Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s birth audite releases Schumann’s piano quartet and piano quintet with the Mandelring Quartet and Claire-Marie Le Guay in June.
Robert Schumann composed, almost in a frenzy, his two works for strings and piano during the “chamber music year” of 1842. The quintet Op. 44 and the quartet Op. 47, highlights of nineteenth century chamber music, are works of exuberant energy and romantic internalisation. The piano part which Schumann intended for his newly wedded wife, Clara, is played by French pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay.