Schumann / Kryger: Women of Music
Artist: Schumann / Kryger
Title: Women of Music
Label: Dux Recording Prod.
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
One of the most respected Polish mezzosopranos, Urszula Kryger and outstanding pianist Agata Górska-Kolodziejska, present a number of songs by four female composers active throughout the 19th and 20th centuries: Irene Régine Wieniawski (pseudonym: Poldowski), Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade and Agathe Backer Grondahl. The material includes 17 carefully selected songs that allow the recipient to place the aforementioned works in the context of well-known pieces of the most representative 19th-century composers, commonly associated with vocal and instrumental lyrics. This album also makes us aware of the different stylistic influences of those composers, active in similar years, but coming from different cultural backgrounds.