SOMETHING TO KNOW:
At the age of 18, Robert Schumann met the poet Heinrich Heine, whose poems are used in Dichterliebe, and commented on both his kindness and his wry, ironic attitude towards the world.
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
The piano has the last word in all 16 of the songs in this work. At the close of songs X, XII, and XVI, the keyboard delivers extended outros derived from the ghostly arpeggio figure introduced at the outset of the cycle.
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on November 19, 2019.
Video produced by Ibis Productions.