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A Poet's Love, Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet - Schumann: Dichterliebe
Artist
Timothy Ridout / Frank Dupree
Label
Harmonia Mundi
Catalogue Number
HMN916118
Release Date
August 20, 2021

In their debut recording for harmonia mundi, the young viola prodigy Timothy Ridout and his musical accomplice Frank Dupree celebrate the power of love, with selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, performed in Borisovsky’s popular arrangement, and with their own transcription of Schumann’s Dichterliebe. The voice of the heart and the soul of candour, here the viola displays an astonishing range of emotions and expressive colours – from boisterous to tender or introspective in the Prokofiev excerpts, while also mirroring the myriad nuances of Heine’s poems in Schumann’s sublime musical love letter to his Clara. 

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