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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Allegro un poco maestoso Robert Schumann. You are commenting using your Twitter account. He was already suffering from a severe and painful hearing disorder when he dreamed or imagined that an geistervariatlonen either Mendelssohn or Schubert descended and dictated a “spirit theme” to him, which he wrote down.
Russian Piano School, Vol. Etwas belebter Robert Schumann. This collection of 12 innovative vignettes linked in brazen montage is as colorful as it is compact. The hope Schumann thought had been offered by the angels is gone.
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Part 8 Robert Schumann. 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. But the alternate finale, played at the work’s first appearance on the program, is worth hearing. Andreas Staier plays Schumann on Period Piano. Bittendes Kind 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.
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.
But the geixtervariationen works here, which show Schumann struggling with the legacy of Beethoven just as Brahms would a generation later, are superbly done, with the clarity of structure and detail for which this Hungarian pianist is known.
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Fantasie in C, Op. Schiff does well with these, capturing oddly blank but pregnant quality of Schumann ‘s later music, which seems to be undergoing a revaluation upward. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
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Through both jagged stitching and smoother threadings of the needle, a brocade of melody and atmosphere emerges that works lyrically, but with a certain sense of muscle that is distinctly Schumann. Verrufene Stelle 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.
Part 5 Robert Schumann. Complete Piano Works [Wallet Box]. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. It is as if Schumann was unwilling to sully the “angelic gift. These Spirit Variations are unusual in that for the first three variations no changes at all are made to the theme itself. Ritter vom Steckenpferd Robert Schumann. In a brief liner note, Schiff delights in his possession of a first-version manuscript of the third and final movement.
This was Schumann’s last work before he was feistervariationen to the mental hospital in Bonn- Endenich. Schumann claimed that these Geistervariationen Ghost Variations came to him in a dream. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.
Brokering some urgency here and there, the main theme and its five variations bespeak a tender privacy that is self-assured and wise, despite being written in the wake of a failed suicide attempt and soon before admission into an asylum. Part 1 Robert Schumann. The theme is now altered, hidden, more and more submerged in other textures of the piano until it has disappeared. Schiff works vitally through the first two movements, his left hand working overtime in support of the geistervariationeen right.