Schumann - Concertstück, Opus. 86 for Four Horns and Piano
Robert Schumann's Concertstück, Opus. 86 for Four Horns in F, is a work of incredible genius, in that it combines virtuosity, energy, expression, lyricism and harmonic invention. Written during Schumann's most prolific period in 1849, it is a marvelous showpiece for the Horn Quartet and arguably has not ever been surpassed for its sheer excitement. Each performer needs to be at the top of her/his game, but the rewards are well worth the effort. The three movement work of almost 20 minutes in length is a joy to perform and to listen to. Recommended for advanced performers.