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Schumann: Piano Quartets / Schlichtig, Trio Parnassus


Release Date: 08/22/2006 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold Catalog #: 3031414   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Michael GrossChia ChouHariolf SchlichtigYamei Yu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parnassus Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Those who believe that in his early years Schumann showed little ability beyond writing piano music of a derivative nature will find the 19-year-old composer’s C minor Piano Quartet a revelation. Recorded here in a new edition by Joachim Draheim, the work presents many fascinating anticipations of his maturity, not least the canonic interplay of the Menuetto (with material similar to that of the Scherzo of the later Piano Quintet), and the impassioned viola solo that opens the slow movement. Although the variety of musical influences that permeate each movement are not fully digested, there’s sufficient originality to sustain one’s interest, and the performance is strongly committed. The augmented Trio Parnassus gives an equally persuasive Read more account of the later E flat Quartet, fleet of foot in the scurrying passagework of the Scherzo and Finale, and producing a wonderful sense of repose in the yearning melodies of the Andante cantabile.

-- Erik Levi, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 47 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Michael Gross (Cello), Chia Chou (Piano), Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola),
Yamei Yu (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parnassus Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Venue:  Fürstliche Reitbahn, Bad Arolsen, German 
Length: 26 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Fürstliche Reitbahn, Bad Arolsen, Germany (12/07/2005 - 12/09/2005) 
2.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in C minor by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Michael Gross (Cello), Chia Chou (Piano), Hariolf Schlichtig (Viola),
Yamei Yu (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parnassus Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828-1830; Germany 
Venue:  Fürstliche Reitbahn, Arolsen, Germany 
Length: 32 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
Fürstliche Reitbahn, Arolsen, Germany (12/07/2005 - 12/09/2005) 

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