CARL STEINACKER (1785-1815): From 7 Gesänge, Op. 11: An den Mond, Die Hoffnung, Sehnsucht, HEINRICH LEBERECHT AUGUST MÜHLING (1786-1847): From 12 Lieder, Op. 36: Gesellschaftslied, An's Liebchen, Abendlied, HEINRICH AUGUST MARSCHNER (1795-1861): From 6 Gesänge, Op. 52: Liebeserklärung eines Schneidergesellen, From Trinklieder, Op. 93: Testament, CARL FRIEDRICH ZÖLLNER (1800-1860): Der Speisezettel, FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): 6 Lieder, Op. 50, Weihgesang, Ständchen, Op. 75/2, Zigeunerlied, Op. 120/4, Im Süden, Op. 120/3, ADOLF EDUARD MARSCHNER (1810-1853): Ständchen, ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): From 6 Lieder, Op. 33: Rastlose Liebe, Die Minnesänger, Die Lotosblume, Frühlingsglocken, From Ritornelle nach Friedrich Rückert in canonischen Weisen, Op. 65: Die Rose stand im Thau, Zürne nicht des Herbstes Wind, In Meeres Mitten ist ein off'ner Laden.

Catalogue Number: 11L038

Label: Raum Klang

Reference: RK ap 10108

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: This collection of mostly unknown (eight world premieres) music for male choir revolves around Leipzig. All seven composers were from there and wrote these songs there and the exquisite booklet includes 17 pages of notes in each language, photos and half-tones of contemporary art, letters and newspaper excerpts having to do specifically with these works and their composers. The packaging itself is unique - it opens like a contemporary letter (i.e. in four directions at once, like a flower blooming). Collectors of Romantic male choir repertoire will be enraptured but the scholarship and the stories of intersecting lives and evocations of a city and a period are equally enthralling. German-English texts. Amarcord.

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