Chamber music occupies the largest part of Camillo Schumann' extensive compositional output, his admiration of Brahms, Liszt and Rachmaninov evident at every turn. The cello sonatas and concert pieces on this disc also demonstrate Schumann' own distinctiv
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Ms. Kliegel Has Done It Again!March 3 2012
Peter Lorenz Artle
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Format: Audio CD
I purchased this album about six months ago, never having heard of Camillo Schumann, (no relation to Robert)and although the music is certainly not representative of his time (one could say he's rather old fashioned) - I have to say the music is great! These cello and piano works are both Brahms and Liszt inspired but have an added 20th century freshness to them. The music varies from highly energetic sections to some more mysterious reflective passages throughout these works, without becoming redundant in any way.
This is one of Marie Kliegel's more recent (2009)and absolute finest recordings. The pianist Francesco Piemontesi (whom I had not heard earlier) exhibits pure musicality with an impeccable technique, and the two musicians together definitely have a chemistry, as I've found the case to be with Maria Kliegel's early 90's recordings with Kristin Merscher.
This record is a keeper and a bargain! I hope these two wonderful musicians record more albums together.