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SCHUMANN, R.: Piano Music / Piano Concerto, Op. 54 / Piano Quintet (Biret Schumann Edition) (Biret, Wit, Borusan Quartet) (8-CD Box Set)


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SCHUMANN, R.: Piano Music / Piano Concerto, Op. 54 / Piano Quintet (Biret Schumann Edition) (Biret, Wit, Borusan Quartet) (8-CD Box Set)

“The recordings of Idil Biret made in 2012 of Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Blumenstück and Carnival de Vienne show that pianist in her best form: Majestic, accurate, clear and always poetic. The lyrics sections of the Kreisleriana are of dreamlike beauty while the fast movements are at times performed with extraordinary humour and at others with glowing passion. Truly Schumannesque.”
– Piano News (Germany) 2013
“Idil Biret deservedly belongs among the most important leading musicians on the Naxos label. Her Chopin can be recognized blindfold after a few notes. I regard her Schumann – Debussy – Tchaikovsky disc as a real jewel. Schumann’s Childhood Dreams are seen through the eyes of an adult.”
– 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. Good recording, recommendable.”
– Penguin Guide (UK)
“In 1959 Pretoria (France) entrusted the young pianist Idil Biret the recordings of Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 and Brahms’ Intermezzi, Op. 117. Thus began a recording career of extraordinary importance, which was only discovered in the West over the years. Biret is an extremely versatile performer with an assimilative capacity comparable to that of the greatest pianists. In reality, the Turkish pianist is one of them.”
– Ritmo (Spain) 2011
“Schumann’s Piano Concerto had a fascinating rendering by the admirable Turk Idil Biret which must be very close to that of the very first performance of the concerto by Clara Schumann on 4 December 1845.”
– Reutlingen General-Anzeiger (Germany) 1980



Disc 1

Schumann, Robert

  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
1.   I. Allegro affettuoso 00:16:39
2.   II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso 00:05:14
3.   III. Allegro vivace 00:11:41
  Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op. 92
4.   Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op. 92 00:16:23
  Introduction and Concert Allegro, Op. 134
5.   Introduction and Concert Allegro, Op. 134 00:14:52


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

Schumann, Robert

  Kreisleriana, Op. 16
1.   I. Ausserst bewegt 00:02:53
2.   II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch 00:09:18
3.   III. Sehr aufgeregt 00:05:11
4.   IV. Sehr langsam 00:03:12
5.   V. Sehr lebhaft 00:03:15
6.   VI. Sehr langsam 00:03:30
7.   VII. Sehr rasch 00:02:12
8.   VIII. Schnell und spielend 00:03:37
  Blumenstuck in D-Flat Major, Op. 19
9.   Blumenstuck in D - Flat Major, Op. 19 00:08:12
  Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
10.   I. Allegro: Sehr lebhaft 00:09:39
11.   II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam 00:02:29
12.   III. Scherzino 00:02:11
13.   IV. Intermezzo: Mit grosster Energie 00:02:34
14.   V. Finale: Hochst lebhaft 00:06:13


Disc 4

Schumann, Robert

  Bunte Blatter, Op. 99
1.   3 Stucklein: No. 1. Nicht schnell, mit Innigkeit 00:02:12
2.   3 Stucklein: No. 2. Sehr rasch 00:00:51
3.   3 Stucklein: No. 3. Frisch 00:01:05
4.   5 Albumblatter: No. 1. Ziemlich langsam 00:02:37
5.   5 Albumblatter: No. 2. Schnell 00:00:37
6.   5 Albumblatter: No. 3. Ziemlich langsam, sehr gesangvoll 00:02:13
7.   5 Albumblatter: No. 4. Sehr langsam 00:02:57
8.   5 Albumblatter: No. 5. Langsam 00:01:28
9.   Novellette 00:02:53
10.   Praludium 00:01:17
11.   Marsch 00:09:47
12.   Abendmusik 00:03:41
13.   Scherzo 00:04:30
14.   Geschwindmarsch 00:03:40
  Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
15.   No. 1. Des Abends 00:04:16
16.   No. 2. Aufschwung 00:03:25
17.   No. 3. Warum 00:02:52
18.   No. 4. Grillen 00:03:11
19.   No. 5. In der Nacht 00:04:05
20.   No. 6. Fabel 00:02:23
21.   No. 7. Traumes Wirren 00:02:30
22.   No. 8. Ende vom Lied 00:05:47


