Schumann: Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra
Ulf Wallin (violin)
Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie, Frank Beermann
Wallin captures a freshness and energy in his performance. Brushing aside those associations of madness that have coloured Schumann's music, Wallin and his equally dedicated orchestra and conductor... — Classic FM Magazine
This release brings together Robert Schumann’s complete production for violin and orchestra – three works from the period just before the composer was confined to the mental institution where he would die within two years.
The only work here that was performed in Schumann’s lifetime was the Fantasy in C major, dedicated to the violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim.
Written shortly afterwards, the Violin Concerto in D minor was also intended this work for Joachim, but he never performed the work in public, and it remained unperformed until 1937.
A dedicated advocate of Schumann’s music, the soloist Ulf Wallin has gone back to the composer's autographs in order to present these works in their purest form. He is aided by the fine team of the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie and their conductor Frank Beerman.