Wolfgang Holzmair and Imogen Cooper’s lieder partnership is the stuff of dreams and their traversal of the Schumann repertoire has won them international plaudits both for performance as well as the sound engineering on these Philips recordings. Here, brought together for the first time as a collection, is their complete traversal of a vast selection of Robert Schumann’s lieder, including all the cycles – the two sets of ‘Liederkreis‘, the ‘Kerner Lieder’ and ‘Dichterliebe’. Included too are individual songs to poems by Heine and Rückert, as well as a selection of ‘Myrthen’. Two songs, ‘Rose, Meer und Sonne’, Op. 37 No. 9 and ‘Aus den östlichen Rosen’, Op. 25 No. 25, only appeared previously as part of an Imogen Cooper anthology and are here included to well and truly complete the duo’s Schumann survey.