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Roberto Plano & Paola Del Negro - Schumann: Complete Music for Piano 4-hands (2019) [Brilliant Classics; Flac/Mp3]

01.10.2019


Genre: Classical, Romantic Era
Quality: MP3 CBR 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks)
Size: 296 / 472 Mb
Label: Brilliant Classics
Catalogue Number: 95675
Total Time: 02:09:08

Tracklist
01. Polonaise No. 1 for Piano 4-Hands, Anh. G1
02. Polonaise No. 2 for Piano 4-Hands, Anh. G1
03. Polonaise No. 3 for Piano 4-Hands, Anh. G1
04. Polonaise No. 4 for Piano 4-Hands, Anh. G1
05. Polonaise No .5 for Piano 4-Hands, Anh. G1
06. Polonaise No. 6 for Piano 4-Hands, Anh. G1
07. Polonaise No. 7 for Piano 4-Hands, Anh. G1
08. Polonaise No. 8 for Piano 4-Hands, Anh. G1
09. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 I. Geburtstagsmarsch
10. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 II. Barentanz
11. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 III. Gartenmelodie
12. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 IV. Beim Kranzewinden
13. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 V. Kroatenmarsch
14. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 VI. Trauer
15. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 VII. Turniermarsch
16. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 VIII. Reigen
17. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 IX. Am Springbrunnen
18. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 X. Verstecken's
19. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 XI. Gespenstermarchen
20. 12 vierhandige Klavierstucke fur kleine und gro?e Kinder, Op. 85 XII. Abendlied
21. Klavierstuck zu vier Handen in C Major, Op. 85 Anh.
22. Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66 I. Lebhaft
23. Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66 II. Nicht schnell und sehr gesangvoll zu spielen
24. Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66 III. Im Volkston
25. Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66 IV. Nicht schnell
26. Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66 V. Lebhaft
27. Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66 VI. Reuig andachtig
28. Ball-Szenen, Op. 109 I. Preambule
29. Ball-Szenen, Op. 109 II. Polonaise
30. Ball-Szenen, Op. 109 III. Walzer
31. Ball-Szenen, Op. 109 IV. Ungarisch
32. Ball-Szenen, Op. 109 V. Francaise
33. Ball-Szenen, Op. 109 VI. Mazurka
34. Ball-Szenen, Op. 109 VII. Ecossaise
35. Ball-Szenen, Op. 109 VIII. Walzer
36. Ball-Szenen, Op. 109 IX. Promenade
37. Kinderball, Op. 130 I. Polonaise
38. Kinderball, Op. 130 II. Walzer
39. Kinderball, Op. 130 III. Menuett
40. Kinderball, Op. 130 IV. Ecossaise
41. Kinderball, Op. 130 V. Francaise
42. Kinderball, Op. 130 VI. Ringelreihe

Schumann always enjoyed playing piano four-hands, even after the injury to his right hand curtailed any hope of a professional career. Playing this way was in any case associated with domestic pleasure rather than concert-giving, though plenty of composers in the early-Romantic era began to supply music for a hungry market of dedicated amateur musicians, Schumann included.

His first work in the genre was a set of eight Polonaises written in 1828 and very much modelled on the example of Schubert, who died later the same year. These are outgoing works of tremendous charm and lively character, designed for enjoyment on the part of the musicians at least as much as the listener.

Curiously Schumann did not return to the genre in the full flower of his career. The next four-hands work dates from 20 years later, a set of six Bilder aus Östen (Pictures from the East) which he wrote as a Christmas present for his wife Clara in 1848. In these impromptus, vigorous and meditative moods alternate before culminating in No.6, where the two coexist.

There followed the following year a set of 12 pieces Op.85 ‘for small and big children’. The published preface went some way towards explaining this lacuna in Schumann’s output: ‘Over the past 20 years there has been increasing awareness of the lack of short and substantial works originally composed for piano 4-hands. This most recent work by our brilliant Schumann will thus prove to be doubly welcome.’ And so it has been with piano students ever since, from the joyous processional of the opening birthday march to the playful Dance of Bears, sprightly Round Dance and tender slow numbers such as the concluding Evening Song. Schumann’s remaining music for piano four-hands shared this purpose of teaching and delighting children, as well as their teachers and parents: the Ball-Szenen and Kinder-Ball sets of miniatures both dating from 1853.

Plano and del Negro have long enjoyed a fruitful duet partnership; this is their first album together for Brilliant Classics, but Plano has accumulated an impressive catalogue of recordings for the label including music by Luchesi, Piatti, Sgambati and Smetana. The Luchesi (BC95811) was reviewed in glowing terms by Classics Today: ‘this wonderful pianist’s sensitive, intelligently inflected interpretations. Plano truly makes the music sound better than it is, and his artistry holds your attention...

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