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Idel Biret Edition Vol. 5 - Schumann

Schumann / Biret
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Iba [idil Biret Archives] Catalog #: 8571292   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Idil Biret
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“The most exciting young pianist to come to Montreal in years. She has a personal magnetism that belongs only to a certain type of virtuoso performer, one who succeeds in hypnotizing you no matter how what he or she is playing…Miss Biret is one of the finest natural Schumann players I have ever come across. In fact I cannot recall ever hearing a better all round performance of Schumann’s Fantasiestücke in any concert hall in this city.”
THE MONTREAL STAR (Canada)

“A recital program of Beethoven’s Sonata, Op 28, Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op 12, Schubert’s Impromptus and finally, to conclude, Prokofiev’s Sonata No 7. Having at her disposal gentleness and force as well as the wide range of colour palette such
Read more a programme requires, it is easy to explain the acclamation of the excited public at Idil Biret’s recital.”
NOUVELLES LITTERAIRES (France)

“Idil Biret deservedly belongs among the most important leading musicians on the Naxos label. Her Chopin can be recognised blindfold after a few notes…I regard her Schumann-Debussy-Tchaikovsky disc (8.550885) as a real jewel. Schumann’s Childhood Dreams are seen through the eyes of an adult. Biret’s Debussy is full of sensitivity and intimate feeling.”
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Works on This Recording

1. Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
2. Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1840; Germany 
3. Blumenstück for Piano in D flat major, Op. 19 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 

Sound Samples

Kreisleriana, Op. 16: I. Ausserst bewegt
Kreisleriana, Op. 16: II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
Kreisleriana, Op. 16: III. Sehr aufgeregt
Kreisleriana, Op. 16: IV. Sehr langsam
Kreisleriana, Op. 16: V. Sehr lebhaft
Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VI. Sehr langsam
Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VII. Sehr rasch
Kreisleriana, Op. 16: VIII. Schnell und spielend
Blumenstuck in D flat major, Op. 19
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: I. Allegro: Sehr lebhaft
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: III. Scherzino
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: IV. Intermezzo: Mit grosster Energie
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: V. Finale: Hochst lebhaft

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