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Schumann: Piano Works & Chamber Music Vol 10 / Eric Le Sage

Schumann / Le Sage / Salque / Berthaud
Release Date: 10/12/2010 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 166   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  François SalqueDaishin KashimotoGordan NikolicLise Berthaud,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Schumann's chamber music is, with Mendelssohn's, an absolute benchmark for the first half of the century in Europe. From Brahms to Fauré, from Saint-Saëns and Lalo to Borodine, passing by Tchaikovsky, nobody could escape from neither his emotional power nor his formal model. Between Schumann's Piano and Strings works, posterity seems to have operated a firm rating: the Quintet is at the top followed by the trios and then the Quartet. If we follow this, the Quintet for piano and Strings would be one of the greatest masterwork of the German composer and one of the summits of the chamber music repertoire, while the Quartet for piano and strings, its little brother, composed during the summer of 1842 in the same E flat major colour, Read more would only be its lesser replica. Although respectable, history's judgement should be open to question. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  François Salque (Cello), Daishin Kashimoto (Violin), Gordan Nikolic (Violin),
Lise Berthaud (Viola), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
2.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 47 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  François Salque (Cello), Daishin Kashimoto (Violin), Gordan Nikolic (Violin),
Lise Berthaud (Viola), Eric Le Sage (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 

Sound Samples

Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44: I. Allegro brillante
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44: II. In modo d'una marcia. Un poco largamente
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44: III. Scherzo: Molto vivace - Trio I - Trio II - L'istesso tempo
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44: IV. Allegro, ma non troppo
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47: I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47: II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47: III. Andante cantabile
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47: IV. Finale: Vivace

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