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Joyous Appreciation

Schumann's Piano Quartet
and Piano Quintet -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

''... all the requisite drive and poise.''

Schumann: Piano Quintet Op 44; Piano Quartet Op 47. Alexander Melnikov, piano. Jerusalem Quartet. © 2012 harmonia mundi sa

The last months of 1842 were inordinately busy in the Schumann household. It was Schumann's chamber music year, and towards the end of it he had many a sleepless night because of the abundance of music teeming through his brain. His wife Clara reported that the last week of September had passed quietly, which only meant that Robert could work with the greater concentration...

Copyright © 4 June 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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SCHUMANN: PIANO QUINTET AND PIANO QUARTET

ROBERT SCHUMANN

ALEXANDER MELNIKOV

HARMONIA MUNDI

PIANO MUSIC

CHAMBER MUSIC

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