Thus speaks the poet...|
Thomas Franke - Baritone
Newena Popow - Piano
This CD presents two wonderful cycles by Robert Schumann: the Dichterliebe (Poet's Love) for voice and piano, and the Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) for piano solo.
16 songs with words by the poet Heinrich Heine belong to the composer's most deeply felt works. Resembling tiny jewels they evoke the caleidoscope of feelings of the poet in love, like the shimmering of light under the canopy of the woods.
12 scenes from childhood complete the circle with Der Dichter spricht (Thus speaks the poet). They are far more than "simple tunes", reaching the complexity of a deeply meditative layer of sound.
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