31. Robert Schumann Cello Concerto Op. 129

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31. Robert Schumann Cello Concerto Op. 129

One of the last works the great composer wrote embodies all the best traits of his music. Impetuous and intimate, it has been likened to Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream not only because of a few of the motifs, but the characters the pieces share. Schumann was fond of writing characters into his music, the famed and imaginary Florestan and Eusebius of his younger compositions were representations of his own personality traits: Florestan the passionate side, Eusebius the dreamy and introspective self. More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/