Schumann: Quartet in E-flat major for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47
SOMETHING TO KNOW:
Schumann tended to focus on one genre at a time, and he wrote his Piano Quartet in 1842, the year he concentrated on chamber music.
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
The piece uses scordatura tuning: at the end of the third movement, the cello plays an extra-low B-flat by tuning the lowest string down a step mid-movement.
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on March 3, 2015.
Video produced by Ibis Productions.