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Mozart & Schumann: Fantasies / Anderszewski

Release Date: 02/24/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 559513  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartRobert Schumann
Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I can hear in the music of both composers a similarity in their processes of giving physical form to their inspirations. The cruel resistance of the blank page feels, in both cases, inexistent, ignored. And therein lies an important, precious connection between Mozart and Schumann: an unobstructed directness to their music, in which the purity of intention remains intact. –Piotr Anderszewski

Recognized for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation.

Includes Bonus DVD.
DVD Product Detail: Title: Warsaw is my name - A film by Piotr Anderszewski
NTSC - Region free / Stereo PCM 2.0 / 36 min.
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Probing, intense performances. Mr. Anderszewski plays the march movement of Schumann’s Fantasie at a measured tempo, slower than you typically hear, and with uncommon lightness and clarity, until the famously difficult coda, with its keyboard-spanning leaps. During this breathless conclusion, an intentional sense of manic wrestling comes through in Mr. Anderszewski’s performance. The film is personal and impressionistic, the quality of the cinematography excellent and the blend of imagery and music powerful.

- New York Times

The performances, though, show the lucidity and objectivity that have always been such outstanding qualities of Anderszewski’s playing.

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Works on This Recording

Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Variations for Piano on an original theme "Geisterthema" by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Germany 
Notes: WoO 24. 
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Piotr Anderszewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 

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