Originally for clarinet and piano. The circumstances in which these poetic "Soiree Pieces" (thus their original title) came into being are quite surprising. In 1849 Dresden was seized by violent political turmoil that ultimately forced Schumann to flee with Clara to the countryside. Yet none of this is apparent in the music of these three pieces, whose idyllic character signifies a longing for harmony and seclusion. Originally conceived for the clarinet, they were accompanied by alternative parts for violin and cello as early as the original print.Includes a section of detailed editorial notes.
Title: Fantasy Pieces, Op.73 for Cello and Piano, By Schumann, Robert, Published by G. Henle Urtext Editions, Item number: HN422
Edited by Jean-Christophe Monnier. With a supplementary cello part marked by David Geringas.
Composed in 1880, Élégie was intended to be the slow movement for
a sonata. Fauré gave up the sonata project and published the piece
individually. It was so successful that Fauré was urged by the publisher
to write further pieces.
Romances, Op. 36 & 67. Edition for Cello and Piano.
Camille Saint-Saëns composed his two Romances for Horn for two of the
most respected French horn players of the time: Opus 67 in E major from
1866 is dedicated to Henri Chaussier; Opus 36 in F major from 1874 was
written for Henri Garigue. Despite the illustrious recipients, they are
not virtuosic showpieces but - as the term Romance suggests - short "Songs without words" that fully savor the typical romantic sound of the
horn. Alongside the orchestral version, Saint-Saëns also prepared a
piano accompaniment for chamber music performances. The first editions
also had an alternative part for cello, on which this edition is
based. Urtext edition with marked and unmarked string parts.