Hagen Plays Schumann


  • Works for Cello and Piano

For many years I have been a great fan of the Hagen String Quartet. I am crazy about the violist, Veronika Hagen; and I recently concentrated on listening to Veronika’s brother, Clemens Hagen, Cello, and he’s a wonderful player, as well.

On this CD, we hear Mr. Hagen in the following selections:


  • Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70
  • Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
  • Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102
  • Romances (3), Op. 94
  • Stille Tränen, Op. 35 No. 10
  • Du bist wie eine Blume, Op. 25 No. 24
  • Aus den hebräischen Gesängen, Op. 25 No. 15
  • Requiem, Op. 90 No. 7

Performed by Clemens Hagen (cello) and Stefaan Vladar (piano)

Let me illustrate why I am so delighted with Clemens Hagen’s playing:

Here is the Johannes Brahms, Trio in A minor op.114, with Martin Fröst clarinet, Clemens Hagen cello, and Leif Ove Andsnes piano:  


And next, here is Mr. Hagen with the other members of the Hagen Quartet in the Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F, 4th movement titled ‘Vif et agité’:  


Finally, here is the Hagen Quartet again, this time in W. A. Mozart – Quartet KV 387, the 3rd movement, ‘Andante cantabile’, that allows one to hear all the players, very clearly:  



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