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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good indeed, 15 Nov 2008
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William Burn "gingerburn" (Nottingham, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Schumann: Liederkreis op.39, 12 Gedichte op.35 (Audio CD)
Schumann's Opus 39 cycle may not be as famous as "Dichterliebe", but it is very different, and very, very good. While it doesn't have the unity of the Heine cycle, it does have better standalone songs, in the form of "Mondnacht" and "Wehmut". In addition to this cycle, Goerne here presents the interesting Opus 39, and one or two other delicacies for you to chew on.

Really, for me, unless you want Opus 39 in particular (which really is a tenor cycle: Schumann says so himself in "Stirb Lieb' und Freud'") your choice will be dictated here by whether you like Goerne's approach or not. His is a large, quite roomy baritone sound, and you should definitely compare it to the much more focused sound of Christian Gerhaher's recent disc. I personally find it a little over the top at times, and the vocal effects (such as the falsetto to reach the top G), but these are deeply-felt performances and I have enjoyed listening to this CD for some years now. A good choice, if not by any means the definitive choice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Goerne at his best, 23 Oct 2010
This review is from: Schumann: Liederkreis op.39, 12 Gedichte op.35 (Audio CD)
I am a great fan of Matthias Goerne, he is the best singer of these beautiful songs of Robert Schumann. I like his Winterreise with Alfred Brendel a lot, but these songs are even better. I played this CD dozens of times and it never bores. This is Mattthias Goerne at his best.
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