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Schumann - Chamber Music | Hyperion CDA67923

Schumann - Chamber Music

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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA67923

Barcode: 0034571179230

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 30th April 2012

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Among Schumann’s inspired late chamber works is a collection of music for more unusual instruments, composed in a concentrated flurry of creativity between 1849 and 1853 and written specifically for particular players. It is to these exquisite short works that the world-famous Nash Ensemble here turns its impeccable collective musicianship.

While Schumann modelled his music specifically to the timbres of the instruments he wrote for - piano, violin, horn, clarinet and oboe, he also arranged these pieces for alternative instruments with an eye to maximizing sales. Here, however, the soloists from the Nash Ensemble present the works in their original scoring in what are bound to be definitive performances - the delicious Fantasiestücke for clarinet, for example, and the fiery and lyrical Märchenbilder, which feature star British viola player Lawrence Power.

Other delights include the Adagio and Allegro for horn, a brilliant showpiece, the Violin Sonata No.1, Drei Romanzen for oboe and piano and the Märchenerzählungen for clarinet, viola and piano.

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