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SCHUMANN, R.: Abegg Variations / Piano Sonata No. 2 / Fantasie, Op. 17 / Toccata (Biret Solo Edition, Vol. 4)

    

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SCHUMANN, R.: Abegg Variations / Piano Sonata No. 2 / Fantasie, Op. 17 / Toccata (Biret Solo Edition, Vol. 4)

“The most exciting young pianist to come to Montreal in years. She has a personal magnetism that belongs only to a certain type of virtuoso performer, one who succeeds in hypnotizing you no matter how what he or she is playing… Miss Biret is one of the finest natural Schumann players I have ever come across. In fact I cannot recall ever hearing a better all round performance of Schumann’s Fantasiestücke in any concert hall in this city.”
THE MONTREAL STAR Canada
“Idil Biret deservedly belongs among the most important leading musicians on the Naxos label. Her Chopin can be recognised blindfold after a few notes…I regard her Schumann-Debussy-Tchaikovsky disc (8.550885) as a real jewel. Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood are seen through the eyes of an adult. Biret’s Debussy is full of sensitivity and intimate feeling.”
KLASSIK FORUM - Germany
“Idil Biret takes the opening movement of Schumann’s Kinderszenen very briskly and impetuously, but the performance then settles down and is sensitive and well characterized, especially the closing Golliwog’s Cakewalk. Good recording and recommendable couplings too (Naxos 8.550885).”
THE PENGUIN GUIDE - UK


Schumann, Robert

  Theme and Variations on the name Abegg, Op. 1
1.   Theme and Variations on the name Abegg, Op. 1 00:07:50
  Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22
2.   I. So rasch wir moglich 00:07:09
3.   II. Andantino 00:05:49
4.   III. Scherzo 00:02:04
5.   IV. Rondo 00:05:46
  Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
6.   I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legendenton - Erstes tempo 00:13:28
7.   II. Massig 00:08:13
8.   III. Langsam getragen 00:10:55
  Toccata in C Major, Op. 7
9.   Toccata in C Major, Op. 7 00:07:40

Total Playing Time: 01:08:54






Composer(s):
Schumann, Robert

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.571291

Barcode: 747313129171

Physical Release: 07/2012

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