Jennifer Frautschi performs:
- Three Sonatas for Violin and Piano.
- Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105
- Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121
- Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, WoO 27
Performed by Jennifer Frautschi (violin), and John Blacklow (piano)
Jennifer Frautschi is still referred to as a “young American Artist”, even though she’s in her thirties.
This disc contains the three sonatas for violin and piano by the great German Romantic composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856), and it is a certainly one fine addition to anyone’s chamber music library.
The performers provide very interesting accompanying notes in which they persuasively argue that the chamber music of Schumann is quite impressive. The works performed here are expressive, emotional, and full of lovely and sometimes tempestuous melodies.
In general, Ms. Frautschi’s violin performances on this CD are terrific, and it would surely be reasonable for us to hear a lot more from her.
Here is Ms. Frautschi, explaining to us how she practices; I sure wish I had access to this video in my early days of violin playing —
And next, here she participates in the Mendelssohn Octet:
Finally, here is ROBERT SCHUMANN: Violin Sonata No. 3 in A – minor, – Movement One, from Ms. Frautschi’s recording:
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