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Fleurs Du Mal: Music By Robert Schumann And Jorg Widmann

Schumann, Robert / Widmann / Romano
Release Date: 02/08/2011 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: 6808   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jörg WidmannRobert Schumann
Performer:  Fabio Romano
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robert Schumann and Jörg Widmann - a musical dialogue between a modern and a Romantic composer. WERGO juxtaposes four piano works of the two composers and takes a look at Schumann on his 200th birthday from a somewhat different perspective: His works 'Nachtstücke' and 'Gesänge der Frühe' as well as Widmann's 'Toccata' and eponymous sonata 'Fleurs du mal' are interpreted by the Sicilian pianist Fabio Romano, whom the magazine Fono Forum has recently chosen as 'best up-and-coming artist of the year'. Seeing himself deeply rooted in the classical Romantic tradition as a composer and interpreter, and regularly entering into a dialogue with Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert as a world renowned clarinettist and experimental Read more composer par excellence, Jörg Widmann has discovered in himself and developed a special affinity particularly towards the music by Robert Schumann. It is particularly in his chamber music works that Widmann repeatedly makes direct references to works of the great Romanticist; but there are also subtle hints at related moments: breaks - and bridges into the unknown, on either side. And not seldom are they fields of twilight,of nightmares, of the dark side of the Moon which are explored. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Toccata for Piano by Jörg Widmann
Performer:  Fabio Romano (Piano)
Written: 2002 
Date of Recording: 12/06/2008 
Venue:  Studio 2 des Bayerischen Rundfunks 
Length: 11 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2. Nachtstücke (4) for Piano, Op. 23 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Fabio Romano (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Venue:  Studio 2 des Bayerischen Rundfunks 
Length: 22 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3. Fleurs du mal, for piano by Jörg Widmann
Performer:  Fabio Romano (Piano)
Written: 1996-1997 
Venue:  Studio 2 des Bayerischen Rundfunks 
Length: 22 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4. Gesänge der Frühe (5) for Piano, Op. 133 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Fabio Romano (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
Venue:  Studio 2 des Bayerischen Rundfunks 
Length: 14 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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