Schumann: Fantasies & Fairy Tales / Heiskanen, Szilvay, Sinkovsky, Rudin, Hakkinen

Release Date: 8/10/2018
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573589
Composer: Robert Schumann
Number of Discs: 1

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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Robert Schumann is in many ways typical of the age in which he lived, combining in his music a number of the principal characteristics of Romanticism, as he did in his life. Schumann’s literary sensibility was exceptionally receptive to the ideas of fantasy and fairy tale. His poetic Hausmusik-music for domestic consumption- represents a motion from the outer to the inner world. This recording explores these affiliations in a unique way as most of the performances are the first to have been recorded on period instruments. The clarinet is a replica of the early 19th century type Schumann knew, all three string instruments use gut strings while the piano is an original 1843 Pleyel, and the music’s intimacy and volatility are significantly intensified through their use.
Works on This Recording
1. Phantasiestücke for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 88 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Alexander Rudin (Cello), Aapo Hakkinen (Piano), Réka Szilvay (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Germany
2. Adagio and Allegro for Horn/Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Alexander Rudin (Cello), Aapo Hakkinen (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Germany
3. Phantasiestücke (3) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Asko [Chalumeau] Heiskanen (Clarinet), Aapo Hakkinen (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849 ; Germany
4. Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Op. 113 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Aapo Hakkinen (Piano), Dmitry Sinkovsky (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Germany
5. Phantasiestücke (3) for Piano, Op. 111 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Aapo Hakkinen (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Germany
6. Märchenerzählungen for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 132 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Asko [Chalumeau] Heiskanen (Clarinet), Aapo Hakkinen (Piano), Dmitry Sinkovsky (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Germany
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