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Posted by Martin Walker on February 20, 2012, 9:29 am
I think Michael Cookson owes all Schumann lovers an explanation of this: "my favourite of all the songs with its memorable melody Der Dichter spricht (The poet speaks) is movingly performed - so tender and dreamy." Like the Waldszenen, some of which are performed on the CD in transcription, this is actually a piano piece (from Kinderszenen) - so by whom is the text and the vocal transcription? (It would be a good idea in general to indicate the poets set when giving the contents of a Lieder recording, as they are co-authors of the songs.)
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