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Robert Schumann: Sonatas for Piano & Violin / Andreas Staier, piano; Daniel Sepec, violin

Audio Samples

>Schumann, Robert : Sonatas & Partitas
>     Ciaconna für Violine und Klavier
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105
>Schumann, Robert : Gesänge der Frühe (5) for Piano, Op. 133
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Sonatas & Partitas
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105
>Schumann, Robert : Gesänge der Frühe (5) for Piano, Op. 133
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

For this 'sequel' to Andreas Staier's previous Schumann disc, Hommage à Bach, Staier is partnered with Daniel Sepec in a program featuring the composer's music for violin and piano. As on the earlier album, Staier plays on the same 1837 Erard piano and the repertoire includes the sonatas, the Gesange der Fruhe of 1853 and the violin and piano transcription of Bach's Chaconne.

The Independent on Sunday
Though Daniel Sepec's tone tends to astringency, his bowing is beautifully fluid, especially in the Second Grand Sonata. As accompanist and soloist, Staier is spellbinding. In works that seem about to topple over with ideas, fantasy is rooted in the most assured craftsmanship.

BBC Music Magazine
Sepec and Staier give a fine performance, and the translucent tone of the 1837 piano by Pierre Erard...is even better suited to the Gesänge der Frühe...There's much to enjoy in the violin sonatas, too

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (05/2009).



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Sonatas & Partitas :: Ciaconna für Violine und Klavier
  • Performers: Daniel Sepec (Violin); Andreas Staier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852-1853

>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105
  • Performers: Daniel Sepec (Violin); Andreas Staier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Schumann, Robert : Gesänge der Frühe (5) for Piano, Op. 133
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121
  • Performers: Daniel Sepec (Violin); Andreas Staier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851