s Das Paradies und die Peri – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


23/10/2015 — 18:00
Concertgebouw | Brugge | BE

Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1849)
*Das Paradies und die Peri op.50*

Carolyn Sampson
_soprano – Peri_
Christine Landshamer
_soprano – Jungfrau_
Wiebke Lehmkuhl
_alto – Engel_
Maximilian Schmitt
_tenor – Erzähler_
Andrè Schuen
_bass – Gazna_
*Collegium Vocale Gent*
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées
Philippe Herreweghe


Das Paradies und die Peri

Until recently, Robert Schumann’s large-scale vocal works were still unjustly overshadowed by a few instrumental masterpieces. His lyric oratorio _Das Paradis und die Peri_ from 1843, crossing over several genres and non-dogmatic in form (like the later _Szenen aus Goethes Faust_ and the opera _Genoveva_), had the same fate. Yet this work was hailed as a triumph at its première in Leipzig, and it was repeated over 50 times. Clara Wieck was also convinced that the music for this spiritual search for salvation from the fairy of the east (Die Peri) was the best thing her husband had written so far!