"...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,
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' . . . Read less
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