Amidst stars such as Adele and Beyoncé, a singer from Northern Germany has also made it into the list of winners at the 59th Grammy Awards: on Sunday night, Dorothea Röschmann won one of the most coveted music prizes in the world. The soprano was awarded the Grammy in the category “Best Classical Solo Album” for her recording Schumann & Berg.
On the album, released in October 2015 by Decca, Dorothea Röschmann and Mitsuko Uchida combined Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis op. 39 and the song cycle Frauenliebe und –leben with Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs, thereby creating an outstanding musical connection.
Before the microphones were switched on, Mitsuko Uchida and Dorothea Röschmann went on an extensive tour with this programme, exploring the works together on stage and growing together musically. One of the highlights of this tour was a recital at Carnegie Hall. This special atmosphere was then captured live in their recording at London’s Wigmore Hall.
Dorothea Röschmann is delighted at her Grammy Award:
“I am truly overjoyed and grateful for this great distinction. I am particularly pleased that this special collaboration with the outstanding pianist Mitsuko Uchida has been honoured in this manner. I am also very happy for my wonderful colleague Ian Bostridge, who won a Grammy for his album Shakespeare Songs (with Antonio Pappano at the piano).”
Schumann: Liederkreis op. 39
Schumann: Frauenliebe und Leben
Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
Mitsuko Uchida, pianist
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