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Maurizio Pollini - Schumann Complete Recordings [4CDs] (2012)

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Maurizio Pollini - Schumann Complete Recordings [4CDs] (2012)

Maurizio Pollini - Schumann Complete Recordings (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 763 Mb | Total time: 03:53:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 0908 | Recorded: 1973, 1983, 1990, 2000, 2001

To this day, Maurizio Pollini, who won 1st place at the prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1960, remains one of the most extraordinary pianists of our century. With this release, Deutsche Grammophon continues the series of collections dedicated to him.

Amsterdam Piano Duo - Schumann: Piano Works for Four Hands (2015)

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Amsterdam Piano Duo - Schumann: Piano Works for Four Hands (2015)

Amsterdam Piano Duo - Schumann: Piano Works for Four Hands (2015)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 215 MB | 01:05:55
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Robert Schumann knew his way around the piano like hardly any other composer. During his constant quest for new sound, it must have been a real experience for him and his wife Clara when a pedal – as on an organ – was added to their grand piano. The Amsterdam Piano Duo has set out to relive this revelation on this recording of the Studien für den Pedalflügel on an Erard grand piano from 1837 in a version for piano four hands by Georges Bizet.

Eroica Quartet - Robert Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41 (2000)

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Eroica Quartet - Robert Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41 (2000)

Eroica Quartet - Schumann: String Quartets Op. 41 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 363 Mb | Total time: 78:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907270 | Recorded: 1999

Schumann’s String Quartets have been waiting for a talented young group to bring a fresh voice to the few familiar ones already in the catalog. The Eroica Quartet isn’t exactly young anymore (the group started in 1993), but it certainly brings a new perspective to these works. The Melos on DG (in a two-disc box with the Brahms Quartets) and the Quartetto Itialiano on Philips have been the benchmarks for years, but this recording definitely can be placed alongside them. The players of Eroica are period performance enthusiasts, and their clear, vibrant sound certainly revitalizes the music–which represents a burst of creative energy from Schumann. He wrote these pieces within weeks of his beloved Clara’s return from a long tour, and his joy (and the mental stability she provided him) is evident throughout.

Maria Sournatcheva, leksandr Shaikin - Widmung: Works by Robert & Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms (2019)

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Maria Sournatcheva, leksandr Shaikin - Widmung: Works by Robert & Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms (2019)

Maria Sournatcheva, leksandr Shaikin - Widmung: Works by Robert & Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 200 MB | 53:47
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Recital

A lot has been written about the multifaceted relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Maria Sournatcheva opens another audio chapter in this story. Together with the pianist Aleksandr Shaikin, this principal oboist from Winterthur explores the musical interrelations waiting for discovery in the chamber music of the three and very particularly in some of their songs. In the process she brings to light so many a veritable surprise. The critics showered superlatives on Maria Sournatcheva in their reviews of her debut SACD featuring oboe concertos by Russian composers, which even brought her an ECHO Klassik award.

Miriam Alexandra, Peter Gijsbertsen, Jozef De Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Complete Songs (2019)

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Miriam Alexandra, Peter Gijsbertsen, Jozef De Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Complete Songs (2019)

Miriam Alexandra, Peter Gijsbertsen, Jozef De Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Complete Songs (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 248 MB | 01:10:18
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Despite the new attention given to the music of Clara Schumann, and the fact that her husband not only encouraged but actually goaded her as a song composer, Clara Schumann's lieder remain underrepresented on recordings. This release from the German audiophile label MDG, featuring one female and one male singer, is one of the few complete sets of her songs available, and perhaps the only one where each song is sung in its original key. The complete cycle is a recommended way to hear her songs, for they come from various parts of her career and offer insights into her creative development, both as tied to Robert Schumann and as separate from him.

