Symphoniker Hamburg / Europa Chor Akademie Görlitz / Sylvain Cambreling

Schumann: Paradise and the Peri

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Europa Chor Akademie Görlitz
Europa Chor Akademie Görlitz © Laura Jankowski
Sylvain Cambreling
Sylvain Cambreling © J. Konrad Schmidt
Laeiszhalle © Maxim Schulz

Winged departure

A Persian spirit – half angel, half human – is the central character in Robert Schumann’s secular oratorio »Paradise and the Peri«. Her existence not envisaged in creation, the peri is not permitted to enter paradise, but she eventually gains entry with a tear from the cheek of a repentant sinner.

Schumann drew from Thomas Moore’s epic poem »Lalla Rookh« for what was at the time his longest and – in his own estimation – best composition. He hoped to create a »new genre for the concert hall« and wrote this »poem« for choir, orchestra and solo voices with flowing transitions between the individual numbers, giving it a more epic than dramatic feel.


Symphoniker Hamburg

Europa Chor Akademie Görlitz

Mandy Fredrich soprano

Sophie Harmsen alto

Brenden Gunnell tenor

Ben McAteer bass

conductor Sylvain Cambreling


Robert Schumann
Das Paradies und die Peri / Oratorium für Soli, Chor und Orchester op. 50

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