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Schumann: Kinderszenen, Etc., Piano Quintet / Schiff, Kocsis, Takacs Quartet

Takacs Quartet / Kocsis / Schiff
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2066828  
Composer:  Robert SchumannClaude DebussyBéla Bartók
Performer:  András SchiffZoltán Kocsis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These magnificent Schumann performances, by some of the finest Hungarian musicians to emerge during the 1970s, illustrate to perfection why the music of this German composer continues to fascinate audiences as much today as it did when it first appeared about 175 years ago. Schumann’s passionate and ambiguous nature is encapsulated in works that range across the entire gamut of human emotions. They are complemented by some of the most popular and delightful works by Debussy and Bartók.



A Schumann treasure-trove. Kocsis is at his peak in Kinderszenen and the Piano Quintet. Schiff is a charismatic fantasist in the Symphonic Studies and Kreisleriana.

– BBC Music
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Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15
Claude Debussy: Children’s Corner
Béla Bartók: For Children, Vol. 1

Zoltán Kocsis, piano

Robert Schumann:
Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44

András Schiff, piano
Takács Quartet

Recorded in 1991

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 (Piano Quintet) 4:3 (other works)
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 207 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Takács String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
For Children, Sz 42: Vol 1 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)

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