Louise Farrenc: Music For Violin and Piano

This new recording contains the two violin sonatas and the Variations Concertantes sur une Mélodie Suisse, of which Robert Schumann wrote: ‘So sure in outline, so logical in development … that one must fall under their charm, especially since a subtle aroma of romanticism hovers over them.’ Brilliant Classics Track List Variations concertantes sur une…

‘La Mantovana’ by Giuseppino del Biado

Translation Flee, flee, flee from this sky, harsh and unyielding, relentless cold. You, who shackle all in prison neither bending nor breaking to tears. You, the year’s cruel, frozen tyrant, flee, flee, flee to wherever winter has its eternal throne over the frost. Come, come white, come vermilion, you are the marvel of the world….

Caspar David Friedrich: Sunburst in the Riesengebirge

  ‘…thus it is a great merit, maybe the greatest thing the artist is capable of, when he touches the spirit and arouses thoughts, feelings and emotions in the beholder, even if these are not his own.’ Caspar David Friedrich Once Lost Dated from 1820 to the 1830’s, Sunburst in the Riesengebirge by Caspar David…