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Schumann: Cello Concerto, 5 Stücke, Etc / Maisky, Argerich


Release Date: 03/13/2001 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 469524   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha ArgerichMischa Maisky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cellist Mischa Maisky gets into full Romantic mode with a program devoted to music by Robert Schumann. He gives an expansive account of the beautiful Concerto in A Minor, his lustrous tone and highly individualistic style lending itself well to this finely wrought masterwork. He luxuriates in the rich harmonies of the piece and takes full advantage of the expressive possibilities offered by the solo part, particularly in the "Langsam" movement. The use of a chamber orchestra brings intimacy and transparency to the work while offering greater interpretive freedom to the soloist. The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra offers excellent support, maintaining the emotional intensity of the work while clearly defining the textures and complex Read more countermelodies of the score. The main focus of the disc, however, is on Maisky's collaboration with the dynamic pianist Martha Argerich in a group of chamber works. The duo gives sensitive, refined accounts of the 'Five Pieces in Folk-tone,' 'Fantasiestücke,' and 'Adagio & Allegro,' among others. Their spirited dialogue reveals the synergetic nature of these pieces and demonstrates a deep understanding of their poetic essence. The efforts of these brilliant artists yield satisfying results. 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:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Royal Conservatory, Brussels, Belgium 
Length: 9 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2. Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Royal Conservatory, Brussels, Belgium 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3. Romances (3) for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94: no 1 in A minor, Nicht schnell by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Royal Conservatory, Brussels, Belgium 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4. Stücke (5) im Volkston for Cello and Piano, Op. 102 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Royal Conservatory, Brussels, Belgium 
Length: 17 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5. Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113: no 1, Nicht schnell by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mischa Maisky (Cello), Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  Royal Conservatory, Brussels, Belgium 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Mischa Maisky (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1997 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, New York 
Length: 23 Minutes 49 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op.70: 1. Langsam, mit innigem Ausdruck
Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op.70: 2. Rasch und feurig
Fantasiestücke, Op.73: 1. Zart und mit Ausdruck
Fantasiestücke, Op.73: 2. Lebhaft, leicht
Fantasiestücke, Op.73: 3. Rasch und mit Feuer
3 Romances, Op.94: No.1 Nicht schnell
5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102: 1. Vanitas vanitatum (Mit Humor)
5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102: 2. Langsam
5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102: 3. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102: 4. Nicht zu rasch
5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102: 5. Stark und markiert
Märchenbilder, op.113 - transcribe for Vc/pno by M.Maisky: 1. Nicht schnell
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129: 1. Nicht zu schnell
Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op.129: 2. Langsam
Cello Concerto In A Minor, Op.129: 3. Etwas lebhafter

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