Schumann/Thalberg: Piano works – Piano Quartet/ Trio – Digital Download

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World Première Recording on period instruments

Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet, like its companion work, the Piano Quintet, was created in 1842, an astonishingly productive year devoted to chamber music. A more classically oriented piece than its sister-work, the quartet combines transparency with Romantic passion and emotional intensity. The CD is completed with the rarely heard A-Major Trio of Liszt’s rival, Sigismond Thalberg. The members of the Atlantis Trio & Ensemble perform both works with their usual mastery.

Composer: Sigismond Thalberg Robert Schumann

Performing artists: Atlantis Trio & Ensemble Atlantis Trio & Ensemble

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Reviews: Early Music

Release date: April 11, 2011


Track listing:

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47
1 Sostenuto assai – Allegro non troppo
2 Scherzo
3 Andante cantabile
4 Finale – Vivace
Sigismond Thalberg (1812-1871)
Piano Trio in A major, Op. 69
5 Allegretto molto moderato
6 Andante cantabile
7 Scherzo – Allegretto ma non troppo

Robert Schumann:
Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47
Sigismond Thalberg:
Piano Trio in A Major, Op. 69*

The Atlantis Trio & Ensemble

Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: April, 2011
Recorded: October, 2008 (Schumann), December, 2006 (Thalberg)
Booklet: 20 page
• New recording by the celebrated Atlantis Trio & Ensemble, led by Dutch violinist, Jaap Schröder.
• First recording of Thalberg’s op. 69 Piano Trio using period instruments.
• Features two different fortepianos: Conrad Graf, 1835 (Schumann); Erard, 1868 (Thalberg).
• Booklet notes by two leading scholars, including the late John Daverio (Schumann) and Susan Youens

Schumann/Thalberg: Piano works – Piano Quartet/ Trio – Digital Download was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by Burke Thompson