«Schumann: Complete Works For Violin and Orchestra”
Fantasie in C major for Violin and Orchestra, Op.131,
Abendlied, Op. 85 No. 12,
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23,
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 (arranged from the Cello Concerto).
Lena Neudauer (Violin).
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern – Pablo Gonzalez.
This is a special release! Firstly, is no other album that gathers together all pieces for violin and orchestra by Robert Schumann. Secondly, this recording was made using the recently published critical edition of the Violin Concerto. Earlier editions had hundreds of errors. Thirdly, this release also includes Schumann’s own arrangement of his beloved Cello Concerto for violin and orchestra – an addition that is certain to come as a revelation to many! The Fantasie Op 131 was a “sketch” of sort for the Violin Concerto. The three song- arrangements for violin and orchestra also come from the Schumann circle – Joseph Joachim, who was the most famous violinist of the age, was consulted by Schumann when he was working on his Concerto, while Ernst Rudorff was a pupil of Clara Schumann and was very familiar with the music of Robert. The young violinist Lena Neudauer is the featured artist of this recording. Born ub 1984 in Munich, Lena Neudauer began at playing the violin at the age of three and at age 10 had already given her first concert with orchestra. The following year Lena Neudauer entered the class of Helmut Zehetmair at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and later studied with Thomas Zehetmair and Christoph Poppen. She has received enthusiastic support and accolades from Felix Andrievsky, Ana Chumachenco, Midori Goto, Nobuko Imai and Seiji Ozawa.