Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16

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Denis Matsuev at the Royal Concertgebouw

Denis Matsuev at the Royal Concertgebouw

Tchaikovsky – Schumann – Stravinsky


Liadov:

A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32

Schumann:

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 8 No. 12 in D sharp minor

Sibelius:

Etude, Op. 76, No. 2

Stravinsky:

Three Movements from Petrushka

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b

Méditation (No. 5 from Morceaux, Op. 72)

plus:

Matsuev jazz-improvisation 5:10


Denis Matsuev, a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition, gave this remarkable recital at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The Russian star pianist performs the complete Seasons by Tchaikovsky, one of the most popular classical works in Russia. The program also features Kreisleriana by Schumann and Three Movements from Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

Live from the Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 11 October 2015, directed by Sébastien Glas

Picture format: 16:9 - NTSC

Sound format: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Running time: 105 mins

Production: 2015

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EuroArts - 8024275408

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Dedication: Nicholas Angelich

Dedication: Nicholas Angelich


Chopin:

Étude Op. 10 No. 10 in A flat major

Dedicated to Liszt

Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor ‘Revolutionary'

Dedicated to Liszt

Liszt:

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Dedicated to Robert Schumann

Schumann:

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Dedicated to Frédéric Chopin


With ‘La Ronde’, Nicholas Angelich pays tribute to the relationships between three of Romanticism’s greatest composers for the piano. Schumann, Chopin and Liszt were born within 18 months of each other and knew each other personally. Schumann dedicated Kreisleriana to Chopin, who dedicated two of his Op.10 Etudes to Liszt, who, closing the circle, dedicated his B minor Piano Sonata to Schumann.

With this album entitled ‘La Ronde’, Nicholas Angelich pays tribute to the relationships between three of Romanticism’s greatest composers for the piano, all born within 18 months of each other in 1810-11: Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and Frédéric Chopin.

Until now, Angelich’s recordings for Erato have placed a special emphasis on a composer of the subsequent generation, Johannes Brahms, leading the Daily Telegraph to praise him for interpretations of “a wholly exceptional drama, sweep and impeccable craftsmanship.” Le Figaro, meanwhile, has described him as “an artist who uses his piano to the maximum of its possibilities … combining total mastery with an ultra-sensitive touch," while the Huffington Post has written that “with beautiful sound, a wide dynamic range, without virtuosity or effort, he never let us forget the overwhelming message of the music he embodied with all his soul.”

In the first instance the name ‘La Ronde’ – meaning ‘round dance’ – might evoke the initially controversial play by Arthur Schnitzler (Reigen in German) that was most famously adapted by Max Ophüls for his 1950 French-language film. There is, however, nothing controversial about the programme for Angelich’s recital: uniting four highly contrasted landmarks of the Romantic piano repertoire, it emphasises the mutual respect between the three great pianist-composers: Schumann dedicated Kreisleriana to Chopin; Chopin in turn dedicated two of his Op.10 Etudes to Liszt, and Liszt in turn dedicated his B minor Piano Sonata to Schumann.

Even though the three composers led very different lives, they did know each other personally. Liszt first met Chopin in Paris in 1831 and praised him for revealing “a new phase of poetic sentiment combined with such happy innovation in the form of his art.” That same year Schumann, writing in the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung, greeted a work by Chopin with the words, “Hats off, gentlemen! A genius!” Chopin and Schumann first met in 1835 in Leipzig and again the following year. In 1840, Schumann travelled to Leipzig to meet Liszt – they had been corresponding for several years prior to this trip, exchanging scores and complimenting each other’s work. When Schumann heard Liszt perform, he wrote: "How extraordinarily he plays, boldly and wildly, and then again tenderly and ethereally!”

Nicholas Angelich, American-born, but French-trained, is especially admired in the Central European repertoire of the 19th century, with Liszt, Schumann and Chopin all prominent in his personal pantheon. In 2011, Liszt’s centenary year, he gave notable performances of the composer’s formidable Années de pèlerinage, while he expressed some fascinating views on Schumann and Chopin in an interview for the French website Jejouedupiano: “Schumann knew how to make the piano sound in a very special way, in accordance with his wishes. I don’t think it is fair to set the supposed ‘clumsiness’ of his writing against the natural facility that people ascribe to Chopin, the Prince of Pianists. Chopin had a special relationship with his instrument, which he understood like no-one before him.”

