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Kreisleriana / Fantasies Op 16 / Sonata Op 11

R. Schumann Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)


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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 (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,371 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 11 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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6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A strong performance from Perahia August 27, 1999
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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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