Schubert & Brahms - Complete Duos - Trockne Blumen - Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti - 2015 (FLAC, 24BIT – 88KHZ)

Schubert & Brahms – Complete Duos – Trockne Blumen – Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti – 2015 (FLAC, 24BIT – 88KHZ)

Composer: Johannes Brahms, Franz Peter Schubert
Performer: Pieter Wispelwey – cello, Paolo Giacometti – piano
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Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti /

Schubert & Brahms – Complete Duos – Trockne Blumen

Johannes Brahms (1833-97) / Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)

Schubert – Introduction and Variations on Trockne Blumen, Op. 160, D. 802

01. I. Introduction, Andante 02:50
02. II. Thema, Andantino 01:57
03. III. Variation I 01:41
04. IV. Variation II 01:50
05. V. Variation III 02:36
06. VI. Variation IV 01:55
07. VII. Variation V 02:23
08. VIII. Variation VI 02:39
09. IX. Variation VII 03:14

Brahms – Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38:

10. I. Allegro non troppo 14:03
11. II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto 05:05
12. III. Allegro 06:26

Schubert – Sonatine in A Minor, Op. 137/2, D. 385:

13. I. Allegro moderato 09:16

Following up on the acclaimed debut to their Duo Pilgrimage, cello virtuoso Pieter Wispelwey and his piano pal Paolo Giacometti continue their exploration of the complete duos by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms.

On the second installment of this 6 CD-journey, they investigate the dark color of the E minor key which pervades two milestones of the chamber genre. Brahms’ enigmatically somber Sonata for Piano and Violoncello op. 38 was the first major work for this combination since Beethoven’s iconic contributions half a century earlier. And in his Trockne Blumen variations, Schubert accomplishes a stunning instrumental dissection of a young miller’s hope grown cold after his rejection by “die Schöne Müllerin”; originally intended for piano and flute, the version on this disc is the world premiere recording with a violoncello instead of a flute. Slightly brighter – though not a lot in A minor – is the unusually crafty and unpredictable Sonatina D. 385 Schubert wrote at the age of 19.

Wispelwey and Giacometti have been called “exceptionally imaginative and impassioned performers” (American Record Guide), and their collaboration has spawned recordings rated as “fascinating, provocative, almost perverse” (Sunday Times). The first installment of the Duo Pilgrimage was hailed a “successful launch” (Kulturradio) on account of the “unspoken complicity between two virtuosi (…) who accomplish a sparkling, playful, cantabile account” (Cobra.be).

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