Robert Schumann

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Leonidas Kavakos/Yuja Wang review – shared detail and purpose
The two virtuosic soloists have a longstanding musical partnership that here produced a wonderful and generous evening of music by Brahms, Janáček and Schumann

Erica Jeal

05, Dec, 2022 @3:59 PM

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Schumann Quartet/Anna Lucia Richter review – immaculate playing prized efficiency over emotion
Despite great commitment from the mezzo-soprano, the four string players merged into corporate facelessness in this performance of Brahms and Schumann

Andrew Clements

02, Oct, 2022 @11:47 AM

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Conrad Tao review – full-blooded piano playing with a dash of quirk
Tao’s programme exploited his talents to the full, including a ‘pandemic repertoire’ of Beethoven, Adams and Tao himself

Andrew Clements

14, Jul, 2022 @1:53 PM

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OAE/Manacorda/Faust review – nimble brilliance and refined care
Isabelle Faust and Antonello Manacorda did their best to make the case for Schumann’s problematic violin concerto, while Manacorda brought something fresh to familiar works

Andrew Clements

17, Feb, 2022 @1:34 PM

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Schumann (Gerhaher Huber) Alle Lieder review - Schumann lovers will find it irresistible
Christian Gerhaher is front and centre of this impressive complete song project, to which he brings precision and attention to detail

Andrew Clements

23, Sep, 2021 @4:22 PM

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That way madness lies: why the obsession about diagnosing Robert Schumann?
The Romantic composer died in an asylum in 1856, since when musicians, doctors - and even the Nazis – have sought to name the illness that brought his early death. It tells us as much as about the story of modern psychiatry as it does about the man and his music.

Phil Hebblethwaite

17, Sep, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Roderick Williams and Andrew West: Birdsong review | classical album of the week
Baritone Williams brings his characteristic attention to text and tone to pieces usually sung by young women, including works by Schumann and Brahms

Erica Jeal

22, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Schumann: The Piano Trios; Piano Quintet; Piano Quartet review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Trio Wanderer capture Schumann’s playfulness in a group of works demanding contrast and balance

Andrew Clements

06, May, 2021 @5:00 PM

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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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