Robert Schumann (1810-1856), composed this Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70, for horn and piano in 1859. Along with the Fantasy Pieces for clarinet and piano, and the Three Romances for oboe and piano, it rounds out his small yet important output of solo repertoire for wind instruments. Here, it has been arranged here for either Alto Clarinet (in E-flat) or Basset Horn (in F) and piano.

This work can be played with either an Alto Clarinet or a Basset Horn.