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Murray Perahia Plays Schumann


Release Date: 04/21/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985370402  
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray PerahiaPeter Pears
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Music Entertainment is pleased to announce another ten releases in its increasingly comprehensive series of Classical Masters. These new box sets contain classic interpretations by some of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The recordings of three outstanding pianists are a central attraction of this batch of reissues. Often described as “a musician’s musician”, Murray Perahia “has a magic touch and his electric spontaneity is naturally caught in the studio,” wrote the Penguin Guide. “In the works of Schumann … this quality of concentration is enormously valuable, and the results could hardly be more powerfully convincing.” This new reissue collects all of Perahia’s solo Schumann along with his 1997 recording of the Read more works for piano and orchestra – with Claudio Abbado conducting the Berlin Philharmonic – performed with “refreshing eagerness … unflagging strength of direction … inexhaustible rhythmic buoyancy” (Gramophone). There is also a very special bonus: the first release of a recital of Schumann lieder – including the Op. 39 Liederkreis – in which Murray Perahia accompanies Sir Peter Pears. It proved to be the great English tenor’s last recording, yet, observed The New York Times, “his technical flexibility, warmth of spirit, superb diction and impeccable phrasing continue to excite admiration, even at age 70”.

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REVIEW:

The Piano Concerto comes across with refreshing eagerness, as if Schumann could scarcely pause for breath in an uprush of inspiration. Perahia's intellectually rewarding account of the Wanderer Fantasy offers a vivid portrayal of the music's constantly evolving thematic structure.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
2.
Introduction and Allegro appassionato for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 92 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
3.
Introduction and Allegro for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, Op. 134 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1835; Germany 
5.
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1838; Germany 
7.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
8.
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1840; Germany 
9.
Davidsbündlertänze for Piano, Op. 6 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
10.
Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
11.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
12.
Papillons, Op. 2 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1831; Germany 
13.
Lieder (5), Op. 40 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
14.
Gedichte (7), Op. 90 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
15.
Liederkreis, Op. 39 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 

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