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Schumann: Piano Concerto, etc / Pires, Abbado, Dumay, et al

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
>Schumann, Robert : Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Pride of place on this disc goes to the Quintet, in which Pires and her colleagues achieve a stimulating combination of conviction and spontaneity. The result is exhilarating, an infectious freshet of melody that also has considerable depth...Some of the same approach finds its way into the performance of the Concerto...this is a distinguished acocunt of a perpetually enigmatic work." **** -Breckbill, BBC Magazine



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
  • Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
  • Running Time: 31 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841

>Schumann, Robert : Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
  • Performers: Jian Wang (Cello); Renaud Capuçon (Violin); Gérard Caussé (Viola); Augustin Dumay (Violin); Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1842