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Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Etc / Murray Perahia

Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 34539   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

[This CD] of Murray Perahia's Schumann present[s] well-established performances that have met with virtually universal critical acclaim... [In the Symphonic Etudes,] the five posthumous Etudes are placed after the main work, almost as an encore. Perahia treats them with great delicacy and intimacy and in the fifth of these posthumous Etudes his wonderfully translucent way with high treble sonorities is especially charming. Regarding piano technique, he has a greater range than Pollini, in that the fastest Etudes, such as Nos. 3 and 9, are impeccably articulated. Perahia's famous recording of Papillons should not be missed. His extraordinary control in changing from one mood to another in such small miniatures is something rare. Pianists so Read more easily let Papillons slip by without ever managing to get into the mood of any of the pieces.

-- James Methuen-Campbell, Gramphone [3/1989]
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Works on This Recording

Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1837).
Composition revised: Germany (1852). 
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13: Posthumous Variations (5) by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1852; Germany 
Papillons, Op. 2 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1831; Germany 

Sound Samples

Étude No. 1
Étude No. 2
Étude No. 3
Étude No. 4
Étude No. 5
Étude No. 6
Étude No. 7
Étude No. 8
Étude No. 9
Étude No. 10
Étude No. 11
Étude No. 12
Posthumous Variation No. 1
Posthumous Variation No. 4
Posthumous Variation No. 3
Posthumous Variation No. 2
Posthumous Variation No. 5
No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4
No. 5
No. 6
No. 7
No. 8
No. 9
No. 10
No. 11
No. 12 (Finale)

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