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SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Schumann, Robert - Romances and Ballads

Song NameComposer
Romances and Ballads I op. 67Robert Schumann
Romances and Ballads II op. 75Robert Schumann
Romances and Ballads III op. 145Robert Schumann
Romances and Ballads IV op. 146Robert Schumann
Romances and Ballads op. 69Robert Schumann
Romances and Ballads op. 91Robert Schumann

Directed by Robert Huber

Robert Schumann's a cappella choral works have established themselves on the concert stage far less than those of Mendelssohn or Brahms. He himself, however, accorded them a much higher position among his works, writing that they were composed "with true passion," and that nothing of their kind existed. The 37 mixed voices of SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart show us exactly what he was talking about. Here we have "Romances and Ballads I, II, III and IV, five songs in each, and op. 69 and op. 91, six tunes in each, for a total of 32 cuts. These are impassioned, romantic vocal gems. Some favorites: "Schon Rohtraut," "Ungewitter," "Schnitter Tod," "Im Walde," "Der Schmid," "Der Sanger," "Romanze vom Gansebuben," "Brautgesang," "Tamburin" and "Jager Wohlgemuth." Masterful compositions by Schumann, wonderful, spirited interpretations by SWRVS. Recommended!

Item code: 7018C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | Germany

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