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Quote from: Holden on August 22, 2007, 12:15:31 PMHarking back to your Kempff/Schubert thread, he also has a Schumann box set which is probably better than this.
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on August 23, 2007, 06:10:37 AMDemus is serviceable. As far as i know it's the only complete set out there so it's not like there's much in terms of choices.
Quote from: mjwal on September 17, 2010, 01:56:52 AMCan't help either, but a review here: http://pianistes.ifrance.com/schumann.htmsuggests it is "laboured and heavy", to temper your disappointment! The Fantasie is one of the greatest and most enigmatic of piano masterpieces, I find, and I don't know of a performance that reconciles its staggering technical demands with the profound poetic suggestion it requires (see Rosen on this work). I haven't heard Fiorentino, though.I have Klara Würtz, Freire, Pollini, Richter EMI, Annie Fischer, Horowitz, Kempff (mono), Moisewitsch, Gieseking, Backhaus - not so many, I don't know why, I suppose I heard a few more on the radio and came to the conclusion nobody was going to master this piece. Of the above, I dislike Horowitz (in general, actually, but there are a few things...), Kempff can't really bring it off. I hven't listened to it for a while so hesitate to comment on the others; Freire came with advance plaudits, I remember, and certainly masters it technically but I missed the depth, somehow. If you surprise me and say that for instance Arrau or Curzon really cuts it, I would go for that. I haven't heard the Richter on Doremi - is it good? If only I could afford the Dino Ciani box.
Quote from: Holden on September 17, 2010, 01:03:38 AMSchumann's output for solo piano is quite small when compared to his contemporaries (Chopin, Liszt, etc) but it's overall quality is another matter.
Quote from: SonicMan on September 17, 2010, 02:49:42 PMJust wanting to join this 'new' thread (not sure that we've not done this before?) - but, in the last few years, I've been trying to accumulate recordings of Schumann's Solo Piano Works - below is a list of what I currently own but am completely open to criticisms and further recommendations. I'd also be quite interested in 'complete' sets and/or those perform on pianos of Bob's times, i.e. fortepianos - thanks for all comments - SCHUMANN'S SOLO PIANO WORKSOp. 02: Papillons - Marc-Andre HamelinOp. 06: Davidsbundlertanze - Murray PerahiaOp. 09: Carnaval - Marc-Andre HamelinOp. 11: Piano Sonata, No.1 - Eric Le Sage & Klara WurtzOp. 12: Fantasiestucke - Marc-Andre Hamelin & Murray PerahiaOp. 13: Etudes symphoniques - Eric Le SageOp. 15: Kinderszenen - Martha ArgerichOp. 16: Kreisleriana - Klara Wurtz & Martha ArgerichOp. 17: Fantasie - Murray Perahia & Klara WurtzOp. 20: Humoreske - Eric Le SageOp. 22: Piano Sonata, No.2 - Klara WurtzOp. 26: Faschingsschwank aus Wien - Klara WurtzOp. 99: Bunte Blatter - Eric Le Sage
Quote from: Bulldog on September 17, 2010, 10:16:38 PMSome favorites: . . . Kreisleriana -. . . Moiseiwitch. . .
Quote from: Bulldog on September 17, 2010, 10:16:38 PMSome favorites: . . . Davidsbundlertanze - Backhaus . . .
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