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Schumann: Carnaval, Allegro In B Minor, Etc / De Larrocha


Release Date: 09/30/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 421525   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alicia de Larrocha, experienced artist that she is, has a steady and authoritative way with the [Carnaval]...and her big tone lends a grandeur to the music that is welcome. In "Aveu" one can sample her playing at its most beautiful—she has a magical pianissimo touch... The other pieces provide some of the finest playing... The stop-start nature of the Allegro in B minor and its hectic bravura style are skilfully managed by Larrocha.

-- Gramophone [6/1989]
Alicia de Larrocha, experienced artist that she is, has a steady and authoritative way with the [Carnaval]...and her big tone lends a grandeur to the music that is welcome. In "Aveu" one can sample her playing at its most beautiful—she has a magical pianissimo touch... The other pieces provide some of the finest playing... The stop-start nature of the Allegro in B minor and its hectic bravura style are skilfully managed by Larrocha.

-- Gramophone [6/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1. Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
2. Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1840; Germany 
3. Allegro for Piano in B minor, Op. 8 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Germany 

Sound Samples

Carnaval, Op.9: 1. Préambule
Carnaval, Op.9: Pierrot-Arlequin-Valse noble
Carnaval, Op.9: Eusebius-Florestan
Carnaval, Op.9: Coquette-Replique-Papillons
Carnaval, Op.9: ASCH-SCHA-Chiarina-Chopin-Estrella
Carnaval, Op.9: Reconnaissance-Pantalon et Colombine
Carnaval, Op.9: Valse allemande-Paganini-Aveu-Promenade
Carnaval, Op.9: Pause-Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26: 1. Allegro (Vivace assai)
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26: 2. Romanze (Piuttosto lento)
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26: 3. Scherzino
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26: 4. Intermezzo (Colla più grande energia)
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26: 5. Finale (Il più vivace possibile)
Allegro in B minor, Op.8

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