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Sonatas for violin and piano op. 105 & 121 - 4 song arrangements
Robert Schumann

Linus Roth / José Gallardo

Sonatas for violin and piano op. 105 & 121 - 4 song arrangements

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917234121
Catnr: CC 72341
Release date: 29 May 2009
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Challenge Classics
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0608917234121
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CC 72341
Release date
29 May 2009

"CD-Tip - a reference recording. They play in a heavenly beauty, sparkling vitality and with an excellent balanced sound."

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 24-3-2013
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About the album

What do you particularly like about Schumann’s sonatas?
José Gallardo: These two sonatas are wonderful works; both parts are excellently balanced. The way the violin part dovetails with the piano and the two instruments supplement and communicate with each other is brilliantly composed.
Linus Roth: The third movement of the d minor Sonata is one of my personal favourites. The simplicity and beauty of this melody – but I also find the inner strife and emotional outbursts so characteristic of late Schumann simply heart-rending.

You have also arranged several songs by Schumann yourself for violin and piano. What gave you the idea?
Linus Roth: First of all we came across the version of “Abendlied” (Evening Song) written by Joseph Joachim. It was quite the normal thing for violinists of this era to make the beautiful melodies of a song their own, a tradition continued by violinists like Jascha Heifetz, Nathan Milstein and so forth.

José Gallardo: We think the sheer beauty of this music is truly without limits. The arrange-ments have been created with great respect towards Schumann and out of love for his music.

Were there any other musicians or events that inspired you to embark on this repertoire?
José Gallardo: Schumann has always enjoyed great popularity in Argentina and so his music was performed a great deal. I remember countless concerts with his works, which I heard as a child in Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. I find it difficult to pick out a specific musician, because the artists who appeared there were always fantastic and world-famous.
Linus Roth: For me it was especially my teacher Prof. Ana Chumachenco.

While I was studying, I had the opportunity of working intensively on these two sonatas with her, and time and again I think back to those really inspiring lessons.
Jong duo brengt sonates van Schumann en liederen van eigen hand
Dit album is gewijd aan muziek voor viool en piano door Robert Schumann. Het bevat twee sonates, Opus 105 in a-klein en Opus 121 in d-klein, en vier arrangementen van liederen. De sonates en liedarrangementen worden gespeeld door José Gallardo en Linus Roth, een pianist en violist die al 10 jaar lang een inspirerend duo vormen. Zij hebben zelf 4 van de liedarrangementen samengesteld.

Als solist heeft Roth gespeeld met de grootste muziekensembles ter wereld, waaronder de Royal Liverpool Philharmonic en de Wiener Kammerphilharmonie. Hij speelt op de “Dancla” Stradivariusviool uit 1703. José Gallardo speelde op grote muziekevenementen, waaronder het Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival en het Asiago Fetival in Italië.
Der deutsche Geiger Lius Roth gehört zu den interessantesten Musikern der jüngeren Generation und wurde u.a. 2006 für seine Debüt-CD bei EMI CLASSICS mit dem Echo-Klassik-Preis der Deutschen Phono-Akademie als Bester Nachwuchskünstler ausgezeichnet. Seit 1997 spielt er die Stradivari ?Dancla? aus dem Jahr 1703. Der argentinische Pianist José Gallardo ist ein international gefragter Solist und Kammermusikpartner und lehrt seit Herbst 2008 am Leopold Mozart Zentrum der Universität Augsburg. Gemeinsam präsentieren sie hiermit eine sehr eigenständige Interpretation der Schumann-Sonaten, die die Einfachheit und Schönheit der Melodien betont und gleichzeitig die innere Zerrissenheit und emotionalen Ausbrüche dieses späten Schumann-Werkes nachvollziehen lässt. 'Die künstlerische Reife Roths ist angesichts des jungen Alters außergewöhnlich, seine beiläufig kenntliche technische Sicherheit eigentlich Nebensache....' (FAZ)