Disc 5

Schumann, Robert

  Papillons, Op. 2
1.   Papillons, Op. 2 00:14:28
  Carnaval, Op. 9
2.   No. 1. Preambule 00:02:27
3.   No. 2. Pierrot 00:01:59
4.   No. 3. Arlequin 00:01:00
5.   No. 4. Valse noble 00:01:56
6.   No. 5. Eusebius 00:01:39
7.   No. 6. Florestan 00:00:59
8.   No. 7. Coquette 00:01:33
9.   No. 8. Replique 00:00:55
10.   Sphinx 1 - 3 00:00:20
11.   No. 9. Papillons 00:00:48
12.   No. 10. ASCH - SCHA (Lettres dansantes) 00:00:49
13.   No. 11. Chiarina 00:01:43
14.   No. 12. Chopin 00:01:11
15.   No. 13. Estrella 00:00:29
16.   No. 14. Reconnaissance 00:01:51
17.   No. 15. Pantalon et Colombine 00:00:58
18.   No. 16. Valse allemande - No. 17. Intermezzo: Paganini 00:02:12
19.   No. 18. Aveu 00:01:09
20.   No. 19. Promenade 00:02:27
21.   No. 20. Pause 00:00:20
22.   No. 21. Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins 00:03:59
  Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
23.   Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18 00:06:41
  Waldscenen, Op. 82
24.   No. 1. Eintritt (Entering the Forest) 00:02:30
25.   No. 2. Jager auf der Lauer (Hunter on the Look - out) 00:01:28
26.   No. 3. Einsame Blumen (Solitary Flowers) 00:02:50
27.   No. 4. Verrufene Stelle (Haunted Spot) 00:05:31
28.   No. 5. Freundliche Landschaft (Pleasant Scenery) 00:01:15
29.   No. 6. Herberge (At the Inn) 00:02:29
30.   No. 7. Vogel als Prophet (The Songster - Prophet) 00:03:41
31.   No. 8. Jagdlied (Hunting - Song) 00:02:54
32.   No. 9. Abschied (Farewell to the Forest) 00:04:51


Disc 6

Schumann, Robert

  Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44
1.   I. Allegro brillante 00:09:48
2.   II. In modo d'una marcia - Un poco largamente 00:09:02
3.   III. Scherzo: Molto vivace - Trio I - Trio II - L'istesso tempo 00:04:56
4.   IV. Allegro, ma non troppo 00:07:39
  Etudes symphoniques (Symphonic Etudes), Op. 13
5.   Thema: Andante 00:01:47
6.   Etude 1: Un poco più vivo 00:01:17
7.   Etude 2: Espressivo 00:04:13
8.   Etude 3: Vivace 00:01:33
9.   Etude 4 00:01:08
10.   Etude 5: Scherzando 00:01:31
11.   Anhang Variation 1 00:01:54
12.   Anhang Variation 2 00:02:38
13.   Anhang Variation 5 00:02:41
14.   Etude 6: Agitato 00:01:03
15.   Etude 7: Allegro molto 00:01:30
16.   Etude 8: Sempre marcatissimo 00:03:20
17.   Anhang Variation 3 00:01:09
18.   Anhang Variation 4 00:03:05
19.   Etude 9: Presto possibile 00:00:46
20.   Etude 10: Sempre con energia 00:01:34
21.   Etude 11: Con espressione 00:03:19
22.   Etude 12: Finale: Allegro brillante 00:07:08


Disc 7

Schumann, Robert

  Kinderszenen (Scenes of childhood), Op. 15
1.   I. Von fremden Landern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and People) 00:01:27
2.   II. Curiose Geschichte (A Strange Story) 00:01:08
3.   III. Hasche - Mann (Catch - As - Catch - Can) 00:00:32
4.   IV. Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child) 00:00:47
5.   V. Gluckes genug (Happy Enough) 00:01:12
6.   VI. Wichtige Begebenheit (An Important Event) 00:00:51
7.   VII. Traumerei (Dreaming) 00:02:44
8.   VIII. Am Camin (By the Fire - Side) 00:00:58
9.   IX. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobby - Horse) 00:00:48
10.   X. Fast zu ernst (Almost Too Serious) 00:02:07
11.   XI. Furchtenmachen (Frightening) 00:01:49
12.   XII. Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep) 00:02:01
13.   XIII. Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks) 00:02:47

