Started by aquablob, April 07, 2007, 08:11:59 AM
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Quote from: Gurn Blanston on April 07, 2007, 08:23:32 AM........ It goes without saying that the solo piano works are the piéce de resistance, but there is so much more to Schumann than that!
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on April 07, 2007, 08:23:32 AMIt goes without saying that the solo piano works are the piéce de resistance
Quote from: Bill on April 07, 2007, 08:24:36 AMAnything in HIP here Gurn?
Quote from: lukeottevanger on April 07, 2007, 08:26:46 AMSolo piano works and the lieder Gurn! These are his two main areas of activity and he excelled in both more than any other. I will not be kept quiet!!
Quote from: aquariuswb on April 07, 2007, 08:11:59 AMCarnaval, Fantasiestücke, Davidsbündlertänze, the Fantasie, Kreisleriana, Symphonic Etudes, Waldszenen, Kinderszenen, the Novelettes, Gesänge der Frühe, Concert sans orchestre, the F# minor piano sonata, the G minor piano sonata, etc. etc. etc.
Quote from: D Minor on April 07, 2007, 08:48:25 AMAmong those, the Symphonic Etudes is my fave . . . . . . . and I would also add the Toccata op. 7. But my favorite Schumann work is the A Minor Piano Concerto.
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on April 07, 2007, 08:29:40 AMI haven't run across anything in solo keyboard, but one of my very favorite symphony cycles, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/Gardiner, is totally HIP. They presented me with the first opportunity that I had to discover that a small orchestra and tight, precise playing, brought out the real genius of Schumann's orchestral abilities, which were all but obscured by huge, post-Romantic orchestral playing. The knock on him that he didn't know how to write for orchestra turns out to be totally without merit when you listen to an orchestra such as he actually did write for.
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on April 07, 2007, 08:51:00 AMRec, please. A Schumann specialist says Philadelphia / Ormandy Rudolf Serkin, which is probably the way I'll go. I have CO of Europe / Harnoncourt Argerich and surprisingly I don't care for it, it hasn't sold the piece to me yet...
Quote from: D Minor on April 07, 2007, 09:03:36 AMRec's:Zimerman / Karajan (BPO / DG) (with Grieg)Lupu / Previn (LSO) (with Grieg)Argerich's steely interpretation is not universally admired, but I like it (also on DVD ). I haven't heard the Serkin, but it's a super-budget CD, so I may soon!
Quote from: karlhenning on April 07, 2007, 09:13:04 AMMay or not be The Key for you, Gurn, but at the price, its risk::reward profile is attractive:Jacqueline du Pré playing the Cello Concerto, Opus 129Barenboim playing the Introduction & Allegro appassionato, Opus 92 & the Piano Concerto, Opus 54(I haven't listened to the Opus 54 here yet; but both the Cello Concerto and Intro & Allo app'to are molto bello.)
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on April 07, 2007, 09:28:19 AMThanks, d, the Lupu looks quite tempting. Maybe that...
Quote from: Haffner on April 07, 2007, 10:39:01 AMI've seen a cd advertising the Eroica Quartet doing 1 and 3 String Quartets, but haven't purchased it (yet!). I'd love to hear those SQs on vintage instruments!
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