Jozef de Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Piano Transcriptions (2019)

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Jozef de Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann: Piano Transcriptions (2019)

Jozef de Beenhouwer - Clara Schumann Piano Transcriptions (2019)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 229 MB | 01:13:08
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Scene

Jozef de Beenhouwer offers Clara Schumann and listening audiences a special gift on the occasion of the two hundredth anniversary of her birth: an album including numerous recording premieres from this famous pianists extensive transcription oeuvre. He not only honors her compositional talent but also spotlights works with which she very deliberately and intensively occupied herself and in the process very attractively nuances our picture of the musical Schumann family. The focus is formed by selected songs by Robert Schumann.

Michael Collins, Michael McHale - The Lyrical Clarinet, Volume 3 (2020)

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Michael Collins, Michael McHale - The Lyrical Clarinet, Volume 3 (2020)

Michael Collins, Michael McHale - The Lyrical Clarinet, Volume 3 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 70:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 20147 | Recorded: 2019

Michael Collins MBE is one of the most complete musicians of his generation. Continuing his distinguished career as a soloist, he has in recent years also become highly regarded as a conductor and in 2010 took up the position as Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia, and works with leading orchestras around the world both as a soloist and as a conductor. Committed for many years to expanding the repertoire of the clarinet, he has premiered works by some of todays most highly regarded composers, including John Adams, Elliott Carter, Brett Dean and Mark-Anthony Turnage. In addition to commissioning and supporting new compositions, he is also a champion of well-crafted arrangements of other works for the clarinet.

Ensemble Villa Musica - Schumann: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 (2011)

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Ensemble Villa Musica - Schumann: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 (2011)

Ensemble Villa Musica - Schumann: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 260 MB | 01:10:20
Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold

1849 was a banner year for chamber music output for Robert Schumann. He wrote feverishly, often completing entire compositions in a matter of days with no appreciable loss of quality. Among the instruments to benefit from this frenzy was the cello, which still suffered from a dearth of repertoire. The only original work Schumann penned for cello and piano was the Op. 102 Five Pieces in Folk Style. As was common for the day, Schumann also listed the cello as an "alternate" instrument in both the Op. 70 Adagio and Allegro (originally for horn) and the Op. 73 Fantasiestücke (originally for violin).

Jamie Walton, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Dvorák & Schumann: Cello Concertos (2013)

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Jamie Walton, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Dvorák & Schumann: Cello Concertos (2013)

Jamie Walton, Vladimir Ashkenazy - Dvorák & Schumann: Cello Concertos (2013)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 303 MB | 01:08:38
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum Records

Jamie Walton is joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of their conductor laureate Vladimir Ashkenazy for this new concerto recording of concertos and orchestral works by Dvorák and Schumann. Jamie Walton has proved himself as a leading light in UK's musical life; as a performer in his widely praised concerto and sonata recordings, and as a festival director in his work as founder of the North York Moors Festival, which was shortlisted for an RPS Award in 2011.

Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

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Maria Joao Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985: J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart (2005) 5CD Box Set

Maria João Pires - Verdes Anos 1976-1985 (2005) 5CD Box Set
J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Mozart

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.21 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 780 Mb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato/Warner Classics | # 2564612482 | Time: 05:30:10

Maria João Pires “shapes and colours every phrase, and with immaculate taste, and she makes sure the phrases end as eloquently as they begin,” wrote Gramophone in 1974. “She conveys not just the details but the relevance of every note to the whole … Best of all, she communicates everything she has discovered about the music, and it is worth having.” This Portuguese pupil of Wilhelm Kempff, Pires was one of the artists who defined the Erato label in the 1970s and 1980s. This 5-CD box gathers together the recordings she made over the period from 1976 to 1985 and it reflects the consistent focus of her repertoire, with its special emphasis on Austro-German composers of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Embracing solo works, piano duets and concertos, it contains works by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, but also by Bach and Chopin.

