You can use freely these accompaniments for either private or public rehearshal or concert performance (with the singer). You can use them for radio broadcast if you mention that all accompaniments are by Xavier Palacios. For Tv broadcast you will need to ask a written permission to Xavier Palacios (The artist and Producer).
Xavier Palacios studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris de Paris with Antonio Ruiz Pipo, a pupil of Alfred Cortot, and Billy Eidi, a renowed accompanist of French song. He also studied Musical analysis with Ginette keller, a pupil of Nadia Boulanger. He has given many recitals in France and has been the assistant and accompanist of Laurence Russel Albert (Pushkin Prize, Metropolitan Opera) for a few years.
This volume contains the Piano Accompaniments of the whole Dichterliebe Op 48 song cycle for Baritone , Mezzo and Light Countertenor.
The work was dedicated by Robert Schumann to the great Soprano Wilhemine Schroeder Devrient, it was subsequently transposed a whole tone lower in many instances . All lyrics are by Heinrich Heine.
The work was composed in 1840, first published in 1844 by Peters.
The Edition suitable for this Baritone and Mezzo Album is the Peters Friedlander first Low Voice Edition (ca 1900). or reprints of this edition, or IMC "Dichterliebe for Medium Voice" Edition. It is the FIRST key given for each song, also the key in which Fischer Dieskau or Hermann Prey sing the whole cycle.
For example,the first song :
01 I Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (G)(Peters Friedlander Low Voice Edition/IMC Medium Voice Edition) as sung by D.F.Dieskau and H.Prey
02 I Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (F#) The pianist will have to transpose a 1/2 tone down.
If you are looking for some Low keys you can't find in the present album, you will find them in the album : Schumann Dichterliebe Op 48 Accompaniments for Bass , Contralto and Countertenor by Xavier Palacios.
For some fast songs, like VIII. Und wüssten’s die Blumen die kleinen, XI. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen and XIV. Aus Alten Märchen, we give a slower version prior to the recommended tempo for the song.
For XIII. Ich hab’ im traum geweinet in the style of a recitative I have included a version with melody samples when the melody is unaccompanied for more than one bar, to get the correct timing. The version without the melody follows, with just the two first notes of the recitative to get the note and the timing.
This album of Schumann's Dichterliebe is part of a complete edition of Dichterliebe accompaniments which matches all authoritative High, Medium and Low Editions,and follow the usage of renowned recording artists of German Lieder, notably Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Dietrich Fischer Dieskau (Baritone), Gerald Finley (Bass-Baritone) and Thomas Quasthoff (Bass-Baritone).