Schiller Settings

First recording

Regina Jakobi, mezzo soprano
Ulrich Eisenlohr, fortepiano

sound samples

order no. CCD 306
EAN 4028183003065

about this recording:
Versatility and richness of ideas mark the songs of Zumsteeg and Reichardt, and demonstrate why these composers numbered among the most famous song composers before Schubert, who was greatly influenced by their works. Zumsteeg, a friend of Schiller's, and Reichardt, who was close to Goethe, were able to take recourse to strong texts, texts whose expressiveness was intensified through the dramatic use of the fortepiano. This recording was honored with the Audiophile Reverence, Best of 1998.
sound samples (Windows Media):
Zumsteeg, Maria Stuart - Reichardt, Die Blumen - Schubert, Der Pilgrim
"... fashion with stylistic sensitivity the pre- and early-Romantic songs. This recording is recommended to those who want to add the seldom-performed songs by Zumsteeg and Reichardt to their Lied collection." (Lübecker Nachrichten, 26 February 1999)
Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg (1760-1802): Maria Stuart, Die Erwartung
Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752-1814): Monolog der Thekla (aus den Piccolomini), Die Blumen, Berglied, Licht und Wärme, Monolog der Johanna, Der Pilgrim, An Emma, Des Mädchens Klage
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Der Pilgrim, An Emma, Des Mädchens Klage

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