Das Paradies und die Peri - Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010 8:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert HallThe Robert Schumann Bicentennial Festival and Conference will culminate in a performance of Schumann's Op. 50 cantata, Das Paradies und die Peri. This work for soloists, chorus and orchestra gives musical form to the Persian myth of the peri, a creature fallen from heaven and trying to regain entrance. Guest conductor Paul Goodwin, known for creative and dynamic programming, will direct the combined ensembles:
Streaming audio: Listen to a playlist featuring Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50 on Naxos Music Library
This list includes a score and recording of Schumann's Op. 50 for chorus and orchestra, as well as "Schumann and His World," a book of writings on Schumann including an essay by John Daverio entitled "Schumann's "New Genre for the Concert Hall": Das Paradies und die Peri in the Eyes of a Contemporary."