CAMILLO SCHUMANN (1872-1946): Horn Sonatas No. 1 in F, Op. 118 and No. 2 in D, Op. posth., 3 Recital Pieces, Op. 82, LAURENT MÉNAGER (1835-1902): Sur la Montagne, Op. 35.
Catalogue Number: 12V039
Description: Schumann, a pupil of Reinecke in Leipzig, enjoyed an admired career as an organist, pianist and prolific composer. He pursued a traditional path that reflected his own training, interests and beliefs- barely acknowledging the tumultuous contemporary musical world of Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Instead, his works for horn and piano enshrine the finest qualities of German Romantic music. Sur la montagne by Laurent Ménager, a leading Luxembourgian composer, is a short but richly evocative depiction of a mountain landscape. Leo Halsdorf (horn), Kae Shiraki (piano).