Wednesday, 29 July 2020, part 2 – The 164th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s death

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 πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜·πŸ––πŸ––πŸ––πŸ––πŸ––

29 July 2020 #tokyo #japan