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Schumann: Piano Music / Leon Mccawley


Release Date: 04/08/2014 
Label:  Somm   Catalog #: 134  
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leon McCawley
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For the past three years, SOMM and the wonderful Leon McCawley have been happily exploring the music of composers whose works have made the piano repertoire unique and immortal. They began with the piano music of Chopin (SMM 103), went on to Brahms (SMM 116), and now continue with Schumann. The wealth of solo piano music he composed in the mid-to-late 1830s marked him as a great composer. With the substantial pieces on this disc, Schumann practically redefined the possibilities of the genre. For the past three years, SOMM and the wonderful Leon McCawley have been happily exploring the music of composers whose works have made the piano repertoire unique and immortal. They began with the piano music of Chopin (SMM 103), went on to Brahms (SMM 116), and now continue with Schumann. The wealth of solo piano music he composed in the mid-to-late 1830s marked him as a great composer. With the substantial pieces on this disc, Schumann practically redefined the possibilities of the genre. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leon McCawley (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
2.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leon McCawley (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
3.
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Leon McCawley (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1840; Germany 

Sound Samples

Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: I. Allegro: Sehr lebhaft
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: II. Romanze
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: III. Scherzino
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: IV. Intermezzo
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: V. Finale
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 1. Von fremden Landern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and People)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 2. Curiose Geschichte (A Strange Story)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 3. Hasche-Mann (Catch-as-catch-can)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 4. Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 5. Gluckes genug (Happy Enough)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 6. Wichtige Begebenheit (An Important Event)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 7. Traumerei (Dreaming)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 8. Am Camin (By the Fire-side)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobby-horse)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 10. Fast zu ernst (Almost Too Serious)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 11. Furchtenmachen (Frightening)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 12. Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep)
Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15: No. 13. Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Thema: Andante
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 1: Un poco piu vivo
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Variation 3
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 2: Espressivo
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 3: Vivace
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 4
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 5: Scherzando
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Variation 4
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 6: Agitato
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 7: Allegro molto
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Variation 2
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Variation 5
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 8: Sempre marcatissimo
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 9: Presto possibile
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Variation 1
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 10: Sempre con energia
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 11: Con espressione
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13: Etude 12: Finale: Allegro brillante

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