Chamber Music
Robert Schumann

Chamber Music

The Nash Ensemble

CDA 67923 - 0034571179230

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Among Schumann’s inspired late chamber works is a collection of music for more unusual instruments, composed in a concentrated flurry of creativity between 1849 and 1853 and written specifically for particular players, and it is to these exquisite short works that the world-famous Nash Ensemble turns its impeccable collective musicianship.
While Schumann modelled his music specifically to the timbres of the instruments he wrote for—piano, violin, horn, clarinet and oboe—he also arranged these pieces for alternative instruments with an eye to maximizing sales. Here, however, the soloists from The Nash Ensemble present the works in their original scoring in what are bound to be definitive performances—the delicious Fantasiestücke for clarinet, and the fiery and lyrical Märchenbilder, which feature star British viola player Lawrence Power. Other delights include the Adagio and Allegro for horn, a brilliant showpiece, the Violin Sonata No 1, Drei Romanzen for oboe and piano and the Märchenerzählungen for clarinet, viola and piano.

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Adagio and Allegro for Horn and Piano, Op. 70
    09:10
  • 2
    Märchenbilder, Op. 113
    I. Nicht schnell
    03:23
  • 3
    Märchenbilder, Op. 113
    II. Lebhaft
    04:05
  • 4
    Märchenbilder, Op. 113
    III. Rasch
    02:36
  • 5
    Märchenbilder, Op. 113
    IV. Langsam, mit melancholischem Ausdruck
    05:04
  • 6
    Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
    I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
    03:15
  • 7
    Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
    II. Lebhaft, leicht
    03:18
  • 8
    Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
    III. Rasch und mit Feuer
    03:58
  • 9
    Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
    I. Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell
    03:03
  • 10
    Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
    II. Lebhaft und sehr markiert
    03:15
  • 11
    Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
    III. Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck
    04:39
  • 12
    Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
    IV. Lebhaft, sehr markiert
    04:49
  • 13
    Drei Romanzen for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
    I. Nicht schnell
    03:18
  • 14
    Drei Romanzen for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
    II. Einfach, innig – Etwas lebhafter
    04:06
  • 15
    Drei Romanzen for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94
    III. Nicht schnell
    04:34
  • 16
    Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105
    I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
    08:01
  • 17
    Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105
    II. Allegretto
    03:43
  • 18
    Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105
    III. Lebhaft
    05:05