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The Schumann Album / Farkas


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Hungaroton   Catalog #: 32798  
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabor Farkas
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording offers a selection of the most original and emblematic piano compositions of Schumann composed in his early, very creative years, between 1834 and 1839. This was the period when Schumann developed his characteristic musical language as attested by his famous piano cycles, each labeled as unorthodox and eccentric in its own way and also reflecting the young composer’s encounter with the works of Jean Paul, Schubert and Beethoven- all playing a key role in the conception of his unique piano cycles. Gabor Farkas received both his first diploma and his DLA degree at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, working under the guidance of Zoltan Kocsis. After graduating from the academy, he went on to study with Professor William Read more Grant Nabore at the International Piano Academy Lake Como in Italy. In 2015, he was the winner of the Worldwide Audition of the New York Concert Artist & Associates, as a result of which he was offered the opportunity to make a debut in Carnegie Hall in 2016. Farkas has performed in a large number of concert halls across the globe, and has attended renowned international festivals such as the Budapest Spring Festival and Kaposfest. He often acts as a member of jury at highly acclaimed international piano competitions. He is currently a professor at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, and in May 2017 he will start his work as guest professor at the Tokyo College of Music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
2.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
3.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Gabor Farkas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 

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