Schumann – Music for Cello and Piano
I have always enjoyed Schumann’s orchestral works, and my one great favorite is the Symphony #2, with its moving 3rd movement. I also love his chamber music. It was not until recently, however, that I learned that Schumann had played the Cello as a young man, and he left us a goodly amount of music for Cello and piano.
On this CD, Steven Isserlis (cello) & Dénes Várjon (piano) give us the opportunity to get to know this Cello music in more detail. Listen to the wonderful, romantic, and passionate expressions in this music!
We hear the following pieces:
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70
Sonata No. 3 in A minor, WoO 27 (arranged by Steven Isserlis)
Abendlied, Op. 85 No. 12
3 Romances, Op.94
5 Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102
Here’s a video of Steven Isserlis playing the first selection from this CD: