Beethoven & Schumann: The Works for Violoncello and Piano

Beethoven & Schumann: The Works for Violoncello and Piano

by Jan Vogler

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Overview

Beethoven & Schumann: The Works for Violoncello and Piano

Pleasant enough as far they go, these performances of the complete cello works of Beethoven and Schumann by cellist Jan Vogler and pianist Bruno Canino will not change the course of mighty rivers or lower the price of bread, but they do make for three relaxing hours of listening. Vogler is more of a warm-hearted lyrical player than a powerhouse dramatic player and his approach works better in Beethoven's variations than in sonatas, better in his Adagio e cantabiles than his Allegro con brios, better in his early High Classical style than in later gnarly and gnomic manner, and best of all in Schumann's passionate outpourings of pure early Romantic ardor. It's not that Vogler can't play the music: he's a consummate musician with an impeccable technique and a round, singing tone. It's when the music calls for expressive emotionality that Vogler excels, but when it calls for risk-taking impetuosity, Vogler declines. Bruno Canino is a fine pianist and a better accompanist, and he rightly demurs to Vogler's interpretive lead from start to finish. Berlin Classics' mid-'90s digital sound is clear, close, and very immediate.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/30/2005
Label: Berlin Classics
UPC: 0782124134921
catalogNumber: 1349

Tracks

  1. Sonata for cello & piano No. 1 in F major, Op. 5/1
  2. Sonata for cello & piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5/2
  3. Adagio & Allegro for horn (or violin or cello) & piano in A flat major, Op. 70
  4. Sonata for cello & piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
  5. Variations for cello & piano in G major on Handel's "See, the Conqu'ring Hero comes," WoO 45
  6. Variations for cello & piano in F major on Mozart's "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen," Op. 66
  7. Variations for cello & piano in E flat major on Mozart's "Bei Männern," WoO 46
  8. Phantasiestücke (3 Fantasy Pieces) for clarinet (or cello or violin) & piano, Op. 73
  9. Sonata for cello & piano No. 4 in C major, Op. 102/1
  10. Sonata for cello & piano No. 5 in D major, Op. 102/2
  11. Stücke im Volkston (5) for cello (or violin) & piano, Op. 102

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jan Vogler   Primary Artist

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