Schumann: Piano Concerto; Piano Quintet - Augustin Dumay (violin); Gérard Caussé (viola); Jian Wang (cello); Maria João Pires (piano); Renaud Capuçon (violin); Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Claudio Abbado (conductor)
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  1. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  2. Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
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Deutsche Grammophon has another excellent Schumann Concerto in its catalog, the Pollini/Abbado, with the Berlin Philharmonic, coupled with a good but not great Schoenberg Piano Concerto. Not surprisingly, Pollini is more muscular and evenly balanced in the Schumann, even if he is, as usual, a bit straitlaced. Pires is always the sensitive and probing artist, or so it seems. Here, she is alert from the opening descending chords to the expressive potential in every bar. She puts much more thinking and feeling in her ...

Schumann: Piano Concerto; Piano Quintet 2000, Deutsche Grammophon

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