Schumann - Music for Cello and Piano Vol.2 | Brilliant Classics 94328

Schumann - Music for Cello and Piano Vol.2

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 94328

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 10th December 2012

Contents

Artists

Francesco Dillon (cello)
Emanuele Torquati (piano)

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cello Suite no.3 in C major, BWV1009 (arr. cello and piano by Schumann)
Cello Suite no.5 in C minor, BWV1011
» IV Sarabande (arr. cello and piano)

Schumann, Robert

Fantasiestucke (8), op.12
» no.2 Aufschwung (arr. cello and piano)
Marches (4), op.76
» IV Festlicher Marsch (arr. cello and piano)
Piano Quintet in E flat major, op.44
» Trauermarsch (arr. cello and piano)
Romances (3), op.94 (cello and piano)
Violin Sonata no.1 in A minor, op.105 (arr. for cello and piano)

Artists

Francesco Dillon (cello)
Emanuele Torquati (piano)

About

An original programme featuring works for cello and piano by Schumann - arrangements of works written originally for other instruments.

Schumann himself left the choice of instrument open for some of his works: the clarinet, oboe and cello often changed roles.

The Romanzen Op.94 were originally for oboe and piano, but work very well played on the cello, as arranged by the famous 19th century cellist Grützmacher. Also, the violin sonata Op.105 fares excellently through the golden, melancholy sonorities of the cello.

Schumann lived his whole life under the spell of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, and as a tribute to Bach’s genius Schumann added a piano part to the famous Cello Suites.

This is the second issue of Schumann transcriptions for cello by the duo Francesco Dillon/Emanuele Torquati. Their earlier issue received enthusiastic comment in the international press: “comes across with vibrant conviction” (Musicweb International).

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