“Angelich’s new release reveals him at a new level of artistic accomplishment....[his] magisterial virtuosity is uniquely contemporary, even as his imaginative grasp easily encompasses a persuasive vision of the 19th-century ethos...his poignant lyricism not far from the mercurial pathos of Bernhardt.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2016

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Erato - 9029599067

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Kempff plays Schumann

Kempff plays Schumann


Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

London Symphony Orchestra, Josef Krips

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Papillons, Op. 2

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18


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Vladimir Horowitz plays Schumann

Vladimir Horowitz plays Schumann


Schumann:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 'Concerto Without Orchestra'

Variations (Impromptus) on a Theme by Clara Wieck, Op. 5

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Toccata in C major, Op. 7


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“There's nobody like Horowitz: he injects personality into every phrase. While there are perhaps hints of excess mannerism, the finest moments are unforgettable, such as the witchy close of Kreisleriana.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2012 ****

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Sony Originals - 88697858312

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Anika Vavić plays Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin & Prokofiev

Anika Vavić plays Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin & Prokofiev


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

Chopin:

Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

Prokofiev:

War and Peace, Op. 91: Waltz

Schumann:

Kreisleriana, Op. 16


Anika Vavić (piano)

Anika Vavić has performed in the some of the world’s most established concert halls including Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall and the Concertgebouw. She has worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev and Paavo Järvi. Her other great passion is literature and she has written a novel.

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Vladimir Horowitz - The Studio Recordings New York 1985

Vladimir Horowitz - The Studio Recordings New York 1985


Liszt:

Impromptu S191 1872

Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K87 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K135 in E major

Schubert:

Impromptu in B flat major, D935 No. 3

Marche Militaire, D733 No. 1

(arranged for piano solo by Carl Tausig)

Schumann:

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Scriabin:

12 Etudes for piano, Op. 8


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DG - 4192172

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Schumann: Kreisleriana, Carnaval, Faschingsschwank aus Wien & other piano pieces

Schumann: Kreisleriana, Carnaval, Faschingsschwank aus Wien & other piano pieces


Schumann:

Carnaval, Op. 9

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Novelette, Op. 21 No. 8 in F sharp minor

Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26

Allegro in B minor, Op. 8

Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28 No. 2

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17


Alicia de Larrocha was, for long, an exclusive Decca artist, and besides making seminal recordings of Spanish repertoire, at which she excelled, she was also a Bach, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann player par excellence. She recorded Schumann's Carnaval twice for Decca and it's her earlier (1978) analogue version we release here. Together with Kreisleriana and the eighth Novelette - both recorded in 1971 - this is its first release on CD. This is Romantic piano music par excellence, complete with codes and ciphers from Robert to his beloved Clara, and Larrocha's playing has both tenderness and sweeping passion.

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Martin Kasik Live from Prague

Martin Kasik Live from Prague


Rachmaninov:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36

Schumann:

Kreisleriana, Op. 16


Martin Kasik (piano)

Recorded live at the Liechtenstein Palace, 7th April 1999

Arco Diva - UP0018

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Schumann: Fantasie & Kreisleriana

Schumann: Fantasie & Kreisleriana


Schumann:

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1


At a time when Schumann was crazed with passion for his fiancée Clara, his overflowing inspiration created the Fantasie in C major Op.17 to breathtaking peaks. The ghostly universe inhabited by the figure of the musician Kreisler, invented by the Romantic writer Ernest Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, haunted the mind of the bipolar composer leading to the ‘bizarre, demented music’ of Kreisleriana Op.16. Dating from the same period it concentrates into eight wildly contrasting pieces the nightmarish atmosphere, the bitter chasms and poetic visions, of a literally fantastic landscape. Jean-Philippe Collard seizes the Schumann aesthetic and opens up infinite horizons from which one does not emerge unscathed.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

La Dolce Volta - LDV30

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Schumann: Piano Works

Schumann: Piano Works


Schumann:

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Waldszenen, Op. 82

Gesänge der Frühe (5), Op. 133

Endenicher Sterbechoral 'Wenn mein Stundlein vorhanden ist'


Florian Glemser (piano)

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Hybrid Multi-channel

ARS Produktion - ARS38225

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