• Puccini – Manon Lescaut

    Puccini – Manon Lescaut

    Discogs Puccini’s retelling of the story of Manon Lescaut. It was already told in opera, but that didn’t stop Puccini. Why shouldn’t there be two operas about Manon? A woman like Manon can have more than one lover. […] Massenet feels it as a Frenchman, with powder and minuets. I shall feel it as an…


  • Schumann – Klavierkonzert / Kinderszenen Op 15

    Schumann – Klavierkonzert / Kinderszenen Op 15

    Discogs For the Kinderszenen this is the same recording as this one, but here it is combined with a concerto. I find the earlier record a better combination. The Kinderszenen is a collection of thirteen pieces out of a total of thirty, written by Robert Schumann in reaction to his wife calling him childish. That…


  • Schubert – Die schöne Müllerin

    Schubert – Die schöne Müllerin

    Discogs Schubert’s early song cycle about a young journeyman meeting the daughter of a miller, falling in love with her, and then falling into more and more dispair as she rejects him and falls for a passing hunter in green. Journeyman, have you ever heard of that? I thought this was a medieval term, but…