Leiden Robert Schumann 03:58
6. Warte, warte wilder Schiffmann Robert Schumann 01:59
7. Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter Robert Schumann 03:38
8. Anfangs wollt ich fast verzagen Robert Schumann 00:53
9. Mit Myrten und Rosen Robert Schumann 04:13
12 Lieder Op. 35 33:40
10. Lust der Sturmnacht Robert Schumann 01:38
11. Stirb, Lieb' und Freud! Robert Schumann 05:50
12. Wanderlied Robert Schumann 02:59
13. Erstes Grün Robert Schumann 02:16
14. Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend Robert Schumann 02:24
15. Auf das Trinkglas eines verstorbenen Freundes Robert Schumann 04:15
16. Wanderung Robert Schumann 01:28
17. Stille Liebe Robert Schumann 03:16
18. Frage Robert Schumann 01:16
19. Stille Tränen Robert Schumann 03:24
20. Wer machte dich so krank? Robert Schumann 02:19
21. Alte Laute Robert Schumann 02:30
Total time: 55:10

About this album

Song literature, and particularly the romantic song literature, has been my delight and inspiration from a very early age, when I began my singing career as a boy soprano. Later on during my studies, when I worked on the song cycles of Robert Schumann, this fascination became stronger. His songs, with their longing, their deep and sincere emotions, their strong sense of nature, and their burning passion — the purest form of Romantic music– drew me irresistibly. For me, the art song, and particularly that of Schumann, is the musical form which allows the singer and his personality the greatest opportunities of expression. If, in the opera, we are confronted with a designated, concrete role, which we are intended to realize on stage with the help of costumes and makeup, the song is inherently a more intimate form, which puts more value on of the individuality and spontaneous ideas of the singer.

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(...) a Lieder singer of uncommon gifts. American Record Guide A highly gifted and intelligent singer (...) one of the most satisfying, finely executed discs of Schumann interpretation ever to come my way.


(...) Kupfers intelligente gestaltung gleitet niemals in Manierriertheit ab. (...) (...) die hollndische Pianistin Reinild Mees ermglicht durch ihr differenziertes spiel eine homogene Balance mit dem Interpreten.


(...) Kupfer instantly commands attention as a performer of assurance and individual expression (...) (...) He never loses sight of the forest for the trees; the general sense of a song is always well projected (...)

Haarlems Dagblad

(...) Reinild Mees leidt de bariton met zachte hand door de verschillende passies en emoties heen. (...) (...) Een kleinood.


(...) kernachtig van toon, arm aan vibrato, rijk aan aandrukking, en vooral dienstbaar aan het gezongene (...) Volkskrant (...) bijzonder fraaie, edele en vloeiend klinkende bariton. (...)

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSadie Audio system
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Analog To Digital ConverterPrism 24 bit / Genex Recorder
Recording DateAugust 1998
Recording LocationDoopsgezinde Kerk Deventer, The Netherlands
EditingJared Sacks
Recording Engineerjared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks, Reinild Mees