CLARA, ROBERT, JOHANNES: ATMOSPHERE AND MASTERY by Alexander Shelley and National Arts Centre Orchestra | Orchestre du Centre national des Arts du Canada
Label: Analekta
Cat number: AN28882-3
My contribution to this amazing production
Producer, Recording engineer, Mixing, Editing engineer and Mastering engineer

This is the third of four albums to be released that will form a recording cycle that explores the closely intertwined personal and artistic connections between three musical giants: Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Robert Schumann’s and Johannes Brahms’ symphonies will be paired and combined with Clara Schumann’s chamber works and orchestral pieces, including some special gems. “I have always loved these symphonies and saw many links between them. It has always been my dream to record them and release them together. No story of these two composers is complete without Clara, as famous in her lifetime as her husband, and a strong influence on both Robert and Johannes.  We crafted this vision with Clara Schumann scholar Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers, to combine the symphonies with pieces by Clara in ways that provide an insightful narrative to the intertwined lives and works of these three Romantics.” – Alexander Shelley

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"A una encendida versión del trío de Clara se unen sus brillantes preludios y fugas en versión de Stewart Shelley. Gabriela Montero, además de interpretar su encendida lectura del concierto de Clara, despliega sus inevitables improvisaciones."