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The Mercy of God

GIUSEPPE PENNISI listens to
Robert Schumann's oratorio
'Das Paradies und die Peri'

 

God is merciful. This is the conclusion of Das Paradies und die Peri, a 'profane oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra' by Robert Schumann, completed in 1843, and published as Schumann's Op 50.

The work is based on a German translation (by Schumann and his friend Emil Flechsig) of a tale from Lalla Rookh by Thomas Moore. The Peri, a creature from Persian mythology, is the focus of the story: having been expelled from Paradise, she tries to regain entrance by giving the gift that is most dear to Heaven...

Copyright © 17 February 2017 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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ROBERT SCHUMANN

ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA CECILIA

ROME

ITALY

ORATORIO

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