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Linus Roth

Linus Roth, who received the ECHO KLASSIK Award as 'Best Newcomer' 2006 for his début CD on the label EMI, was awarded his second ECHO award in 2017 for his recording of the violin concertos by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky with the London Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Sanderling. Linus Roth has made a name for himself internationally, not just with his acclaimed work in core repertoire, but also with his discovery / rediscovery of works that have undeservedly fallen into oblivion.  He has devoted special attention to the works of Mieczysław Weinberg, both on the concert platform and the recording studio.  Roth's recording of the complete works for violin and piano by Mieczysław Weinberg, released in 2013 by Challenge Classics to wide...
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Linus Roth, who received the ECHO KLASSIK Award as 'Best Newcomer' 2006 for his début CD on the label EMI, was awarded his second ECHO award in 2017 for his recording of the violin concertos by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky with the London Symphony Orchestra under Thomas Sanderling.
Linus Roth has made a name for himself internationally, not just with his acclaimed work in core repertoire, but also with his discovery / rediscovery of works that have undeservedly fallen into oblivion. He has devoted special attention to the works of Mieczysław Weinberg, both on the concert platform and the recording studio. Roth's recording of the complete works for violin and piano by Mieczysław Weinberg, released in 2013 by Challenge Classics to wide public and critical acclaim was followed up by recordings of Weinberg’s Violin Concerto with the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester and his Concertino with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn. Both CDs were selected as 'Editor’s Choice' by Gramophone magazine. Making Mieczysław Weinberg’s oeuvre known to a wider audience is also the aim of the International Weinberg Society, which Linus Roth founded in 2015. This association organises and sponsors concerts, readings, exhibitions, interdisciplinary events and publications on the work and life of the Polish-Jewish composer. For the 100th anniversary of Weinberg’s birth in 2019, Linus Roth will curate two days of events dedicated to the composer in the form of six concerts at Wigmore Hall in London. In addition to chamber music works, all of Weinberg’s six sonatas for violin and piano as well as the three sonatas for solo violin will be played, including by Linus Roth himself.
Linus Roth has played as a soloist with many leading orchestras including the Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, the German Radio Symphony Orchestras of broadcasters SWR and Berlin, the Orquesta de Cordoba, the Orchestra della Toscana in Florence, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and the Bruckner Orchester Linz. Conductors with whom Roth has worked include Gerd Albrecht, Frank Beermann, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Finnegan Downie Dear, Dennis Russell Davies, Kevin John Edusei, Dan Ettinger, James Gaffigan, Hartmut Haenchen, Domonkos Héja, Antony Hermus, Manfred Honeck, Kirill Karabits, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Mihkel Kütson, Leo McFall, Thomas Sanderling, Konstantin Trinks, and Antoni Wit.
A passionate chamber musician, he has performed fellow musicians such as Nicolas Altstaedt, Gautier Capuçon, Kim Kashkashian, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Albrecht Mayer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Andreas Ottensamer, Benjamin Schmid, Christian Poltéra, Julian Steckel, Markus Schirmer, Julien Quentin, Jens-Peter Maintz, Florian Uhlig, Itamar Golan and Danjulo Ishizaka, among others. He has also worked closely for several years with the Argentinean pianist José Gallardo.
Linus Roth attended the preparatory class of Prof. Nicolas Chumachenco at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany, before going on to study with Prof. Zakhar Bron. Subsequently, he pursued his studies for several years with Prof. Ana Chumachenco at the Universities of Music in Zurich and Munich. Salvatore Accardo, Miriam Fried and Josef Rissin have also been important influences on him. During his studies, Linus Roth held a scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.
In October 2012, Linus Roth was appointed Professor of Violin at the 'Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum' at Augsburg University and is also the artistic director of the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg. In addition, Linus Roth is the Founder and Artistic Director of the International Festival Ibiza Concerts and from 2020 on of the music festival Schwäbischer Frühling in Ochsenhausen /Germany Linus Roth plays the Stradivarius violin 'Dancla' from 1703 on kind loan from the music foundation of the L-Bank Baden-Württemberg.
In his free time, Roth enjoys fitness sports of all kinds, travelling, eating out and loves boating around the Mediterranean. He has lived in Munich for many years.


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José Gallardo

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, José Gallardo started piano lessons at the age of five, at first at the Conservatory in Buenos Aires. Later he continued his studies with Prof. Poldi Mildner in the Faculty of Music at the University of Mainz, completing his diploma in 1997. Even then he realised his first love would be for chamber music. His musical inspiration came from such artists as Menahem Pressler, Alfonso Montecino, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Sergiu Celibidache, Rosalyn Tureck and Bernard Greenhouse. José Gallardo has won many national and international awards. Invitations followed for numerous tours and festivals, including the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the Asiago Festival in Italy, the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Kronberg Cello Festival, and the Rheingau...
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A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, José Gallardo started piano lessons at the age of five, at first at the Conservatory in Buenos Aires. Later he continued his studies with Prof. Poldi Mildner in the Faculty of Music at the University of Mainz, completing his diploma in 1997. Even then he realised his first love would be for chamber music.
His musical inspiration came from such artists as Menahem Pressler, Alfonso Montecino, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Sergiu Celibidache, Rosalyn Tureck and Bernard Greenhouse.
José Gallardo has won many national and international awards. Invitations followed for numerous tours and festivals, including the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the Asiago Festival in Italy, the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Kronberg Cello Festival, and the Rheingau Music Festival.
He is very busy playing recitals and concerts, including chamber music appearances with other musicians in Europe, Asia, Israel, Oceania and South America, among them Alberto Lysy, Gidon Kremer, Chen Zimbalista, Julius Berger, Danjulo Ishizaka, Nicolas Altstaedt and many more. Concert halls he has played in include the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Hamburg Musikhalle, the Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Teatro della Pergola Florence and the Wigmore Hall London. From 1998 to 2008, he taught in the faculty of music at the University of Mainz; since autumn 2008, he has been teaching at the Leopold Mozart Zentrum in the University of Augsburg.

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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing. Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in...
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Robert Schumann was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann left the study of law, intending to pursue a career as a virtuoso pianist. He had been assured by his teacher Friedrich Wieck that he could become the finest pianist in Europe, but a hand injury ended this dream. Schumann then focused his musical energies on composing.
Schumann's published compositions were written exclusively for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra; many Lieder (songs for voice and piano); four symphonies; an opera; and other orchestral, choral, and chamber works. Works such as Carnaval, Symphonic Studies, Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana, and the Fantasie in C are among his most famous. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music), a Leipzig-based publication which he jointly founded.
In 1840, Schumann married Friedrich Wieck's daughter Clara, against the wishes of her father, following a long and acrimonious legal battle, which found in favour of Clara and Robert. Clara also composed music and had a considerable concert career as a pianist, the earnings from which, before her marriage, formed a substantial part of her father's fortune.
Schumann suffered from a mental disorder, first manifesting itself in 1833 as a severe melancholic depressive episode, which recurred several times alternating with phases of ‘exaltation’ and increasingly also delusional ideas of being poisoned or threatened with metallic items. After a suicide attempt in 1854, Schumann was admitted to a mental asylum, at his own request, in Endenich near Bonn. Diagnosed with "psychotic melancholia", Schumann died two years later in 1856 without having recovered from his mental illness.

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CD-Tip - a reference recording. They play in a heavenly beauty, sparkling vitality and with an excellent balanced sound.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 24-3-2013

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