In Concert - Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann

In Concert - Robert Schumann

Andras Schiff

ECM 4721192 - 0028947211921

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An entrancing live performance by András Schiff, playing compositions of Robert Schumann, recorded at the Tonhalle, Zürich, in 1999. The key to Schiff’s engagement with Schumann lies first and foremost in an astonishing empathy with the composer and the music. This is a point that the New York Times has also taken up: “Mr Schiff has an uncanny way of making a composer his own. Or is it making himself one with the composer?” Schiff harnesses his immense technique and artistry to reveal the poetry and profundity of the compositions. And yet while the pianist faithfully conveys the musical intimacy and lyricism particular to Schumann, he does not shrink from the composer’s more turbulent emotions. In all, a most valuable document of a night when, as Martin Meyer writes, “the magic materialised, gripping both the artist and his audience.”

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Humoreske, Op.20
    27:37
  • 1
    Humoreske, Op.20
    27:37
  • 2
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 1 in F (Markiert und kräftig)
    05:11
  • 2
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 1 in F (Markiert und kräftig)
    05:11
  • 3
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 2 in D. (Äusserst rasch und mit Bravour)
    06:15
  • 3
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 2 in D. (Äusserst rasch und mit Bravour)
    06:15
  • 4
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 3 in D. (Leicht und mit Humor)
    04:29
  • 4
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 3 in D. (Leicht und mit Humor)
    04:29
  • 5
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 4 in D. (Ballmässig, sehr munter)
    03:57
  • 5
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 4 in D. (Ballmässig, sehr munter)
    03:57
  • 6
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 5 in D. (Rauschend und festlich)
    10:01
  • 6
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 5 in D. (Rauschend und festlich)
    10:01
  • 1
    Noveletten op. 21
    V. Rauschend und festlich
    09:58
  • 7
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 6 in a (Sehr lebhaft, mit vielem Humor)
    04:08
  • 7
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 6 in a (Sehr lebhaft, mit vielem Humor)
    04:08
  • 2
    Noveletten op. 21
    VI. Sehr lebhaft mit vielem Humor
    04:07
  • 8
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 7 in E (Äusserst rasch)
    03:32
  • 8
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No. 7 in E (Äusserst rasch)
    03:32
  • 3
    Noveletten op. 21
    VII. Äusserst rasch
    03:32
  • 9
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No.8 in F sharp minor (Sehr lebhaft)
    10:44
  • 9
    Noveletten, Op. 21: No.8 in F sharp minor (Sehr lebhaft)
    10:44
  • 4
    Noveletten op. 21
    VIII. Sehr lebhaft
    10:44
  • 10
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 - "Concerto without Orchestra": I. Allegro brillante (Fassung 1836)
    06:57
  • 10
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 - "Concerto without Orchestra": I. Allegro brillante (Fassung 1836)
    06:57
  • 5
    Klaviersonate f-Moll op. 14
    I. Allegro brillante (Fassung 1836)
    06:52
  • 11
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 - "Concerto without Orchestra": II. Scherzo (Molto comodo)
    06:30
  • 11
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 - "Concerto without Orchestra": II. Scherzo (Molto comodo)
    06:30
  • 6
    Klaviersonate f-Moll op. 14
    II. Scherzo. Molto comodo
    06:29
  • 12
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 - "Concerto without Orchestra": III. Quasi variazioni (Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck)
    06:30
  • 12
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 - "Concerto without Orchestra": III. Quasi variazioni (Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck)
    06:30
  • 7
    Klaviersonate f-Moll op. 14
    III. Quasi variazioni. Andantino de Clara Wieck
    06:29
  • 13
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 - "Concerto without Orchestra": IV. Prestissimo possibile
    07:19
  • 13
    Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 14 - "Concerto without Orchestra": IV. Prestissimo possibile
    07:19
  • 8
    Klaviersonate f-Moll op. 14
    IV. Prestissimo possible
    07:18
  • 14
    Nachtstucke, Op. 23: No. 4. Einfach
    04:18
  • 14
    Nachtstucke, Op. 23: No. 4. Einfach
    04:18
  • 9
    Nachtstücke op. 23
    IV. Ad libitum - Einfach
    04:14