These same attributes are manifest in the other Heine settings that precede Dichterliebe on this disc. Finley's Die beiden Grenadiere is suitably blustery, for example, while Was will die einsame Träne? is effectively teary. Pianist Julius Drake provides tasteful and supportive accompaniments and Hyperion supplies them both with clear, cool digital sound.
Robert Schumann; Gerald Finley, Julius Drake. Dichterliebe and Other Heine Settings.
Apart from the Op 24 Liederkreis, Finley's first album of German lieder collects all of Schumann's settings of Heinrich Heine, including four songs intended for Dichterliebe, but published later as Opp 127 and 142. The Canadian baritone is a little younger, at 48, than Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was when he recorded his comprehensive Schumann song survey for Deutsche Grammophon (1975-77), but, vocally, he is in his prime. He brings eloquence to the text and maturity to his interpretations, but with a still youthful-sounding voice.
Gerald Finley follows a series of outstanding albums of American and English song - Ives, Barber, Stanford - with his first foray on disc into the German Lied, and the results are just as impressive.
Schumann: Dichterliebe & Other Heine Settings. Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation).
Why another Dichterliebe recording? Because Gerald Finley has simply one of the greatest voices of his generation, and is an artist at the peak of his powers. This is his fourth disc with collaborator Julius Drake, and the partnership has proved to be a uniquely rewarding one. This fine recital also includes many of Schumann’s other Heine settings. Singer and pianist are just as compelling in the other Heine settings here. sings Schumann's great song-cycle with much tonal beauty and feeling, above all capturing the deep disillusion of Schumann's inspiration. This fine recital also includes many of Schumann’s other Heine settings
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A gripping Dichterliebe: Gerald Finley seems to be sweeping the field in song now. View record and artist details. Record and Artist Details. Composer or Director: Robert Schumann. Finley is eerily insinuating in Mein Wagen rollet langsam – one of four Dichterliebe discards – where Schumann’s music is in danger of sounding too ingenuous for Heine’s sinister verses; and he and Drake throw themselves into Lehn’ deine Wang’ with an impulsive ardour I’ve never heard equalled. Finley times and colours the biblical ballad Belsatzar with the art of a master dramatist, gives an uncommonly – and effectively – introspective reading of Die beiden Grenadiere (even the opening is hushed and anxious),.
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