Clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer and pianist José Gallardo perform the second of Schumann’s three Romances, Op. 94. He wrote them in 1849 and gave the manuscript to his wife Clara as a Christmas present that year. In the central Romance, marked Einfach, innig (Simple, heartfelt), the plaintive, lyrical main theme is contrasted with a stormier central section. Ottensamer and Gallardo bring both warmth and intensity to this deceptively simple piece.