ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Manfred, Op. 115.
Catalogue Number: 04M042
Reference: PR 90788
Description: One of the main obstacles to performances and recordings of this hyper-Romantic "Dramatic Poem in three parts" is the need to have as many as seven speakers delivering the texts of multiple roles in Byron's text (itself translated into German, of course). For this new recording, all of these parts have been compressed into compact prose and are delivered by a single speaker, leaving you able to zip past them with your remote and going to the next of the 15 orchestral, solo/orchestral or choral/orchestral scenes. German texts. Sigrid Plundrich (soprano), Michelle Breedt (mezzo), Johannes Chum (tenor), Florian Boesch (bass), Martin Schwab (speaker), Wiener Singverein, Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra; Bruno Weil. SACD hybrid.