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Robert Schumann – Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano

$13.99 (1CD-Digipak)

Gold Medal Winning album in the May 2015 Global Music Awards for a classical music duo!
Robert Schumann’s three sonatas for violin and piano embody the 19th century German Romantic perspective. Entering Schumann’s unique sound world, violinist Nicholas DiEugenio and pianist Chi-Chen Wu draw further inspiration from the builder Rodney Regier’s unique creation of a fortepiano that embodies the ideal characteristics of instruments by Vienna’s greatest early 19th century builders, Conrad Graf and Ignaz Bösendorfer. The release of this disc, the first to feature performances of all three sonatas on a fortepiano, is an important contribution to the appreciation of these expressive and inventive works.

Composer: Robert Schumann Robert Schumann

Performing artists: Chi-Chen Wu Nicholas DiEugenio

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Reviews: Global Music Awards

Release date: December 15, 2014

SKU: mo0610 UPC: 801890061023
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Track Listing:

Sonata No. 1 in A minor for
fortepiano and violin, op. 105

1 Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
2 Allegretto
3 Lebhaft

Sonata No. 2 in D minor for
violin and fortepiano, op. 121

4 Ziemlich langsam – lebhaft
5 Sehr lebhaft
6 Leise, einfach
7 Bewegt

Sonata No. 3 in A minor for
violin and fortepiano, WoO 2

8 Ziemlich langsam
9 Intermezzo: Bewegt, doch nicht
zu schnell
10 Lebhaft
11 Finale: Markiertes,
ziemlich lebhaftes Tempo

The Romantics 23
Robert Schumann – Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Nicholas DiEugenio, violin
Chi-Chen Wu, fortepiano

Configuration: Single CD in Digipak
Available: March, 2015
Recorded: May 23-25, 2011
Booklet: 16 page
Features:
• Premier complete recording of these works using period instruments by specialists in early Romantic performance.
• Features a replica Viennese fortepiano by master builder R. J. Regier of Freeport, ME.
• Demonstration-class recording by master engineer Joel Gordon.

The Romantics
A revolution in art and literature swept through Europe and by the early 1800’s Romanticism dominated the musical
landscape. Such figures as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms exemplified the ideals yet maintained highly individual
approaches. Now, our finest historically informed musicians and scholars present this incomparable repertoire in a series
destined to become an essential part of every serious music lover’s collection.

Robert Schumann – Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano was last modified: May 26th, 2015 by Martin Basart