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Schumann: Violin Concerto; Phantasie / Baiba Skride, violin; Danish Nat'l Orch., Storgards

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Schumann, Robert : Fantasie for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 131
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

When listening to this new CD it is difficult to comprehend why the music world had a negative opinion of Robert Schumann's works for violin and orchestra for so long. Baiba Skride now offers a performer's perspective on Schumann's violin oeuvre by recording not just the Violin Concerto in D Minor but also the Phantasy in C Major op. 131 and the Violin Concerto in A Minor op. 129. The last of these is an arrangement for violin of Schumann's Cello Concerto that the composer made for Joachim.

The Guardian, 22nd August 2013
Her recording comes closer than any other to bringing the work alive...she seizes on every opportunity to give the music real buoyancy and purpose, and finds profundity and fragile beauty in the slow movement.

Classical Music, September 2013
From the opening tutti of the D minor concertos, Skride and Storgards unite to give a powerful, richly romantic view of Schumann's works for violin and orchestra. Skride plays with impressive depth of tone and beauty of sound.

Evening Standard, 4th September 2013
The more elegiac framework of the slow movement was upholstered with the sonorities of muted strings, their phrasing tapered to perfection.

Gramophone Magazine, October 2013
Skride is their ideal exponent...The beauty of this disc is that Skride, Storgards and the excellent Danish orchestra make the music sound utterly new, so that even if you own one or more of the [other recordings] you still stand to learn a great deal from listening to it.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: DR Concert Hall, Copenhagen.



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Violin in D minor
  • Performer: Baiba Skride (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Storgårds
  • Ensemble: Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: DR Concert Hall, Copenhagen (08/16/2011-08/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1853

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasie for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 131
  • Performer: Baiba Skride (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Storgårds
  • Running Time: 14 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
  • Performer: Baiba Skride (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Storgårds
  • Notes: DR Concert Hall, Copenhagen (08/16/2011-08/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1850