Schumann, Cello Concerto in A minor (Op.129)

The Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129, by Robert Schumann was completed in a period of only two weeks, between 10 October and 24 October 1850, shortly after Schumann became the music
director at Düsseldorf. The concerto was never played in Schumann's lifetime. It was premiered on 9 June 1860, four years after his death, at the Leipzig Conservatory in a concert in honour of the 50th anniversary of Schumann's birth, with Ludwig Ebert as soloist. The length of a typical performance is about 25 minutes.


VIDEO: Jacqueline du Pre plays Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor (Op.129) New Philharmonia Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

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