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Schumann: Cello Concerto / Schwabe, Vogt, Royal Northern Sinfonia


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573786  
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabriel SchwabeNicholas Rimmer
Conductor:  Lars Vogt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Northern Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Schumann’s love of the cello, which developed when he learned the instrument as a young man, is expressed most fully in his ‘Cello Concerto in A minor.’ It is a work marked by freshness of spirit and singing lyricism and stands as a rich example of mid-19th-century Romanticism. The series of characterful small pieces that include ‘Funf Stucke im Volkston’ reveals Schumann’s joy in the cello’s unique lyrical capabilities. The ‘Drei Romanzen’ and the ‘Intermezzo’ from the ‘F-A-E Sonata’ are presented here in new arrangements for cello and piano by Gabriel Schwabe. Gabriel Schwabe has established himself among the leading cellists of his generation. He is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions, including the Grand Prix Read more Emanuel Feuermann and the Concours Rostropovich in Paris. As a soloist he has worked with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Malmo and Norrkoping Symphony Orchestras and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. He plays a rare Italian instrument made in Brescia (c. 1600). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabriel Schwabe (Cello)
Conductor:  Lars Vogt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Northern Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
2.
Adagio and Allegro for Horn/Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabriel Schwabe (Cello), Nicholas Rimmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
3.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabriel Schwabe (Cello), Nicholas Rimmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
4.
Romances (3) for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabriel Schwabe (Cello), Nicholas Rimmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
5.
Stücke (5) im Volkston for Cello and Piano, Op. 102 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabriel Schwabe (Cello), Nicholas Rimmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Piano "FAE": 2nd mvt, Intermezzo by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabriel Schwabe (Cello), Nicholas Rimmer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 Music beautifully written and performed May 22, 2018 By Philip Tasho (Alexandria, VA) See All My Reviews "After Dvorak's cello concerto my other 2 favorites are Schumann's and Saint-Saens. This recording captures Schumann's love of the cello not only in his concerto but also in his other pieces written for both cello and piano. This is beautifully performed and an absolute delight to hear all in one recording. This is one of my go to CD's when I need to relax after a long day or in my car driving back from an arduous endeavor. I highly recommend!" Report Abuse
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