Schumann, Robert: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra
ArticleNr. SWR19422CD | 1 CD | 79 min | Booklet language englisch
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Robert Schumann: Fantasy C major op. 131 for Violin and Orchestra
Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto d minor WoO 23 for Violin and Orchestra
Robert Schumann: Concerto a minor for Violin and Orchestra (based on the cello concerto in A Minor, Op.129, Version for violin by the composer)
Robert Schumann: Garden Melody op. 85 No. 3 (Arrangement for Violin and Orchestra)
Robert Schumann: At the Fountain op. 85 No. 9 (Arrangement for Violin and Orchestra)
Robert Schumann: Evening Song op. 85 No. 12 (Arrangement for Violin and Orchestra)
An inspiring recording of all Robert Schumann's works for violin and orchestra. The album also contains arrangements of piano pieces for violin and orchestra (tracks 8, 9, 10) which are available only here. The soloist is the outstanding violinist Lena Neudauer.
Re-release of an SWR music bestseller (ex.93.258).
Most of Robert Schumann‘s works for violin and orchestra were composed for the great violinist Joseph Joachim, who was also the composer’s friend.
In addition to these famous works the album contains arrangements for violin of some of Schumann's piano pieces: two were arranged by Ernst Rudorff (1840–1916), inspired by Joseph Joachim, and one was arranged by Joachim himself. These arrangements are not available on any other recording.
The booklet text is by the renowned Schumann scholar Joachim Draheim, who gives deep insight into the emergence of the works, including Draheim's own discovery of Schumann’s arrangement for violin of his Cello Concerto.
Dating from September/October 1853, the Concerto for Violin in D minor is Schumann’s last composition for orchestra. No other great work in music history has traded so many misunderstandings and secrets, nor been met with such a curious and complex reception. This recording is the first to use the reliable Urtext edition, which was published in 2009.