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Schumann: Music For Cello And Piano / Karine Georgian, Jan Willen Nelleke

Schumann,R & C / Georgian / Nelleke
Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572375   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Karine GeorgianJan Willem Nelleke
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Despite his love of the cello’s rich sonority and immense lyrical expressivity, Robert Schumann composed few works for that instrument, a situation frequently rectified, as here, by effective arrangements. Unfailingly eloquent and characterful, these works are admired by musicians and music lovers alike. Less well known, yet among her most successful compositions, are Clara Schumann’s exquisite Romances. A pupil of Rostropovich and winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Third Tchaikovsky International Competition, Karine Georgian enjoys an international career as a performer and teacher. Dutch pianist Jan Willem Nelleke’s exceptional qualities as a duo partner have been widely recognised. Despite his love of the cello’s rich sonority and immense lyrical expressivity, Robert Schumann composed few works for that instrument, a situation frequently rectified, as here, by effective arrangements. Unfailingly eloquent and characterful, these works are admired by musicians and music lovers alike. Less well known, yet among her most successful compositions, are Clara Schumann’s exquisite Romances. A pupil of Rostropovich and winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Third Tchaikovsky International Competition, Karine Georgian enjoys an international career as a performer and teacher. Dutch pianist Jan Willem Nelleke’s exceptional qualities as a duo partner have been widely recognised. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Adagio and Allegro for Horn/Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Karine Georgian (Cello), Jan Willem Nelleke (Piano)
2.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jan Willem Nelleke (Piano), Karine Georgian (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Karine Georgian (Cello), Jan Willem Nelleke (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
4.
Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jan Willem Nelleke (Piano), Karine Georgian (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
5.
Romances (3) for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jan Willem Nelleke (Piano), Karine Georgian (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
6.
Romances (3) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22 by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Karine Georgian (Cello), Jan Willem Nelleke (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 

Sound Samples

Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Fantasiestucke, Op. 73 (version for cello and piano): I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
Fantasiestucke, Op. 73 (version for cello and piano): II. Lebhaft leicht
Fantasiestucke, Op. 73 (version for cello and piano): III. Rasch und mit Feuer
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (arr. J.W. Nelleke for cello and piano): I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (arr. J.W. Nelleke for cello and piano): II. Allegretto
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (arr. J.W. Nelleke for cello and piano): III. Lebhaft
Marchenbilder, Op. 113 (arr. for cello and piano): I. Nicht schnell
Marchenbilder, Op. 113 (arr. for cello and piano): II. Lebhaft
Marchenbilder, Op. 113 (arr. for cello and piano): III. Rasch
Marchenbilder, Op. 113 (arr. for cello and piano): IV. Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck
3 Romanzen, Op. 94: No. 1. Nicht schnell
3 Romanzen, Op. 94: No. 2. Einfach, innig
3 Romanzen, Op. 94: No. 3. Nicht schnell
3 Romanzen, Op. 22 (arr. for cello and piano): No. 1. Andante molto
3 Romanzen, Op. 22 (arr. for cello and piano): No. 2. Allegretto, mit zartem Vortrage
3 Romanzen, Op. 22 (arr. for cello and piano): No. 3. Leidenschaftlich schnell

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