Like several other composers, Robert Schumann lived a very short and troubled life. Out of that experience came some of the most amazing music. Here is news about a new recording that features his quintet for piano and strings.
Schumann: Piano Quintet, Märchenbilder and Fünf Stücke im Volkston
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102
Märchenbilder (4), Op. 113
Performed by The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio
The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio’s acclaimed accounts of Schumann’s Piano Trios opened the ears of chamber music devotees with the fine textures of its period instruments and the amazing intimacy of its interpretations.
Anchored by violinist Monica Huggett, the members of the Trio continue exploring Schumann’s chamber music with cellist Tanya Tomkins and fortepianist Eric Zivian performing Fünf Stücke im Volkston, guest violist Jodi Levitz and Zivian in Märchenbilder, and all the forces coming together for the ultimate of the composer’s chamber output, his Piano Quintet.
Here is the Quintet for Piano and strings by Robert Schumann: