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Schumann: Violin Sonatas / Marwood, Madzar

Schumann / Marwood / Madzar
Release Date: 06/18/2013 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 59   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Anthony MarwoodAleksandar Madzar
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Awarded the prestigious title of ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ by the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2006, British violinist Anthony Marwood is internationally celebrated for his engaging and insightful performances. For Schumann’s three Violin Sonatas, he is joined by Aleksandar Madžar, recently praised by Classical Music Magazine as matchless ‘in terms of technique and interpretation’. Considered by many to be the product of a tired mind hovering on the edge of insanity, these richly impassioned works are filled with restlessness, melancholy, and fractured lyricism.

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Reviews:

This duo give as convincing a performance as any of these works, at once febrile and lyrical, the sound well balanced,
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The Observer

Marwood, matched at every step by Madzar, captures the playfulness and whimsical poetry of the First Sonata, the nobility of the Second and gypsy-like brilliance of the Third. Even so, there’s a whiff of the genteel about these readings.

– Financial Times

The music is full of character, energy and passion. Marwood and Madzar bring out these aspects strongly; their playing is clearly defined, with precise variations of articulation.

– Gramophone

Thw two musicians form a closely wrought partnership, their exceptional musical sympathy shining through the whole performance; the lyricism of Marwood's tone is ideally complemented by Madzar's variety of touch and sensitivity to balance. A wonderful listen.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in A minor, WoO 27 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Anthony Marwood (Violin), Aleksandar Madzar (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Anthony Marwood (Violin), Aleksandar Madzar (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Anthony Marwood (Violin), Aleksandar Madzar (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 

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