Robert Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's "Faust"

Daniel Harding and Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks present a work on this CD, which was regarded as rare repertoire because it does not fit into any category. It's neither opera nor oratio, cantata or choral symphony: the "Faust-Szenen" by Robert Schumann. But there was a change in the classical music scene and the "Faust-Szenen" were declared one of the most important pieces of Schumann - this recording honors this special composition, which Schumann himself also named as one of its best.

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Robert Schumann

“Scenes from Goethe’s Faust”
for Soloists, Chorus, Boys’ Choir and Orchestra, WoO 3

Christian Gerhaher (Baritone): Faust / Pater Seraphicus / Doctor Marianus
Christiane Karg (Soprano): Gretchen / Büßerin / Una Poenitentium
Alastair Miles (Bass): Mephistopheles / Böser Geist
Mari Eriksmoen (Soprano): Marthe / Sorge / Jüngerer Engel / Büßerin / Magna Peccatrix
Bernarda Fink (Mezzosoprano): Mangel / Jüngerer Engel / Büßerin / Maria Aegyptiaca / Mater Gloriosa
Andrew Staples (Tenor): Ariel / Pater Ecstaticus / Vollendeterer Engel / Jüngerer Engel
Kurt Rydl (Bass): Pater Profundus
Tareq Nazmi (Bass): Vollendeterer Engel / Jüngerer Engel

Knabensolisten und Kammerchor der Augsburger Domsingknaben
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Daniel Harding

January 2013

Label: BR-KLASSIK 900122, 2 CDs