Ebu Schumann Day

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A Schumann Salon20100606

Andrew Mcgregor and Sarah Walker present a special programme to launch Radio 3's Schumann 200 week.

Schumann biographer, John Worthen, gives a whistle-stop tour through the main events of the composer's life and times, and pianist Lucy Parham performs live in the studio.

Music on disc includes the great song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben, Op 42, and the Marchenerzahlungen, Op 132.

Andrew Mcgregor and Sarah Walker celebrate 200 years since Schumann's birth.

Part 120100606

Andrew Mcgregor and Sarah Walker introduce a day of music from around Europe celebrating the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth.

Highlights include a performance of the composer's great song cycle Dichterliebe, Op 48, by Christoph Pregardien and Michael Gees, and a rare opportunity to hear highlights from the Szenen aus Goethes Faust.

The Day also includes a series of postcards from Germany, as Sarah Walker visits the locations that played a key role in Schumann's life, from his birthplace in Zwickau to the asylum near Bonn where he was incarcerated for the last two and a half years of his life, via Leipzig, Dresden and Dusseldorf.

12.00

A concert recorded at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig

Joachim Elegische Overture

Brahms Violin Concerto in D, Op 77

Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op 120

Sarah Chang (violin) MDR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stefan Solyom

2.00

A concert recorded at the DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen

Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129b (arranged for violin & orchestra)

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Storgards (violin)

Schumann Andante & Variations for 2 pianos, 2 cellos & horn, Op 46

Diamond Ensemble

3.00

A concert recorded in the Mozart Hall at Schwetzingen Castle

Schumann Liederkreis, Op 24 (selection); Dichterliebe, Op 48

Christoph Pregardien (tenor)

Michael Gees (piano).

Music celebrating the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth: Symphony No 4; Dichterliebe.

Part 220100606

Andrew Mcgregor and Sarah Walker introduce a day of music from around Europe celebrating the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth.

Highlights include a performance of the composer's great song cycle Dichterliebe, Op 48, by Christoph Pregardien and Michael Gees, and a rare opportunity to hear highlights from the Szenen aus Goethes Faust.

The Day also includes a series of postcards from Germany, as Sarah Walker visits the locations that played a key role in Schumann's life, from his birthplace in Zwickau to the asylum near Bonn where he was incarcerated for the last two and a half years of his life, via Leipzig, Dresden and Dusseldorf.

5.00

A concert recorded at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota

Schumann Overture: Genoveva, Op 81; Symphony No 2 in C, Op 61

St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Roberto Abbado

6.00

A concert recorded at the Schumann House in Zwickau, where the composer was born.

Schumann Gedichte der Konigin Maria Stuart, Op 135; Kerner lieder, Op 35 (extracts); Abendlied, Op 107 No 6; Abends am Strande, Op 45 No 3; An den Mond, Op 95 No 2; Nachtlied, Op 96 No 1; Mein schooner Stern, Op 101 No 4

Anna-Theresa Albrecht (mezzo-soprano), Pauliina Tukiainen (piano)

7.05

Live from the Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, the city where Schumann lived and worked towards the end of his life, a concert conducted by Christoph Eschenbach.

Schumann Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G, Op 92; Theme & Variations in E flat, WoO 24; Introduction & Allegro in D minor, Op 134

Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98

Tzimon Barto (piano), Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra, conductor Christoph Eschenbach.

Continuing a special Schumann day with the Genoveva Overture and Symphony No 2.

Part 320100606

Andrew Mcgregor and Sarah Walker introduce a day of music from around Europe celebrating the 200th anniversary of Schumann's birth.

Highlights include a performance of the composer's great song cycle Dichterliebe, Op 48, by Christoph Pregardien and Michael Gees, and a rare opportunity to hear highlights from the Szenen aus Goethes Faust.

The Day also includes a series of postcards from Germany, as Sarah Walker visits the locations that played a key role in Schumann's life, from his birthplace in Zwickau to the asylum near Bonn where he was incarcerated for the last two and a half years of his life, via Leipzig, Dresden and Dusseldorf.

10.00

A concert recorded at the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm

Schumann Szenen aus Goethes Faust (extracts)

Miah Persson & Mojca Erdmann (sopranos), Katarina Karneus (mezzo-soprano), Matilda Paulsson (alto), Andrew Staples (tenor), Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Franz-Josef Selig (bass), Swedish Radio Chorus, Adolf Fredriks Boys' Chorus, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor).

Concluding a special Schumann day with excerpts from his Szenen aus Goethes Faust.