SCHUMANN: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 129; Romantic Concert Pieces for 'Cello and Piano
Composed by Robert Schumann. Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3705).
Item Number: MO.MMOCD3705
ISBN 1596153962. Soloist: Concerto: Vladimir Babbin, cello; Concertpieces: Kate Dillingham, cello; Ensemble: Concerto: Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra; Concertpieces: Linda Kessler-Ferri, piano; Conductor: Emil Kahn.
Schumann's concerto for violoncello, written in 1850, is one of the great pieces for this instrument. Schumann cast this piece (which he called a "concert-piece") in connected movements which give it an almost fantasia-like character. The accompanying concert pieces on this album are gems of the romantic repertoire. Glorious music!
Includes a high-quality printed solo part and a compact disc containing a complete performance with soloist; then a second version with the orchestral accompaniment, minus you, the soloist.
- Violoncello Concerto in A minor, op. 129 Performed by Robert Schumann
- Le Carnaval des Animaux (Carnival of the Animals): XIII. La Cygne (The Swan) (arr. for 'cello & piano) Performed by Camille Saint-Saens
- Apres Un Reve Performed by Gabriel Faure (transcr. Casals)
- Song Without Words in D major, op. 109 Performed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn