Schumann: Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

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Schumann: Chamber Music

Schumann: Chamber Music


Schumann:

Andante and Variation for two pianos Op. 46

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Malcolm Frager (pianos), Amaryllis Fleming, Terence Weil (cellos) & Barry Tuckwell (horn)

Study in Canonic Form, Op. 56 No. 4 in A flat major - Innig

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Malcolm Frager (pianos)

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

Barry Tuckwell (horn) & Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

Romances (3), Op. 94

Heinz Holliger (oboe) & Alfred Brendel (piano)

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Heinz Holliger (oboe) & Alfred Brendel (piano)

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Franklin Cohen (clarinet) & Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) & Benjamin Britten (piano)


Late in the 1840s, Schumann entered a chamber music phase. It was, it is said, motivated partly by financial reasons – creating a body of chamber works that could be played by talented amateurs in their own homes. Many of the works on this disc date from 1849. Significantly, for collectors, one of these – the Andante and Variations – receives its first release on CD and marks Vladimir Ashkenazy’s first recording of chamber music for Decca. The same sessions also included duo piano recordings with Malcolm Frager, from which the Study in Canon Form emanates. Other notable duo collaborations on this disc include Rostropovich and Britten (Fünf Stücke im Volkston), Holliger and Brendel (Drei Romanzen, Abendlied) and Ashkenazy with Tuckwell in the 1974 (Adagio and Allegro) and with Franklin Cohen in 1990 (Fantasiestücke).

“Schumann played by such luminaries as Ashkenazy, Holliger and Brendel, culminating in a spellbinding account by Rostropovich and Britten of the five cello and piano pieces Op. 102.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2013 *****

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Georg Kulenkampff plays Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Bach & Schumann

Georg Kulenkampff plays Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Bach & Schumann

Recorded between 1935-39


Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

arranged Wilhelmj

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

Schumann:

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

Tchaikovsky:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Berlin Deutsches Opernhaus Orchestra, Artur Rother


Georg Kulenkampff (violin)

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Schumann - Music for cello and piano

Schumann - Music for cello and piano


Schumann:

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, WoO 27

arranged by Steven Isserlis

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Romances (3), Op. 94

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102


‘There is no composer to whom I feel closer than to Schumann. He has been a beloved friend since I was a child; I remain as fascinated today as I was then by his unique blend of poetry, ecstatic strength and confessional intimacy.’ Steven Isserlis’s own words give the background to this fascinating disc.

Schumann’s affection for the cello ran deep. It was an instrument he had played in his youth, and considered taking up again when, at the age of twenty-two, an accident to his hand forced him to relinquish his dream of being a virtuoso pianist. ‘I want to take up the violoncello again (one needs only the left hand for this) and it will be very useful to me in composing symphonies’, he wrote to his mother. The sound of the cello played without the right hand would have been somewhat minimalist; but his love for the instrument is clearly demonstrated by the cello parts in all four of his symphonies, as well as in the concertos for piano and violin, and of course throughout his chamber music. As the great musicologist Donald Francis Tovey put it: ‘The qualities of the violoncello are exactly those of the beloved dreamer whom we know as Schumann.’

“Isserlis’s passion for Schumann overcomes the composer’s threadbare cello repertoire with this selection of works. But Abendlied still charms, an octave down, and the Stücke im Volkston is a blast of untranscribed Technicolor, picked out with vigour, charisma and delicacy.” The Times, 28th February 2009 ***

“This music sings and soars, flying to the instrument's highest reaches with dreamy eloquence and a sense of rightness, even though some of the works were intended for other instruments...with pianist Dénes Várjon as equal partner, [Isserlis] plays with fierceness and soul.” The Observer, 21st February 2009

“The really exciting performance here is Steven Isserlis's transcription of Schumann's valedictory Third Sonata: it's as if he's been preparing all his life to launch into its dark storm. This fabulously virtuosic and psychologically complex work forces his musicianship up to a new level. It's full of fiendish passages, lying extremely awkwardly on the instrument, but, even in the Finale, Isserlis masters these explosive flourishes and has the vital impetus to make an eccentric work feel whole.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2009 *****

“Perhaps the most ravishing item on the disc is the poignant Abendlied, arranged by Joachim from its piano duet form but then further borrowed by Isserlis, playing it down an octave. In his hands it's as moving a wordless Lied as anything you could imagine. For all that Isserlis has made many wonderful recordings, not least his seminal Bach Suites, I think this might just be his finest yet, with warmly detailed sound... and a typically acute note from the cellist himself.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2009

“If the Five Pieces in Folk Mode, Op 102, actually written for the cello, stand out from the rest, the whole programme is a delight, as both artists catch the music’s poetic ebb and flow to perfection” Sunday Times, 15th March 2009 ****

