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Schumann: Sonatas For Piano & Violin / Sepec, Staier

Schumann / Sepec / Staier
Release Date: 08/10/2010 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902048  
Composer:  Robert SchumannJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel SepecAndreas Staier
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...the performance...will pop the corks on your champagne bottles. It amazes me how sforzandos and accents can be attacked with such savagery without ripping the instruments’ strings from their moorings. Even more amazing is how this feat can be accomplished without a hint of bow-scraping grit or grate, for this is playing of utter control and precision that is coiled tight as a cobra ready to strike." -- FANFARE [reviewing Daniel Sepec, Jean-Guihen Queryas, and Andreas Staier playing Beethoven and Hummel, HM 901955]

After his earlier 'Hommage à Bach' album played on the same 1837 Érard piano he uses here,
Read more Andreas Staier is now joined by Daniel Sepec in a programme of considerably later works by Schumann. But these two violin sonatas and the Gesänge der Frühe of 1853 show no retreat from the composer's ideal: here too, 'the poet speaks' . . .
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Daniel Sepec (Violin), Andreas Staier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Daniel Sepec (Violin), Andreas Staier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
3.
Gesänge der Frühe (5) for Piano, Op. 133 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Andreas Staier (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
4.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel Sepec (Violin), Andreas Staier (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Schumann. 

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