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Claude Debussy Claude Debussy
1862-1918

Cello Sonata
1915
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As neither the enjoyment nor the capacity of producing musical notes are faculties of the least direct use to man in reference to his ordinary habits of life, they must be ranked amongst the most mysterious with which he is endowed. Charles Darwin

Schumann, Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132

December 17th, 2006

Robert Schumann, 1810-1856

Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales), Op. 132, for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, 1853

Robert Schumann was a quintessential Romantic. Intensely passionate about literature and music, he devoted himself to both forms of expression, each extensively informing the other. Often inspired by love for his wife, Schumann wrote music for and about Clara with thematic references to her name and musical depictions of her idealized persona. Asserting that great music followed its own intrinsic demands, he produced compositions that were highly individual in form and character, striking many of his contemporaries as irregular, idiosyncratic, even indulgent. Despite his noble, ardent quest, his music was not generally appreciated during his lifetime. Schumann was uniquely suited to fanciful miniatures for the piano, his own instrument, with many of the works bearing novel, extra-musical titles he applied in passing only after completing them in trancelike state of creativity. « more »


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