Schumann: Complete Music for Viola and Piano

Schumann: Complete Music for Viola and Piano
Composer Robert Schumann
Artist Lorenzo Falconi viola
Sara Bacchini piano
Dario Goracci clarinet
Format 1 CD
Cat. number 94487
EAN code 5028421944876
Release May 2013

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This collection provides a complete account of Robert Schumann’s works for viola and piano. Schumann was a real innovator, who would often explore new instrumental combinations, sometimes bringing neglected or forgotten instruments back into the limelight. The works on this recording show just how many different moods the composer could evoke using the unusual combination of viola and piano, from the changeable nature of the Fantasiestücke Op.73 and the array of emotions portrayed in the Märchenbilder Op.113 to the passion of the Adagio and Allegro Op.70 and finally the intricacies of the Märchenerzählungen Op.132, with a little help from the clarinet.

The successful partnership of violist Lorenzo Falconi and pianist Sara Bacchini has been described by acclaimed performer, Pier Narciso Masi, as ‘a real Duo, in the most complete sense of the word. Their profound understanding of chamber music is supported by considerable talent, sensitivity and personality, and they are great communicators.’ They are joined for the recording by clarinettist Darlo Goracci.

Other information:
- New recording, recorded 31 October & 1 November 2012, Chiesa di Santa Cristina, Bologna.
- This disc brings together all Schumann’s music featuring the viola as solo instrument.
- Robert Schumann, visionary Romantic, was also a very practical man, who wrote works which could be played on various solo instruments. For instance his Adagio and Allegro Op. 70 may be played on clarinet, oboe, cello or viola.
- These relatively late works of Schumann are on an intimate scale and present idyllic musical landscapes, the world of legends and fairytales.
- Beautifully performed by the Italian duo Lorenzo Falconi and Sara Bacchini.
- Contains liner notes on the pieces and biographies of the performers.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
  2. Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: II. Lebhaft, leicht
  3. Fantasiestücke, Op. 73: III. Rasch und mit Feuer
  4. Märchenbilder, Op. 113: I. Nicht schnell
  5. Märchenbilder, Op. 113: II. Lebhaft
  6. Märchenbilder, Op. 113: III. Rasch (mit springendem Bogen)
  7. Märchenbilder, Op. 113: IV. Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck
  8. Adagio and Allegro in A-Flat Major, Op. 70: Langsam, mit innigem Ausdruck (Adagio)
  9. Adagio and Allegro in A-Flat Major, Op. 70: Rasch und feurig (Allegro con brio)
  10. Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132: I. Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell
  11. Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132: II. Lebhaft und sehr markiert
  12. Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132: III. Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck
  13. Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132: IV. Lebhaft, sehr markiert