Louis Théodore Gouvy: Piano Quintet in A, op. 24

performed by the Denis Clavier Quartet with Dimitris Saroglou, piano (cover image by Gaetano Cessati) Louis Théodore Gouvy was born on July 3, 1819 into a “into a French-speaking family in the village of Goffontaine, in the Sarre, a region on the … Continue reading Louis Théodore Gouvy: Piano Quintet in A, op. 24

Schumann’s Drei Fantasiestücke, op. 73, for clarinet and piano

performed by two separate teams:the clarinet and piano duo here or a truly splendid performance by Capucon and Argerich (cello, not clarinet) Welcome to part two of our three (and a half?) part clarinet series. Today’s piece was originally written for clarinet and piano, but it seems that it is more often performed on cello. That isn’t against the composer’s wish, though, as he’d directed that the clarinet part could be played either on violin or cello as well.Schumann is a composer I’m not terribly familiar with, as evidenced by my poor attention to his symphonies I wrote about a … Continue reading Schumann’s Drei Fantasiestücke, op. 73, for clarinet and piano