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SCHUMANN, R.: Kreisleriana / Blumenstuck / Faschingsschwank (Biret Solo Edition, Vol. 5)


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Between the Lines: Idil Biret talks to Jeremy Siepmann

SCHUMANN, R.: Kreisleriana / Blumenstuck / Faschingsschwank (Biret Solo Edition, Vol. 5)

“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.”
“A recital program of Beethoven’s Sonata, Op 28, Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op 12, Schubert’s Impromptus and finally, to conclude, Prokofiev’s Sonata No 7. Having at her disposal gentleness and force as well as the wide range of colour palette such a programme requires, it is easy to explain the acclamation of the excited public at Idil Biret’s recital.”
“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 Childhood Dreams are seen through the eyes of an adult. Biret’s Debussy is full of sensitivity and intimate feeling.”

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

Total Playing Time: 01:04:26

Schumann, Robert

Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.571292

Barcode: 747313129270

Physical Release: 10/2012

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