This is the second part of this morning’s post, the music part.
Today 29th July is the 164th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s death. Every year on this day, I listen to Schumann’s “Das Paradies und die Peri op. 50”. This is my tradition for about 20 or 25 years. However, before, this work was very rare on CD. So I always had to borrow one kind of “Peri” from the library. Time has changed. Now, there are more orchestras that have recorded “Peri” on the albums. I own several “Peri” albums now. And I can easily listen to them anytime and anywhere with streaming on internnet. It’s a good time if only there was no Coronavirus in the world.
I chose Cambreling’s album this morning. He conducted a lot of concerts in Tokyo, so he is familiar to me.
Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri op. 50
Sylvain Cambreling, conductor
SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg (current SWR Sinfonieorchester)
Joshard Daus (chorus master)
Recorded on 2002, GLOR CLASSICS label.
This is the story that Peri who was expelled from paradise, seek for a gift for heaven to be allowed to enter paradise again. The chorus and soloists sing this story with orchestra. Splendid. It is a very beautiful and very Schumann-like Schumann’s masterpiece.
Have a good Wednesday and music.
Stay safe and healthy 😊😷🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖
29 July 2020 #tokyo #japan