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Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano, Op 70

February 1849; originally for horn and piano; published with alternative versions for violin or cello; Schumann's first title was Romance and Allegro

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

Écrit tout juste deux jours après les Fantasiestücke, l’Adagio et Allegro (originellement baptisé Romance et Allegro) incarne le côté chanson d’amour de Schumann. La tendresse de l’Adagio, puis le bonheur extatique de l’Allegro nous le montrent sous son jour le plus romantique—et c’est aussi romantique qu’une musique peut l’être!

extrait des notes rédigées par Steven Isserlis © 2009
Français: Hypérion

Das Adagio und Allegro wurde nur zwei Tage nach den Fantasiestücken komponiert; es hieß ursprünglich Romanze und Allegro und zeigt Schumann in seiner romantischsten Manier. Und das ist so romantisch wie Musik nur sein kann!

aus dem Begleittext von Steven Isserlis © 2009
Deutsch: Renate Wendel


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