Isabelle Faust, Silke Avenhaus - Schumann: Violin Sonata Nos. 1-3 (2000)

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Isabelle Faust, Silke Avenhaus - Schumann: Violin Sonata Nos. 1-3 (2000)

Isabelle Faust, Silke Avenhaus - Schumann: Violin Sonata Nos. 1-3 (2000)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 279 MB | 01:06:18
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO

These performances are absolutely stunning, so much so that a reappraisal of Schumann’s Violin sonatas is in order. What once sounded like pre-Brahmsian music (as presented by Ara Malikian and Serouj Kradjian on Hänssler Classic), with its harmonic exploration and varied moods, is here revealed as the full-bodied passion of Schumann at his most impetuous. (It’s interesting to note that these two women–violinist Isabelle Faust and pianist Silke Avenhaus–come up with far more aggressive and masculine interpretations than do the two men on the Hänssler disc.)

Christoph Spering - Schumann: Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Requiem (2013)

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Christoph Spering - Schumann: Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Requiem (2013)

Christoph Spering - Schumann: Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, Requiem (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:40:24 | 432 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms Classics | Catalog: OC 871

With this pairing, Christoph Spering continues his exploration of some of the byways of the choral and vocal repertoire. Schumann’s choral music is desperately neglected, even by the standards of a composer who is still often misunderstood. That said, the two works recorded here don’t perhaps on paper present his best side. Richard Wigmore has described Der Rose Pilgerfahrt (‘The Pilgrimage of the Rose’) as ‘German Romanticism at its most sickly sweet’ (3/11) and it is clear how the tale of a rose becoming human to experience love might appeal more to 19th-century sensibilities than to our own.

Paul Ji - Prodiges: Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin (2020)

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Paul Ji - Prodiges: Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin (2020)

Paul Ji - Prodiges: Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Schumann, Scriabin (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 76:29 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295158590 | Recorded: 2020

Paul Ji, winner of the Prodiges competition in 2019, is a 16-year old pianist, born in Chicago, USA to a Chinese family and raised in France since the age of five. This album, contains a selection of 16 romantic masterpieces for the piano.

Ilya Kaler, Pietari Inkinen, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Brahms, Schumann: Violin Concertos (2008)

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Ilya Kaler, Pietari Inkinen, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Brahms, Schumann: Violin Concertos (2008)

Ilya Kaler, Pietari Inkinen, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Brahms, Schumann: Violin Concertos (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 315 Mb | Total time: 72:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.570321 | Recorded: 2007

One of the most popular concertos in the repertoire, Brahms’ Violin Concerto was completed in 1878 and dedicated to his friend Joseph Joachim, whose cadenza is heard on this recording. An essentially lyrical work, the Concerto includes a slow movement of great beauty, which gives way to a Hungarian-style finale of mounting excitement. Schumann’s thoughtful and poetic Violin Concerto was not performed until 1937. In spite of the enthusiastic advocacy of Yehudi Menuhin, who saw in the Concerto a link between Beethoven and Brahms, it remains to this day an underrated work with many passages of great beauty.

Gordan Nicolitch, Christophe Coin, Paul Meyer, Eric Le Sage - Robert Schumann: Klavierwerke & Kammermusik - IX (2010)

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Gordan Nicolitch, Christophe Coin, Paul Meyer, Eric Le Sage - Robert Schumann: Klavierwerke & Kammermusik - IX (2010)

Gordan Nicolitch, Christophe Coin, Paul Meyer, Eric Le Sage - Robert Schumann: Klavierwerke & Kammermusik - IX (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 479 Mb | Total time: 60:19+62:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha | # ALPHA158 | Recorded: 2000

The present album, number nine in Eric le Sage’s valiant Schumann edition, is devoted to the trios with piano, a favourite formation of the 19th Century that combines the economy of chamber music with the prestige of instrumental music. He is accompanied by regular partners Gordan Nikolitch and Christophe Coin with a guest appearance from Paul Meyer on clarinet for Op. 56.