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Schumann: 'Fantasy & Romance'

Magazine article Gramophone

Schumann: 'Fantasy & Romance'

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Schumann

'Fantasy & Romance' Fantasiestucke, Op 73. Adagio and Allegro, Op 70. Drei Romanzen, Op 94. Marchenbilder, Op 113. Funf Stucke im Volkston, Op 102. Abendlied, Op 85 No 12. Traiimerei, Op 15 No 7 Emanuel Gruber vc Keiko Sekino pf Delos (F) DE3481 (70' * DDD)

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You can hardly blame musicians for being eager to play Schumann chamber pieces not written for their instruments. Who wouldn't want to visit, however briefly, the world of 'Fantasy & Romance' that cellist Emanuel Gruber and pianist Keiko Sekino inhabit on their new disc? Schumann wrote only one of the works, Five Pieces in Folk-style, Op 102, with the cello expressly in mind. But since all of the repertoire conjures up poetic and ardent images, the cello is literally typecast in this music.

Clarinettists might feel the Fantasiestucke, Op 73, sound more idiomatic on their instrument; the same for hornists and the Adagio and Allegro, Op 70, and viola players and the Fairy-tale Pictures, Op 113. …

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