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Schumann: Complete Piano Trios; Complete String Quartets; Fantasiestücke, Op. 88 / Matteo Fossi, piano; Alberto Maria Ruta, violin; Lorenzo Cerlani, cello

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  1. Schumann — String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 41: I. Introduzione. Andante espressivo - Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  2. Schumann — String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 41: II. Scherzo. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  3. Schumann — String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 41: III. Adagio $0.69 on iTunes
  4. Schumann — String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 41: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  5. Schumann — String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41: I. Andante espressivo - Allegro molto moderato $0.69 on iTunes
  6. Schumann — String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41: II. Assai agitato $0.69 on iTunes
  7. Schumann — String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41: III. Adagio molto $0.69 on iTunes
  8. Schumann — String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41: IV. Finale. Allegro molto vivace $0.69 on iTunes
  9. Schumann — String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41: I. Allegro vivace $0.69 on iTunes
  10. Schumann — String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41: II. Andante, quasi variazioni $0.69 on iTunes
  11. Schumann — String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41: III. Scherzo. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  12. Schumann — String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41: IV. Allegro molto vivace $0.69 on iTunes
  13. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80: I. Sehr Lebhaft $0.69 on iTunes
  14. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80: II. Mit innigem Ausdruck $0.69 on iTunes
  15. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80: III. In mässiger Bewegung $0.69 on iTunes
  16. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80: IV. Nicht zu rasch $0.69 on iTunes
  17. Schumann — Fantasiestücke in A Minor, Op. 88: I. Romanze. Nicht schnell, mit innigem Ausdruck $0.69 on iTunes
  18. Schumann — Fantasiestücke in A Minor, Op. 88: II. Humoreske. Lebhaft $0.69 on iTunes
  19. Schumann — Fantasiestücke in A Minor, Op. 88: III. Duett. Langsam und mit Ausdruck $0.69 on iTunes
  20. Schumann — Fantasiestücke in A Minor, Op. 88: IV. Finale. In Marsch-Tempo $0.69 on iTunes
  21. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63: I. Mit Energie und Leidenschaft
  22. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63: II. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch $0.69 on iTunes
  23. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63: III. Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung $0.69 on iTunes
  24. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63: IV. Mit Feuer $0.69 on iTunes
  25. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 110: I. Bewegt, doch nicht zu rasch $0.69 on iTunes
  26. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 110: II. Ziemlich langsam - Etwas bewegter - Schneller - Erstes Tempo $0.69 on iTunes
  27. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 110: III. Rasch $0.69 on iTunes
  28. Schumann — Piano Trio No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 110: IV. Kräftig, mit Humor $0.69 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Quartet for Strings no 1 in A minor, Op. 41/1
>Schumann, Robert : Quartet for Strings no 3 in A major, Op. 41/3
>Schumann, Robert : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 41/2
>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 80
>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (4) for violin, cello & piano in A minor, Op. 88
>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63
>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in G minor, Op. 110
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Notes & Reviews:

Schumann composed his three string quartets and the Fantasiestcke Op.88 in his 'chamber music year' of 1842, while preparing for the two oratorios which he regarded as his greatest work in any medium, Paradise and the Peri (1843) and the Scenes from Goethe's Faust, which preoccupied him on and off for the next decade. Posterity has however been less kind to these large-scale summations than the song cycles and chamber works, such as those recorded here, in which the composer's obsessive reworking of small motifs finds consistently impassioned expression. As befits their place within the canon of the genre, the string quartets are often densely and contrapuntally worked, whereas the piano-trio Fantasiestcke are more characteristic of Schumann the lyric poet, whether for voice or instruments. These four pieces are cast as a sonata manqu, with a soulful prelude, lively Scherzo, yearning duet for the two string instruments and combative finale. They have not received the attention they deserve from either performers or listeners, but they are fully the equal of the three piano trios proper in which, according to Alfred Einstein, can best be heard the composer's self-declared dual nature as both Florestan and Eusebius, impetuous man of action and melancholy dreamer. Joy and exuberance are their keynotes. The Quartetto Savinio has been acclaimed by a native critic as the 'true heir to the Quartetto Italiano', and its musicians were coached by the violist of that ensemble, Piero Farulli. With an all-Italian line-up, the quartet has worked with many contemporary composers from their own country, and won both awards and critical praise for a previous recording of the string quartets by Luigi Cherubini: it is an Italian ensemble through and through. The Florentine pianist Matteo Fossi has recorded for Decca (including much of Brahms's two-piano repertoire with his regular duet partner, Marco Gaggini) and Brilliant Classics, notably the piano quartets of Schumann with Quartetto Klimt (BC95012). Robert Schumann came relatively late to composing chamber music, having composed his first 23 opus numbers exclusively for the piano. In his piano works he could give his boundless fantasy free reign, chamber music however demands a stricter and more disciplined structure, and this Schumann solved in his own unique way. His chamber music, while never losing its intimacy of expression and full flight of imagination, is rooted in strong, often classical frameworks, a perfect synthesis of form and content. This set contains the 3 string quartets and the 3 piano trios, masterpieces in their genre, and still slightly undervalued by the general audiences. The Italian string quartet Quartetto Savinio ("the only worthy heir of the Quartetto Italiano" l'Unit) is joined by pianist Matteo Fossi in performances of deep understanding and passion.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Budrio (Bologna), Torri dell'Acqua (09/2014/03/2015); Salerno, Chiesa di San Giorgio (09/2014/03/2015).



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>Schumann, Robert : Quartet for Strings no 1 in A minor, Op. 41/1
  • Running Time: 24 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1842

>Schumann, Robert : Quartet for Strings no 3 in A major, Op. 41/3
  • Running Time: 28 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1842

>Schumann, Robert : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 41/2
  • Running Time: 23 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1842

>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 80
  • Performers: Lorenzo Ceriani (Cello); Matteo Fossi (Piano); Alberto Ruta (Violin)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (4) for violin, cello & piano in A minor, Op. 88
  • Performers: Lorenzo Ceriani (Cello); Matteo Fossi (Piano); Alberto Ruta (Violin)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63
  • Performers: Lorenzo Ceriani (Cello); Matteo Fossi (Piano); Alberto Ruta (Violin)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in G minor, Op. 110
  • Performers: Lorenzo Ceriani (Cello); Matteo Fossi (Piano); Alberto Ruta (Violin)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851