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Schumann: Piano Works Vol 4 / Vladimir Ashkenazy


Release Date: 03/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 425109   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Volume 4 of Ashkenazy's Schumann is a generous helping of masterpieces. (The relatively little-known Blumenstück is brief, six minutes long, an attractive lyrical piece.) Ashkenazy is a poetic Schumann player, which provides for a great deal of what I want to hear in the music. His concluding section of the Davidsbündlertänze, for example, is quite beautifully played and seems almost to suspend time. In the Phantasiestücke, he tosses off Traumes-Wirren quite briskly (although not as feathery-light as Richter) and Warum is sensitively sung.

-- Leslie Gerber, FANFARE [11/1990]
Volume 4 of Ashkenazy's Schumann is a generous helping of masterpieces. (The relatively little-known Blumenstück is brief, six minutes long, an attractive lyrical piece.) Ashkenazy is a poetic Schumann player, which provides for a great deal of what I want to hear in the music. His concluding section of the Davidsbündlertänze, for example, is quite beautifully played and seems almost to suspend time. In the Phantasiestücke, he tosses off Traumes-Wirren quite briskly (although not as feathery-light as Richter) and Warum is sensitively sung.

-- Leslie Gerber, FANFARE [11/1990] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
2.
Davidsbündlertänze for Piano, Op. 6 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
3.
Blumenstück for Piano in D flat major, Op. 19 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 

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