Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas

Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Lars Vogt, piano



Booklet with liner notes in English and German


September 2013

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1205-2


Track listing

CD 70:13
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 17:06
1 I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck 7:49
2 II. Allegretto 3:46
3 III. Lebhaft 5:31
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121 32:49
4 I. Ziemlich langsam lebhaft 13:39
5 II. Sehr lebhaft 4:24
6 III. Leise, einfach 5:19
7 IV. Bewegt 9:27
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in A minor, WoO 2 19:48
8 I. Ziemlich langsam 7:16
9 II. Intermezzo: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell 2:26
10 III. Lebhaft 3:19
11 IV. Finale: Markiertes, ziemlich lebhaftes Tempo 6:47

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Gramophone Recording of the Month
ICMA Nomination 2014
Pizzicato 'Supersonic Award'

Press review

Tetzlaff, more than any other violinist around today, is utterly attuned to Schumann's idiom in these later works: the mercurial changes of mood are conveyed as if they're the most natural thing in the world (...). This, quite simply, wipes the floor with the competition. If you have the slightest interest in Schumann's chamber music, add it to your shelves.
Harriet Smith, Gramophone January 2014, Recording of the Month
There's no doubting the rewarding partnership of Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt in this admirable account. Their partnership is equal throughout (...). Piercing intelligence and verve illuminate each movement; and Tetzlaff is never afraid to take his tone right down to a whisper, enhancing the works' everpresent shadows. There is exemplary tenderness, tempered at all times by good sense.
Performance: ****, Recording: *****
Jessica Duche, BBC Music Magazine, February 2014

Robert Schumann kommen die wenigsten Geiger unserer Zeit so nah. Und Vogts Klavierspiel ist schlicht kongenial. Eine kleine Sensation.
Aachener Zeitung, 5.10.2013

Complete description

Ondine is pleased to announce the second chamber music recording with violinist Christian Tetzlaff, featuring his long time musical partner pianist Lars Vogt.

With the selection of these violin sonatas for violin and piano by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) the artists show the development of the composer, including the third sonata that was neglected for a long time after Schumann's death and only premiered in 1956.

Christian Tetzlaff has been considered one of the world's leading international violinists for many years, and still maintains a most extensive performing schedule. Musical America named him "Instrumentalist of the Year" in 2005 and his recording of the violin concertos by Mendelssohn and Schumann, released on Ondine in 2011 (ODE 1195-2), received the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik".

Lars Vogt was appointed the first ever "Pianist in Residence" by the Berlin Philharmonic in 2003/04 and enjoys a high profile as a soloist and chamber musician.

The earlier release of Sonatas for Piano and Violin by Mozart (ODE 1204-2) with Tetzlaff and Vogt has won many awards, among them the Gramophone Editor's Choice and the Recording of the Month, Chamber Choice, for BBC Music Magazine.