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Album for the Young, Op. 39
14.   No. 1. Morning Prayer (Priere du matin) 00:01:38
15.   No. 2. Winter Morning (Le matin en hiver) 00:00:54
16.   No. 4. Hobbyhorse (Le petit cavalier) 00:00:36
17.   No. 3. Mamma (Maman) 00:01:09
18.   No. 5. The Toy Soldiers' March (Marche des soldats de bois) 00:00:50
19.   No. 7. Dolly Is Ill (La poupee malade) 00:02:35
20.   No. 8. Dolly's Funeral (Enterrement de la poupee) 00:02:13
21.   No. 9. Waltz (Valse) 00:01:11
22.   No. 6. My New Dolly (La nouvelle poupee) 00:00:24
23.   No. 11. Mazurka 00:01:11
24.   No. 12. Russian Song (Chanson russe) 00:00:50
25.   No. 13. Peasant Prelude (Le paysan prelude) 00:01:11
26.   No. 14. Popular Song (Kamarinskaya, Chanson populaire) 00:00:34
27.   No. 10. Polka 00:00:51
28.   No. 15. Italian Song (Chanson italienne) 00:00:56
29.   No. 16. Old French Song (Melodie antique francaise) 00:00:54
30.   No. 17. German Song (Chanson allemande) 00:01:06
31.   No. 18. Neapolitan Song (Chanson napolitaine) 00:00:59
32.   No. 19. A Nursery Tale (Conte de la vieille bonne) 00:00:40
33.   No. 20. The Witch Baba Yaga (La sorciere) 00:00:39
34.   No. 21. Sweet Dreams (Douce reverie) 00:02:32
35.   No. 22. The Lark (Chant de L'alouette) 00:01:00
36.   No. 24. The Organ - Grinder's Song (L'orgue de barbarie) 00:01:34
37.   No. 23. At Church (A L'eglise) 00:02:58

Debussy, Claude

  Children's Corner Suite
38.   Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum 00:02:20
39.   Jimbo's Lullaby (Berceuse des elephants) 00:03:53
40.   Serenade for the Doll (Serenade a la poupee) 00:02:27
41.   The Snow Is Dancing 00:02:50
42.   The Little Shepherd 00:02:49
43.   Golliwogg's Cake - Walk 00:03:06


Disc 8

  Radio Interview (1949)
1.   Radio Interview (1949) 00:01:48

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

  Solfeggio in C Minor, Wq. 117/2, H. 220
2.   Solfeggio in C Minor, Wq. 117/2, H. 220 00:00:58

Couperin, François

  Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 18th Ordre in F Minor-major (excerpts)
3.   Soeur Monique 00:03:31
4.   Le tic - toc - choc, ou Les maillotins 00:02:01

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848
5.   The Well - Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846 - 869: Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C - Sharp Major, BWV 848 00:03:38

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  7 Bagatelles, Op. 33: No. 1 in E-Flat Major
6.   7 Bagatelles, Op. 33: No. 1 in E - Flat Major 00:03:40

Debussy, Claude

  Children's Corner: I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
7.   Children's Corner: I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum 00:01:53

  Radio introduction (1953)
8.   Radio introduction (1953) 00:04:00

Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in G Minor, K.12/L.489/P.68
9.   Keyboard Sonata in G Minor, K.12/L.489/P.68 00:03:35

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903
10.   Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903 00:10:40

Debussy, Claude

  Children's Corner: V. The Little Shepherd
11.   Children's Corner: V. The Little Shepherd 00:01:54

Brahms, Johannes

  6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 6. Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor
12.   6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 6. Intermezzo in E - Flat Minor 00:03:54

Schumann, Robert

  Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
13.   No. 1. Des Abends 00:03:30
14.   No. 2. Aufschwung 00:03:34
15.   No. 3. Warum 00:03:05
16.   No. 4. Grillen 00:03:07
17.   No. 5. In der Nacht 00:04:00
18.   No. 6. Fabel 00:02:22
19.   No. 7. Traumes Wirren 00:02:25
20.   No. 8. Ende vom Lied 00:05:12

Total Playing Time: 09:13:37






Composer(s):
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel; Bach, Johann Sebastian; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Brahms, Johannes; Couperin, François; Debussy, Claude; Scarlatti, Domenico; Schumann, Robert; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Conductor(s):
Wit, Antoni

Orchestra(s):
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Borusan Quartet

Artist(s):
Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos; Instrumental; Interview; Spoken Commentary

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.508016

Barcode: 747313801633

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Physical Release: 03/2015

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