Hello dear music lover,
I am very proud to present you my newest album "Liebesfrühling" which I recorded together with Peter Gijsbertsen (tenor) and Jozef De Beenhouwer (piano).
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did recording it. You can buy this album here.
Love for music,
The heart of this album is Liebesfrühling, a sizeable series of love poems by Friedrich Rückert. When Clara had offered Robert her first three songs, set to poems by Heinrich Heine, as a Christmas present, Robert conceived the plan to compose a volume of songs together with Clara. But the plan was changed in January, 1841. He himself composed six songs and three duets on Rückert texts, and Clara took his example and surprised him on his birthday in June with four songs. Their shared opus was published in the same year as Zwölf Gedichte aus Fr. Rückert's Liebesfrühling für Gesang und Pianoforte von Robert und Clara Schumann. In addition, this album features duets and songs by Robert Schumann and Clara Schumann's superb Sechs Lieder, Op. 13.
This disc has been selected for the NEW ARTS INTERNATIONAL 'BEST OF 1st QUARTER CLASSICAL RELEASES 2017'.
France Musique choose "Liebesfrühling" for its Schumann emission.