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Kreisleriana / Fantasies Op 16 / Sonata Op 11

R. Schumann Audio CD
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listen  1. Sonata for Piano No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11: I. Introduzione. Un poco Adagio - Allegro vivace12:39$1.98  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Sonata for Piano No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11: II. Aria 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. III. Scherzo e Intermezzo. Allegrissimo - Intermezzo - Tempo I 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Sonata for Piano No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11: IV. Finale. Allegro un poco maestoso - Allegro più 9:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Kreisleriana: Fantasien für Klavier, Op. 16: I. Äußerst bewegt 2:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Kreisleriana: Fantasien für Klavier, Op. 16: II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch 7:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. III. Sehr aufgeregt 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Kreisleriana: Fantasien für Klavier, Op. 16: IV. Sehr langsam 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Kreisleriana: Fantasien für Klavier, Op. 16: V. Sehr lebhaft 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Kreisleriana: Fantasien für Klavier, Op. 16: VI. Sehr langsam 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Kreisleriana: Fantasien für Klavier, Op. 16: VII. Sehr rasch 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Kreisleriana: Fantasien Für Klavier, Op. 16: VIII. Schnell Und Spielend 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 28, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000029UC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,990 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A More Emotional Perahia May 23, 2008
By twc
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I've been a fan of Murray Perahia since college, seeing his every concert whenever I've been lucky enough to be in the same time and place as he is. I've also defended him from criticism (Murray-bot) regarding his lack of emotion. While I've felt that his playing is technically faultless, he is an intelligent, shy man (Yes, I shook his hand and hugged him on multiple occasions! Lucky me!), so I always thought: it's no wonder that he also plays politely, in a nuanced, civilized manner. In my opinion, his natural style is distinctly suited for the elegance & structure of classical and baroque, and I love his recordings for that genre. (In fact, this CD: Handel/Scarlatti: Murray Perahia Plays Handel & Scarlatti is among the best piano recordings.)

The first time, I heard Murray's Schumann, I was very happy because it surprised me. I knew I was in for a technical thrill, and it's there in all its dazzling glory. However, Schumann's music allows a wiser, more human performance if the artist risks. I was pleasantly surprised and then delightfully listened, hearing a mix of Murray's usual technical beauty with a deeper, more inward pondering -- the Sonata is lovely.

I am happy to add this to my collection, but as much as I love Murray, this is not the Kreisleriana I will turn to the most as it's simply not gutsy enough for my taste. Murray's touch is light, controlled, measured, and intelligent, but there are moments (personal preference) where I feel the artist can even be raw and terrible.

So while I feel that Murray is more emotional than he usually is, it is not enough for Schumann's Kreisleriana.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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As a college student years ago, I heard Perahia perform the Kreisleriana. It was a magical performance, one I haven't forgotten almost 25 years later. It inspired me to study the work, and since that time I have searched for a recording and interpretation of Kreisleriana that reminded me of that performance. When I discovered this Perahia recording, I thought my search would be at an end. Alas! It hints at, but doesn't quite measure up to that performance of long ago. Yet it is the closest I have found, and beats the others I have heard by a long shot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A strong performance from Perahia August 27, 1999
By A Customer
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Of the many different recordings of Kreisleriana I have heard throughout the years, this is one of the best I have ever heard. Perahia brilliantly shines in his rendition of Schumann's set of eight fantasies for the piano. His playing echos with fire, passion, humor, and longing. In the second movement of Kreisleriana, he gives some his most poetic playing. His performance overall is outstanding, poignant, and searching. Of the Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, I cannot say too many good things about, as the piece itself suffers from some inherent problems. Of Schumann's earlier pieces, the first sonata seems scattered and unfocused. It does not readily compare to other similar pieces by Schubert or Brahms. Perahia, however, manages to somewhat salvage this flawed piece.
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