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Decades: A Century of Song Vol. 2 1820 – 1830

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Bellini, Glinka, Loewe, Mendelssohn, Niedermeyer, et al.

The second volume in this major new recording series, across which world-renowned singers draw listeners, decade by decade, through a century of song from 1810 to 1910. Each volume presents a well-planned, varied programme, performed by household names; but overall the series also has a wider aim, building a comprehensive survey of song right through the nineteenth century and, in doing so, creating an invaluable teaching asset.

Volume 2, 1820-1830, includes songs from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Russia, with works by Vincenzo Bellini, Mikhail Glinka, Carl Loewe, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Niedermeyer, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann. The series continues to mix familiar with rare: as well as presenting music by the great Austrian-German composers, this volume ventures both north and south, heading into early nineteenth-century Russian and Italian music.

Extensive presentation includes 64 page booklet with authoritative liner note in three languages by renowned song expert and series consultant Prof Susan Youens; full texts and translations are provided, together with six pages of artist photographs.

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