When I first heard the story of how Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto written soon afterwards, entitled Geistervariationen (Ghost Variations). Robert Schumann. Variations on an original theme, for piano in E flat major (” Geister-Variationen”), WoO Composition Information ↓; Description. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Robert Schumann: Geistervariationen – András Schiff on AllMusic – – András Schiff, .

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Complete Piano Works [Wallet Box]. The modest Aria that follows is, at just over three minutes, a lovely foil to its minute predecessor, and all the more enchanting for it. Schiff suggests that this was meant as an oblique dedication to Claraand there is no reason to doubt him given the allusive quality of Schumann ‘s art. Fantasie in C-Dur, Op Vogel als Prophet Robert Schumann.

Written in and dedicated to his future wife, Clara, it is an effusive and utterly heartfelt work, one from which Clara would draw themes for her own compositions. The next day, he completed the work and sent the manuscript to his wife, Clarawho had left him the night before, on the advice of a doctor. Jazz Latin New Age.

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Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen Robert Schumann. Schumann claimed that these Geistervariationen Ghost Variations came to him in a dream. He was already suffering from a severe and painful hearing disorder when he dreamed or imagined that an angel either Mendelssohn or Schubert descended and dictated a “spirit theme” to him, which he wrote down.


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Retrieved from ” https: Ritter vom Steckenpferd Robert Schumann. Part 11 Robert Schumann. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This collection of 12 innovative vignettes linked in brazen montage is as colorful as it is compact. The album’s title comes from Schumann ‘s final work, schuann by his geistervariationeb to throw himself into the Rhine River. Email required Address never made public. The Complete Piano Solo Music. Leise, innig Robert Schumann. In a way the entire album is indeed a set of “ghost variations,” with various spirits beginning with Beethoven involved.

Robert Schumann: Geistervariationen – Schiff (ECM New Series 2122/23)

The final two movements pulse with theatricality. Russian Piano School, Vol.

Part 10 Robert Schumann. Fantasie in C-Dur, Op. Part 12 Robert Schumann. You are commenting using your WordPress. Nevertheless, what we have here is another example of a profound relationship between artist and label, triangulating with a composer whose piano music glistens anew, as if of its own desire to be heard.

He did not recognize that it was actually a theme which he had composed previously. As any Schumann interpreter perhaps must, Schiff brings awareness of attendant shadows as well.

Track Listing – Disc 2. Curiose Geschichte Robert Schumann. Retrieved 6 July Solo piano music by Robert Schumann. Seiffert goes on to write that on 17 or 18 FebruarySchumann wrote down a theme he said was dictated to him by voices like those of angels. It adds a more declarative conclusion to the work, echoing Beethoven ‘s song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte, Op.


Indeed, each section would feel like the beginning of a longer excursion were it not already so elaborate. Allegro un poco maestoso Robert Schumann. While he was still working on the composition, on 27 February he suddenly threw himself half clothed into the freezing Rhine river, from which he was rescued and returned home. He brings enough insight to inspire but not to overwhelm, allowing the solace of each to occupy its respective niche with plenty of room to slumber. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

At this point Schumann plummeted to the opposite end of his manic-depressive disorder and, in despair, cast first his wedding ring and then himself into the freezing waters of the Rhine in a suicide attempt. Schiff works vitally through the first two movements, his left hand working overtime in support of the flowering right. Der Dichter spricht Robert Schumann.

Introspection Late Night Partying. Wolf-Dieter Seiffert wrote in the preface to Thema mit Variationen Geistervariation that at this time of his life, Schumann believed that he was surrounded by spirits who played him music, both “wonderful” and “hideous”. On the whole, this has the makings of a benchmark record, although some listeners will want to pair it with other classics in the field.