Composed just a couple of days after the Fantasiestücke
, the Adagio and Allegro
, originally called Romance and Allegro
, represents Schumann in love-song mode. The tenderness of the Adagio
, followed by the ecstatic happiness of the Allegro
, shows Schumann at his most romantic. And that is as romantic as music can be!
from notes by Steven Isserlis © 2009