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Concerten voor cello - Verschenen op 30 november 2018 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - Diapason d'or / Arte - Le Choix de France Musique
Cellist Sol Gabetta and her almost-favourite pianist, Bertrand Chamayou, focus here on Schumann's all too rare repertoire for cello and piano. And once again, none of these pieces are intended a priori for cello, even though the original scores do propose the instrument as a possible alternative to the clarinet in Fantasy Pieces or the horn in Adagio and Allegro. It was only with Five Pieces in Folk Style that Schumann immediately thought of the cello! Here, Chamayou plays on a Viennese fortepiano by Streicher, dated from 1847 - three or four years after the composition of these three works. The Concerto for cello is accompanied by the Basel Chamber Orchestra, who also play on instruments from the romantic era, giving a more hushed yet incisive sound for the attacks. There’s more of an emphasis on the woodwind section as well, in contrast to the over-inflated string ensemble that so many modern orchestras offer up. © SM/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 30 november 2018 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 14 september 2018 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica
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Piano solo - Verschenen op 4 mei 2018 | Challenge Classics

Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama
This is the third album for Challenge Classics from the excellent Israeli pianist Einav Yarden, who, having made the most of the world of Haydn, and before that Beethoven and Stravinsky, is now taking on the most complex figure in early German romanticism, Robert Schumann, by way of a repertoire that is in part fairly original (Drei Fantasiestücke Op. 111 to start) but also well-trodden (Fantasie Op. 17, Waldszenen) by his fellow musicians. The tough competition should not distract you, however, from this musician, who is still little known in these parts, a student of Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory, much beloved of Elisso Virsaladze, and who first trained in Israel. His performances of Schumann set themselves apart with their striving for structural clarity and ample phrasing, which sometimes presages Brahms, rather than a drive for lyricism or for sweetly febrile poetry. © Théodore Grantet/Qobuz The three works on this album span a period of fifteen years – years in which the young Schumann suffered forcible separation from his beloved Clara, followed by their marriage and a brief period of relative calm, to the increasing bouts of mental instability which were to close him off from the world around him until his death. The piano Fantasiestücke op. 111 was composed in 1851 during a time of deteriorating mental health and increasing disillusionment with his post as Music Director of the Düsseldorf Music Society. In contrast to the youthfully extrovert Fantasiestücke op. 12 of 1837, these three untitled pieces are “of a serious and passionate character”, as Clara described them, their bold harmonies intensifying their expressivity. The Fantasie in C major op. 17 is one of Schumann’s most powerful large-scale piano works, composed during the bitter period of his enforced separation from Clara. Schumann completed his cycle of nine forest piano miniatures, Waldszenen, in 1849, while struggling with increasing bouts of mental instability and depression. Each piece is headed by a descriptive title. These masterly tone paintings display Schumann’s genius in creating miniature images consummate in expression, characterisation and mood. © Challenge Classics
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Trio´s - Verschenen op 17 november 2017 | Myrios Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
An unusual and yet particularly clever juxtaposition can be found on this album, which consists in mirroring Schumann’s 1853 Märchenerzählungen (Tales, implicitly for children) for viola, clarinet and piano – as well as, still in the realm of fairy tales, Fantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces) for clarinet and piano and then Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) for viola and piano – and Jörg Widmann’s Es war einmal... Fünf Stücke im Märchenton (Once Upon a Time – Five Pieces in a Fairy Tale Tone). While being a contemporary, even a modernist artist, Widmann was indeed largely inspired by Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen, his work sprinkling with reminiscences, allusions and barely disguised quotes, superimposed to today’s language – so much that, at some point, one could be led to believe both tracks were playing at the same time, Schumann’s and Widmann’s! Ever since the first great creators, the art of “recycling”, reusing and rewriting is one of the main driving forces behind artistic creation; in fact Widmann is only following this proven model. Tabea Zimmermann on viola, Dénes Várjon on piano and on clarinet, no other than the composer himself: Widmann of course, not Schumann who, as everyone knows, doesn’t play the clarinet. © SM/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 26 augustus 2016 | La Dolce Volta

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 19 augustus 2015 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - 4 étoiles de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Concertmuziek - Verschenen op 22 maart 2015 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 1 januari 2014 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Hi-Res Audio
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Kwartetten - Verschenen op 20 oktober 2014 | La Dolce Volta

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Choc de Classica - Qobuzism
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2014 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 23 september 2013 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama - 4 étoiles de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 22 november 2010 | Warner Classics

Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - 4F de Télérama - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 8 april 2010 | Saphir Productions

Booklet Onderscheidingen 4F de Télérama

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