The first orchestra as a member of the Schumann Forum, the board of artists of the Schumann network
Musical direction: The concertmaster of the orchestra – Gottfried von der Goltz und Petra Müllejans – and guest conductors, cf. www.barockorchester.de/musikalische-leitung.html
The orchestra, cf. www.barockorchester.de/entdecken/
Gottfried von der Goltz
Anne Katharina Schreiber
Harpsichord | Organ
In 2014, the Orchestra, which has been awarded numerous prizes, suddenly amazed and enthused the audience with “Schumann pur”, performing concerts with a pure Schumann programme, and featuring outstanding soloists, along with an exquisite orchestra. The Schumann pure programme premiered on 12th April 2014 at Freiburg Concert Hall, and was broadcast on 22nd April 2014 by Deutschlandradio Kultur, the culture-oriented radio station of the German national service, cf. www.deutschlandradiokultur.de
There followed more concerts, all received with enthusiasm, at, amongst others, Berlin Philharmonic concert hall, Stuttgart Liederhalle concert hall, and Cologne Philharmonic concert hall.
“A whole evening of music by Robert Schumann – played by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra? Absolutely! In March 2012, our musicians had set out for the first time on a search for the “blue flower” of Romanticism, under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado. At the time, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Schumann were on the programme. Now, it is Schumann’s three greatest solo concertos and his seldom heard “Overture, Scherzo and Finale”, Op. 52, which our musicians will bring onto the stage of the Concert Hall with Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov. For the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, it was really a long way from Baroque to High Romanticism at the end of which a concert experience of a very special kind is now awaiting you: Schumann pur.”
Ouvertüre, Scherzo und Finale, Op. 52
Piano concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Violin concerto in D minor, WoO 23
Cello concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Freiburger Barockorchester, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado; soloists: Isabelle Faust (Violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (violoncello) und Alexander Melnikov (fortepiano)
See the enthusiastic review by Christoph Zimmermann: „Familienkonzert im Zeichen Schumanns“. in: http://www.klassikinfo.de (April 2014)
CD-Recordings of works by Schumann
Robert Schumann 1
Violinkonzert d-moll WoO 23; Klaviertrio Nr. 3 h-moll op. 110
Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexander Melnikov, Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto Op. 54
Piano Trio No. 2 Op. 80. Alexander Melnikov, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Freiburger Barockorchester / Pablo Heras-Casado.
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto, Piano Trio No. 1.
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov, Freiburger Barockorchester / Pablo Heras-Casado.