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Saturday, February 20, 2010

DCD 086 - Robert and Clara Schumann

Noted pianist Wolfram Lorenzen presents the music of husband and wife team Robert and Clara Schumann in a new release from Troubadisc. In this podcast we sample selections from each of the three works featured on the recording.

The CD opens with Robert Schumann's "Abegg Variations," his first published work -- and one not dedicated to Clara Wieck. Also included, though, is Schumann's "Novelettes" which was dedicated to his then-fiance, Clara Wieck.

Lorenzen also performs Clara Wieck Schumann's "Sonata in G minor," a work composed for her husband Robert as a wedding present. Lorenzen has a natural affinity for the romantic era repertoire, as is evident by his insightful performance of these compositions.

DCD Classical Cast #086: Robert and Clara Schumann

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This program we play:

Robert Schumann: Abegg Variations, Op. 1 - Theme and Variations 1-3
Wolfram Lorenzen, piano

Clara Schumann: Piano Sonata in G minor - Mvt. 1
Wolfram Lorenzen, piano

Robert Schumann: Novelettes, Op. 21 - Final mvt.
Wolfram Lorenzen, piano

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