"Of the major classical composers, Schubert may be the trickiest to get right due to the deep emotions that lurk just beneath (and regularly break through) his music's genteel surface. On this, their 11th album, the husband-and-wife duo of violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves strike the right balance, playing with uncanny unity of purpose, whether they're spinning a heart-rending melody (the Andante of the Fantasy in C Major is especially beautiful) or bringing the ruckus (the Rondo in B Minor builds to a thrilling conclusion)." - Robert Rowat, CBC Music
This recording by Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, violin and Timothy Steeves, piano) contains Franz Schubert's complete works for violin and piano. This music is all about melody. His music is magical, mysterious, deeply poignant and intimate.
"Grace and fire ... fury and repose ... a triumphant mass of non-stop energy" – WholeNote
"Majesty, passion and excitement. Inspiring!" – Wiener Zeitung (Vienna)
"Splendid … a miracle of knowledge and poetry" – Gramophone
Canada’s premiere violin and piano ensemble, Duo Concertante, are partners in music and in life. Critics have praised Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves’ "artistry, poetry, and impeccable technique" (La Scena Musicale) and "deeply integrated performances that flow naturally as if the music were being created on the spot" (Gramophone).
The Duo’s busy touring schedule across North America, Europe, and China has led to performances at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, the National Arts Centre, Shanghai City Theatre, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.
Catalog: MAR 499 - CD - first 10 tracks
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Catalog: MAR 499 - Digital - all 21 tracks
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Fantasy in C major for violin and piano, op. 159, D 934
1. Andante molto
2. Allegretto (Listen)
4. Tempo I – Allegro vivace
Sonata in A major, op. 162, D 574
5. Allegro moderato
6. Scherzo: Presto
8. Allegro vivace
Rondo in B minor, op. 70, D 895
Sonatina in D major, op. 137, no. 1, D 384
11. Allegro molto
13. Allegro vivace
Sonatina in A minor, op. 137, no. 2, D 385
14. Allegro moderato
16. Minuet: Allegro
Sonatina in G minor, op. 137, no. 3, D 408
18. Allegro giusto
20. Minuet: Allegro vivace
21. Allegro moderato
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