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Schumann: Das Paradies und Die Peri - Anne Howells (alto); Carlo Gaifa (tenor); Margaret Price (soprano); Marjorie Wright (mezzo-soprano);...
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  1. Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 50
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Both Robert and Clara Schumann considered Das Paradies und die Peri, written when he was 33, his most important work, so it's perhaps surprising that it's so rarely performed or recorded, until one considers the fate of similar Romantic secular oratorio and oratorio-like works (large-scale narratives for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, not intended to be staged) in modern times. Part of the neglect can be attributed to public taste and the cultural perseverance of certain musical institutions. The opera house has ...

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Schumann: Das Paradies und Die Peri 2007, Arts Archives

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