“Steven Isserlis has long been a stalwart champion of Schumann, through his advocacy of not only the often-maligned Concerto but also the chamber works. For this disc he has had to beg, borrow and steal but the results absolutely justify the means.
In the wrong hands, a work such as the Fantasiestücke, Op 73 (which Isserlis plays in its earliest incarnation), can sound a touch seasick, with too much swelling through every phrase, and a loss of the overall shape as a result. But how well Isserlis paces everything; some of his tempi are quite spacious but this gives the music a wonderfully considered and luxuriant aspect; the results never ever sound contrived. That's partly to do with Isserlis's sound (extravagantly he uses not one but two Strads on this recording), which has a very focused centre to it, but also his utterly innate relationship with pianist Dénes Várjon.
Perhaps the most ravishing item on the disc is the poignant Abendlied, arranged by Joachim from its piano duet form but then further borrowed by Isserlis, playing it down an octave. In his hands it's as moving a wordless Lied as anything you could imagine.
The substantial work here, though, is the Third Violin Sonata. Two of its movements – the Intermezzo and finale – originated in the multi-composer 'FAE' Sonata written for Joachim (for which Brahms famously wrote the Scherzo). Schumann later added two more movements to form his last large-scale work. It decisively refutes the theory that he had – metaphorically and literally – lost the plot by this stage. While it certainly doesn't conform to standard 19th-century sonata form, in Isserlis's hands it's a work of compelling power, whether in the terrifying scherzo sections of the second movement or the dreamy Intermezzo, a muchneeded point of repose in a work of great tumult.
The disc ends with the Fünf Stücke im Volkston, and finds Schumann in a more folky idiom. Too often these pieces can sound like an awkward amalgam of styles, but Isserlis again is utterly inside them, revealing Schumann's innovation even at this late stage, from the edginess of the first, via the tender, Brahmsian second one to the spirited fifth piece, where Mendelssohn collides with Bartók.
For all that Isserlis has made many wonderful recordings, not least his seminal Bach Suites, this might just be his finest yet, with warmly detailed sound and a typically acute note from the cellist himself.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“For any collector wishing to explore Schumann's music for cello and piano, Isserlis and Varjon are the obvious partnership of choice, and it is hard to imagine such superlative performances being easily matched, even less displaced.” International Record Review, July/August 2011

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - May 2009

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Schumann: Music for Clarinet

Schumann: Music for Clarinet


Schumann:

Trauer (No. 4 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Romances (3), Op. 94

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Märchenerzählungen (4) for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Op. 132

Pierre Lenert (alto viola)

In der Nacht, Op. 74 No. 4

Pierre Lenert (alto viola)

Schumann, Clara:

Romances (3), Op. 22


Patrick Messina (clarinet) & Fabrizio Chiovetta (piano)

Clarinetist Patrick Messina and pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta invite us to a journey through Schumann's poetic universe, from romance to fantasy and to narrative. What better way to convey the inexpressible imagination of a composer than through the intimacy of chamber music and the mellow timbre of the clarinet in particular? The disc features works from Robert Schumann's productive years and includes a transcription made by the artists for the clarinet, the ideal autumnal, lyrical instrument. A duo with the viola player Pierre Lenert enhances the expressive palette of the disc. Also included are Clara Schumann's 'Drei Romanzen' Op. 22 whose inspiration happens to coincide with Robert's in this beautiful chamber music programme.

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Short Stories: Encore Pieces

Short Stories: Encore Pieces


Chopin:

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

Davidov:

Am Springbrunnen, Op. 20 No. 2

Romance, Op. 22

Fauré:

Papillon, Op. 77

Haydn:

Divertimento No. 5 in D major, Hob.XI:114

arr. Gregor Piatagorsky

Kreisler:

Syncopation

Liebesleid

Mendelssohn:

Variations concertantes Op. 17

Song without Words for Cello & Piano, Op. 109

Paganini:

Cantabile for violin & piano/guitar in D major, Op. 17, MS 109

Popper:

Tarantella, Op. 33

Rubinstein:

Romance in E flat major, Op. 44 No. 1 'The Night'

Sarasate:

Danza Española No. 6: Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2

Schumann:

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)


Mark Schumann (cello) & Martin Klett (piano)

The cello is said to be the instrument that most closely resembles the human voice. And when we hear Mark Schumann’s GENUIN debut release, we can’t help but agree: “Short Stories” is the title of his album, on which he has brought together miniature gems ranging from Haydn to Schumann and Davidoff to Kreisler. Each is more beautiful than the next, and all thrillingly performed! The winner of several international competitions, he perfected the art of chamber music with his siblings as part of the Schumann Quartet, and is capable of bringing out the most subtle nuances: from the elegiac Chopin Nocturne to the fast and furious Zapateado. Elegant virtuosity!

