Holiday Shop


WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Schubert, Schumann: Works For Cello And Piano / Bruns, Ishay


Release Date: 08/01/2004 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98464   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz SchubertRobert SchumannJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter BrunsRoglit Ishay
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The high technical and artistic standards cellist Peter Bruns has set in other recordings are evident throughout this release. For example, in the "Arpeggione" sonata's outer movements he suavely negotiates the tricky string-crossing passages, sustained lyrical lines, and sudden shifts in dynamics. His adroit bow arm appears to have grown vocal cords in the slow movement, as well as in Schumann's Adagio and Allegro. I especially like Bruns' emphatic accentuation and gruff demeanor in the same composer's Five Pieces in Folk Style.

Schumann doesn't so much arrange Bach's C major suite for cello and piano as he merely adds a modest chord-based accompaniment to the original, superfluously filling out what Bach implies
Read more and imposing metric signposts that hamper the cellist's phrasing options. The overall effect can best be described as a Bach cello suite with training wheels. Still, the performers give this curiosity their best shot.

They also bring attractive understatement and refinement to the Schumann Fantasy Pieces, without quite matching the cresting flow and individuality we hear from Natalia Gutman and Martha Argerich in their live EMI recording. And for tone quality alone, Bruns' nasal, glass-harmonica timbre yields to Rostropovich's wider gamut of colors, expressions, and vibratos in both the Folk Pieces and the Schubert sonata, where Benjamin Britten's enlivening, interactive brilliance at the piano overshadows Roglit Ishay's less personalized though solidly professional accompaniments. In all, this is a fine, beautifully engineered disc--but you should hear the aforementioned alternative versions first.
--Jed Distler Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Peter Bruns (Cello), Roglit Ishay (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Adagio and Allegro for Horn/Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Peter Bruns (Cello), Roglit Ishay (Piano)
3.
Stücke (5) im Volkston for Cello and Piano, Op. 102 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Roglit Ishay (Piano), Peter Bruns (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
4.
Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Roglit Ishay (Piano), Peter Bruns (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
5.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Roglit Ishay (Piano), Peter Bruns (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

Sound Samples

Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 (arr. for cello and piano): I. Allegro moderato
Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 (arr. for cello and piano): II. Adagio
Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 (arr. for cello and piano): III. Allegretto
Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70: Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano, Op. 70
5 Stucke im Volkston (5 Pieces in Folk Style), Op. 102: I. Mit Humor
5 Stucke im Volkston (5 Pieces in Folk Style), Op. 102: II. Langsam
5 Stucke im Volkston (5 Pieces in Folk Style), Op. 102: III. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
5 Stucke im Volkston (5 Pieces in Folk Style), Op. 102: IV. Nicht zu rasch
5 Stucke im Volkston (5 Pieces in Folk Style), Op. 102: V. Stark und markiert
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (arr. for cello and piano): I. Prelude: Presto
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (arr. for cello and piano): II. Allemande: Allegro
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (arr. for cello and piano): III. Courante: Allegro
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (arr. for cello and piano): IV. Sarabande: Largo
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (arr. for cello and piano): V. Bourree I - II - I
Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (arr. for cello and piano): VI. Gigue: Allegro
Fantasiestucke, Op. 73: I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
Fantasiestucke, Op. 73: II. Lebhaft, leicht
Fantasiestucke, Op. 73: III. Rasch und mit Feuer

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In