Robert Schumann

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From Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams: more musical voices who have changed our world
Over the past few months, our Know the Score series introduced 20 great composers. But what of the many we couldn’t write about? Martin Kettle suggests some other names whose music is well worth exploring

Martin Kettle

25, Nov, 2020 @1:36 PM

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Stille Liebe: Lieder by Robert Schumann review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Hasselhorn’s rich, dark baritone captures Schumann’s extraordinary extremes of light and darkness and Middleton is a discerning accompanist

Andrew Clements

17, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Allan Clayton / James Baillieu review – his voice soared through top notes gloriously
The repertoire choices might have felt safe, but tenor Clayton and pianist Baillieu showed that safe doesn’t have to mean comfortable

Erica Jeal

19, Jun, 2020 @4:54 PM

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Schumann: Myrthen review – warm and poetic songs for a wedding | Andrew Clements' classical album of the week
Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber and Camilla Tilling deliver bright and varied recordings of songs the composer wrote for his wife

Andrew Clements

24, Oct, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Zauberland review – after horrors, a feeling of 'so what' remains
Crimp, Foccroulle, Mitchell and Schumann combine their considerable forces to tell a shocking story, inspired by the Syrian conflict, that fails to have the impact it should

Andrew Clements

16, Oct, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Clara Schumann was the Beyoncé of her day | Isata Kanneh-Mason
I’ve spent the last year getting to know this neglected composer. I’ve visited her home, and now, on the 200th anniversary of her birth, I will be playing her music on her own piano

Isata Kanneh-Mason

12, Sep, 2019 @3:19 PM

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Romance: The Piano Music of Clara Schumann review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Two centuries after her birth, this tribute to Schumann is a muscular argument for her music, which is influenced more by Chopin than her husband Robert

Andrew Clements

11, Jul, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Schumann: The Symphonies review – bombast and revelation | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
The Staatskapelle’s sumptuous playing is hard to fault, but conductor Thielemann is too overblown at times

Andrew Clements

18, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Schumann: Frage CD review – Gerhaher launches epic project with verve
Schumann brings out the best in baritone Christian Gerhaher on this striking recording with pianist Gerold Huber

Andrew Clements

29, Nov, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Bertrand Chamayou review – a formidable Lisztian
The most demanding of the composer’s keyboard works was a bold second-half choice, but Chamayou was up to it

Andrew Clements

05, Apr, 2018 @10:06 AM

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LSO/Gardiner/Faust review – alert to Schumann's volatility and rigour
Isabelle Faust’s heartfelt performance of the Violin Concerto was at the centre of an exquisite and convincing all-Schumann programme

Tim Ashley

19, Mar, 2018 @2:03 PM

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Schumann Street review – rap, banjo, soul-folk, viol and saw transform Dichterliebe
This captivating and quirkily brilliant Schumann song crawl takes its audience to private parlours and kitchens in the Huguenot houses of east London

Erica Jeal

10, Dec, 2017 @2:50 PM

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