...One year ago Peter Marti (cello) and Andreas
Schumacher (guitar) joined to form a duo of exemplary musical harmony. This
imaginative cooperation resulted in an extraordinary and delightful
programme of chamber music that was presented bythe SMPV (Swiss association
of music teachers).
...A sizable crowd allowed themselves to be carried away fromeveryday life
by savouring the melodious emotions of this music.
...The combination with guitar gave the pieces a charming localcolour, while
the cello adaptations met perfectly the melancholicand elegiac mood.
...In the suite populaire espanola by Manuel de Falla the fulltemperament of
the ‘Spanish soul’ was displayed.
… It became a harmonic dialog between the guitar and the cello,
…, the duo, founded in 1996 and consisting of the two teachersSigune Lauffer
(cello) and Andreas Schumacher (guitar), performedflawlessly and yet
empathically six appealing, dance-like piecesranging from baroque to
contemporary, leaving the audience with nomusical puzzles to solve.
...the cello playing was immaculate and sensitive, accompanied bythe
rhythmically accentuating and at the same time cautiouslyreciprocating
...Next came a Sonata by R Gnattali that the duo spirited withrestrained
passion. The full bodied sound of the Spanish DanceNo.5 by Enrique Granados
was complemented by the finedetailing the duo demonstrated to a dazzled
Generalanzeiger Bad Urach
....Andreas Schumacher and Hans-Jörg Langner, ..., the duo's harmonyand
musicality matching perfectly, …
...“Valses poeticos” by Enrique Granados, originally composed for thepiano,
brought the songlike and lyrical sounds of Andalusia to thechurch hall, with
the Spanish solo piece demonstrating once againAndreas Schumacher's artistry
...Playing purely contemporary composers, such as LarryCooperman (Hans-Jörg
Langner´s solo a blazing display of bravura), Edmundo Vasques and Carlo
… that October evening one felt lured to the warmth of the South.