Schumann - Violin Sonatas
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Label: Brilliant Classics
Cat No: 95076BR
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 14th August 2015
WorksViolin Sonata no.1 in A minor, op.105
Violin Sonata no.2 in D minor, op.121
Violin Sonata no.3 in A minor, op.post.
ArtistsAndrea Cortesi (violin)
Marco Venturi (piano)
These wonderful violin sonatas, written a few years before his death in an asylum, belie the dictum that “Schumann started as a genius, and ended as a talent”. These are works by a passionate genius, highly original, full of feverish energy, childlike wonder and contemplation.
Included are the sonatas Op.105 and Op.121, as well as the posthumous sonata in A minor WoO27.
The sonatas are played with total commitment, in imaginative and improvisatory style, true to Schumann’s flights of fancy and romantic spirit, by two Italian musicians - Andrea Cortesi and Marco Venturi, who recorded to international critical acclaim works by Kancheli, Tüur and Glass for Brilliant Classics (BC94814).
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