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Felix Mendelssohn Felix Mendelssohn

Cello Sonata No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 45
The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all, but it is the most difficult to play. Richard Strauss

Schumann, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47

April 3rd, 2005

Robert Schumann, 1810-1856

Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47, 1842

Robert Schumann1842 is often called Schumann’s “Year of Chamber Music” because, in a stretch of nearly unbroken intensity, he produced three string quartets, a piano trio, the innovative piano quintet and the piano quartet. The Piano Quartet in E-flat-major, Op. 47, was the last of the series, written within a few weeks. Given Schumann’s affinity for the piano, it is not surprising that the piano quartet and piano quintet remain the most popular his chamber works. Of the two, the quartet, with is smaller ensemble, is naturally more intimate, its character more delicate, « more »

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