“[Mark Schumann] has brought together miniature gems ranging from Haydn to Schumann and Davidoff to Kreisler. Each is more beautiful than the next, and all thrillingly performed!” MusicWeb International, 19th June 2017

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Dialogs: For English Horn and Piano

Dialogs: For English Horn and Piano


Fauré:

Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1

Messiaen:

Vocalise étude

Pasculli:

Amelia

Piazzólla:

Histoire du Tango: Café 1930

Tanti anni prima ('Ave Maria')

Oblivion

Rachmaninov:

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14

Schulhoff:

Hot Sonata for alto saxophone & piano

Schumann:

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

Steinmetz, H:

Liebesruf eines Faun for English horn & Piano


Michael Sieg (cor anglais), Angelika Merkle (piano)

What would Wagner’s Tristan be, what would other great opera and orchestral works be without the finely timbred, almost magical sound of the English horn? And yet: has anyone you know ever been to a chamber music concert that featured a solo English horn? Michael Sieg (English horn) and Angelika Merkle (piano) are now making up for this musical deficiency: the two multi-prizewinning artists are releasing their first CD with GENUIN, and the outstanding arrangements of works from Piazzolla to Rachmaninoff, as well as original compositions by Pasculli and Steinmetz, keep us riveted to our loudspeakers: sweetness and strength, virtuoso gems and plaintive songs – the beginning of a new love!?

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Petrof Piano Trio play Schumann & Brahms

Petrof Piano Trio play Schumann & Brahms


Brahms:

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

arr. for piano trio by Johannes Brahms

Schumann:

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63

Studies (6) in Canonic Form, Op. 56

arr. for piano trio by Theodor Kirchner

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

arr for piano trio by Johan S Svendsen


Petrof Piano Trio

Petrof Piano Trio is one of the best Czech ensembles in chamber music and this trio is resident with the famous Petrof company, which has been producing quality pianos for almost two centuries. Violinist Jan Schulmeister, leader of the trio, is the excellent violinist and pedagogue, inter alia, the member of the Wihan Quartet. The recording includes works of German romantic music and interesting arrangements of works by Robert Schumann.

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Fantasy & Romance

Fantasy & Romance

Schumann: Music for cello and piano


Schumann:

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

version for cello and piano

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

version for cello and piano

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei

arr. cello and piano

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

arr. cello and piano

Märchenbilder (4), Op. 113

arr. cello and piano

Romances (3), Op. 94

arr. cello and piano

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102


Emanuel Gruber (cello) & Keiki Sekino (piano)

While Robert Schumann played the cello both as a child and as a young man, he wrote very little original music for the instrument: only his cello concerto and the Five Pieces in Folk-style, op.102, offered in this album. But cellists, eager to play his wonderful chamber compositions originally written for other instruments, have made successful and alluring transcriptions of them; six of those are offered on this album.

In this, Emanuel Gruber’s second album for Delos, we hear – in addition to the op.102 pieces above – cello versions of the Fantasy Pieces, op.73; Adagio and Allegro, op.70; Three Romances, op.94; Evening Song, op.o85; and Traümerei, op.15. All of these marvellous works reflect Schumann’s wondrous lyricism and heartfelt passion; also his hallmark spontaneity and dizzying mood swings.

Joining Emanuel is the distinguished pianist Keiko Sekino: an ideal musical partner; together they achieve stirring and deeply emotional interpretations that will touch listeners’ hearts and draw them irresistibly into Schumann’s unique and ultra-romantic musical world.

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De Bach à Bernstein - Labèque

De Bach à Bernstein - Labèque


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

Bartók:

New Hungarian Folksong (Mikrokosmos No. 127)

Berio:

Six Encores: Wasserklavier

Bernstein:

Jet Song (from West Side Story)

America (from West Side Story)

Brahms:

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 15 in A flat major

Gershwin:

Preludes (3)

Promenade (Walking the Dog)

Joplin:

Bethena (A Concert Waltz)

Schumann:

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Stravinsky:

Tango

Three Easy Pieces for Piano Duet: Waltz

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: June (Barcarolle)


Katia Labeque & Marielle Labeque (pianos)

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Salon Music for Oboe and Piano

Salon Music for Oboe and Piano


Deslandres:

Introduction et polonaise

Kalliwoda:

Morceau de Salon for oboe & piano, Op. 228

Pasculli:

“Ricordo di Napoli” for oboe and strings

Schreck:

Sonate, Op. 13

Schumann:

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

Schumann, Clara:

Romances (3), Op. 22

Walmisley:

Sonatine


Eric Speller (oboe) & Thomas Dieltjens (piano)

Eric Speller’s passion for the oboe has led him to explore much less well known repertoire, so much so that some of these works are unpublished. He writes “The beautifully melodious and highly delicate phrases of the romances of Clara Schumann are matched with flair by the very contrasting variations of Kaiiliwoda.” Eric Speller is an all-round musician, dividing his time between the orchestra, chamber music, teaching and early instruments.

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