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The other Mendelssohn and the other Schumann

March 22nd, 2011 by Luke Fatora on Luke Fatora's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I’ve felt for quite some time that I’ve needed to sit down and listen to some of Fanny and Clara’s music; I have occasionally heard some of Clara’s piano music in recitals but not much else. As for Fanny, I hadn’t actually sat down and listened to any of her music until now. My first [...]

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Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Clara Schumann

by Samantha Chestney on Samantha Chestney's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Trio for Piano and Strings in D Minor, op.11 by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel.
First movement: The opening few minutes were not my very impressive to me. It was not very interesting, the string parts especially but towards the middle of the movement the cello enters with the melody as a solo that is continued and brought back [...]

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Fanny and Clara

by C. Shota Horikawa on Christopher Horikawa's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Clara Schumann – Three Romances for Violin and Piano, op. 22, No. 2:
Beautiful, but lacking in something. I don’t know what it quite is, but this piece just feels somewhat lacking in depth and impact. It may have just been the interpretation of the recording I listened to, but the piece feels like it doesn’t [...]

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