Duo EnsariSchuch
Brahms: Popular from the East

Brahms at the center of a complex web of relationships: the Turkish-German duo traces not only his Hungarian connections, but also his influence on fellow Czech Antonín Dvořák, whom Brahms referred to his own publisher Fritz Simrock - whereupon the latter ordered the popular "Slavonic Dances," modeled on the famous "Hungarian Dances." Brahms reveals himself as a follower and admirer of Robert Schumann in 1861 in the Variations op. 23, in which he takes up the moving theme of the older colleague's "Ghost Variations," still unpublished at the time.

Duo EnsariSchuch

Gülru Ensari

Herbert Schuch

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dances 1, 2, 5, 11

Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dances op. 72,1/ 72,2 und 72,7

György Kurtág
Selection from the Jatekok cycle (since 1973)

Béla Bartók
Hungarian Peasant Songs No. 11

Béla Kéler

Johannes Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Schumann op. 23

Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in the arrangement by Clara Schumann for piano four hands

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