Donald Macleod brings together two unsettling strands in Schumann's life in the late 1840s, his precarious mental health and the revolution in his new home town of Dresden.
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Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass Op.98a No.4
Performer: Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
March in G Minor Op.76
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Four Partsongs Op.141 Nos 1-3
Performer: Netherlands Chamber Choir, Uwe Gronostay (conductor)
Overture to Manfred, Op.115
Performer: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik (conductor)
Waldszenen Op.82 (Forest Scenes)
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
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