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Colin Clarke
MusicWeb International, April 2005

A superb disc that will, I hope, act as an introduction for many to the music of Clara Schumann. Sub-Robert this ain’t. Clara has a personality all of her own, at once more ‘open-air’ than her husband, and at times (concerto) decidedly Chopinesque. If there is one thing that runs through all 54 minutes of this disc, it is Clara’s sure compositional voice; there is a confidence here that assures the listener that all is in hand.

Nicolosi, Bonussi and Noferini (the latter two not even listed on the disc cover) work very well indeed as a team, as polished and responsive to each other as they are to Clara’s stream of inspiration.

This is an important disc that I for one hope will introduce new listeners to this important composer. © 2005 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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