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Schumann Album Reviews
Drive Featured Album, starting 18 January 2016 after 6pm
Superb live performances from classical music's A-listers.
Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 20 October 2014
Album of the Week, 2 June 2014
An outstanding debut from a young Spanish cellist. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 17 February 2014.
To celebrate the 80th birthday of Claudio Abbado, a brand new Schumann recording with the ensemble he founded, Orchestre Mozart. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 24 June 2013.
Felicity Lott, Ann Murray and Graham Johnson tap straight into Schumann's tender side on this beautiful recording of his song and piano works
A reissued disc of pianist Maurizio Pollini's compelling performance of Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze is one of the best recordings you'll hear
Truls Mørk gives a glorious performance of Schumann's difficult Cello Concerto with deft accompaniment from Paavo Järvi
The fearsome demands of Schumann's piano works hold no fear for the awe-inspiring Philippe Cassard on this essential disc
Leonard Bernstein's 1953 American Decca Recordings see the master on top of his conducting game, adding his distinctive style to the old guard
A beautiful rendition of Schumanns' 3 String Quartets performed by one of France's finest ensembles, the Ysaÿe Quartet
Eric Le Sage wonderfully presents the piano music of Schumann, deeply proficient in the composer's idiom
It’s good to see Leon McCawley back in the recording studio at last with a collection of Schumann that is clearly close to his heart
Pianist Nelson Freire performs four piano works by Schumann
A superb showcase for the incredible talent of Andreas Brantelid.
Mark Padmore excels even himself with his masterly rendition of Schumann's Dichterliebe (‘A Poet’s Love’) and Liederkreis (‘Song Cycle’)
The South Jutland Symphony Orchestra lead by Vladimir Ziva give us a rare opportunity to hear all of Schumann’s works for piano and orchestra on one disc
A real treat for the ears.
Delightful piano playing that does Schumann justice.
The Gringolts Quartet add a new dimension to familiar material.
Voces Intimae recreate Schumann with the aid of period instruments.
Schumann’s only piano concerto was a very long time in the making.
The Doric Quartet adds imagination and care to these fantastic pieces of music.
Rachel Roberts has found the ideal partner in Lars Vogt and together they perfectly capture works by Brahms and Schumann
András Schiff relishes the big gestures in four early Schumann works, but also brings a tenderness to this lovely recording
A wonderfully chosen selection of songs by Mr and Mrs Schumann, beautifully performed by Miah Persson and Joseph Breini
These three full-sized trios are meaty, romantic, powerful works that don’t feature as often in concert as they deserve.