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SCHUMANN, R.: Piano Quintet / Symphonic Etudes (Biret Chamber Music Edition, Vol. 1)


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SCHUMANN, R.: Piano Quintet / Symphonic Etudes (Biret Chamber Music Edition, Vol. 1)

“Idil Biret’s recordings of Schumann’s Kreisleriana, Blumenstück and Carnaval de Vienne show the pianist in her best form: majestic, accurate, clear and always poetic. The lyrical 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
“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 or 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 1960
“At her recital in the Opera House Concert Hall last Thursday… the storm and stress of Schumann’s Symphonic Studies, Op. 13 forged ahead with a fine romantic impulse… Idil Biret can be counted among the leading performers of piano keyboards.” THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – Australia 1980

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 - agitato 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

Total Playing Time: 01:13:01

Schumann, Robert

Borusan Quartet

Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.571305

Barcode: 747313130573

Physical Release: 11/2014

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