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Schumann: String Quartets Arranged For Piano Duet Vol 2 / Eckerle Piano Duo

Schumann / Eckerle Piano Duo
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572878  
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eckerle Piano Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The demand for piano duet arrangements of concert music during Schumann's lifetime was very considerable. An inveterate piano duettist himself, Schumann supervised the String Quartet arrangements made by the talented young composer Otto Dressel, whose brilliant solutions to formal problems produced these acclaimed adaptations, for use in home or salon. It was another fine arranger and composer, Theodore Kirchner - admired by Clara Schumann and Brahms - who arranged the Studies for the pedal piano, Op.56, in 1888. This is the second of seven volumes to include Schumann's entire orchestral works, and selected chamber ones, arranged for piano duet. The demand for piano duet arrangements of concert music during Schumann's lifetime was very considerable. An inveterate piano duettist himself, Schumann supervised the String Quartet arrangements made by the talented young composer Otto Dressel, whose brilliant solutions to formal problems produced these acclaimed adaptations, for use in home or salon. It was another fine arranger and composer, Theodore Kirchner - admired by Clara Schumann and Brahms - who arranged the Studies for the pedal piano, Op.56, in 1888. This is the second of seven volumes to include Schumann's entire orchestral works, and selected chamber ones, arranged for piano duet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 41 no 2 by Robert Schumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eckerle Piano Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
2. Quartet for Strings in A minor, Op. 41 no 1 by Robert Schumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eckerle Piano Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
3. Etudes (6) in Canon Form for Pedal Piano, Op. 56 by Robert Schumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eckerle Piano Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1 (arr. O. Dresel for piano 4 hands): I. Introduction: Andante espressivo - Allegro
String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1 (arr. O. Dresel for piano 4 hands): II. Scherzo: Presto - Intermezzo -Tempo I
String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1 (arr. O. Dresel for piano 4 hands): III. Adagio
String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1 (arr. O. Dresel for piano 4 hands): IV. Presto
Studien fur den Pedal-Flugel (Studies for Pedal Piano), Op. 56 (arr. T. Kirchner for piano 4 hands): No. 1. in C major: Nicht zu schnell
Studien fur den Pedal-Flugel (Studies for Pedal Piano), Op. 56 (arr. T. Kirchner for piano 4 hands): No. 2. in A minor: Mit innigem Ausdruck
Studien fur den Pedal-Flugel (Studies for Pedal Piano), Op. 56 (arr. T. Kirchner for piano 4 hands): No. 3. in E major: Andantino - Etwas schneller
Studien fur den Pedal-Flugel (Studies for Pedal Piano), Op. 56 (arr. T. Kirchner for piano 4 hands): No. 4. in A flat major: Innig
Studien fur den Pedal-Flugel (Studies for Pedal Piano), Op. 56 (arr. T. Kirchner for piano 4 hands): No. 5. in B minor: Nicht zu schnell
Studien fur den Pedal-Flugel (Studies for Pedal Piano), Op. 56 (arr. T. Kirchner for piano 4 hands): No. 6. in B major: Adagio
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2 (arr. O. Dresel for piano 4 hands): I. Allegro vivace
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2 (arr. O. Dresel for piano 4 hands): II. Andante, quasi variazioni - Molto piu lento - Un poco piu vivace - Coda: Un poco piu lento
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2 (arr. O. Dresel for piano 4 hands): III. Scherzo: Presto - Trio: L'istesso tempo
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2 (arr. O. Dresel for piano 4 hands): IV. Allegro molto vivace

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