Die schöne Magelone
The Wondrous Love Story of the Beautiful Magelone and Count Peter of Provence was a favorite novel of Brahms in his youth. The matter was that popular that Brahms set the lyrical interludes of the novel by Ludwig Tieck to music. This recording brings both elements together:The actress Kathrin Busch recites Tieck’s texts, Armin Kolarczyk sings the song cycle, accompanied by Stefan Veselka at the piano. Considerable comic-like illustrations by Anette Naumann shine a light to the emotional worlds from today’s point of view. So the whole project turns out to be a picture book with music. Full German text included, illustrated and with English summary.