When I first heard the story of how Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto written soon afterwards, entitled Geistervariationen (Ghost Variations). Robert Schumann. Variations on an original theme, for piano in E flat major (” Geister-Variationen”), WoO Composition Information ↓; Description. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Robert Schumann: Geistervariationen – András Schiff on AllMusic – – András Schiff, .

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These he evokes through a balance of restraint and transparency. Part 4 Robert Schumann. Solo piano music by Robert Schumann. You schhmann commenting using your Twitter account. Schumann claimed that these Geistervariationen Ghost Variations came to him in a dream. But the alternate finale, played at the work’s first appearance on the program, is worth hearing.

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Sexy Trippy All Moods. Even in his propriety, Schiff teases out an epic flow from its underlying fortitude. Schumann Edition [45 CDs].

Fantasie in C-Dur, Op. Schiff does well with these, capturing oddly blank but pregnant quality of Schumann ‘s later music, which seems to be undergoing a revaluation upward. Part 12 Robert Schumann. Schiff seems to draw energy directly from nature and experiences of observation for a reading that is understated yet lyrical.

In a brief liner note, Schiff delights in his geistervariaitonen of a first-version manuscript of the third and final movement. Langsam getragen Fassung letzter Hand. Part 9 Robert Schumann. Sexy Trippy All Moods. The variations were composed in the time leading up to geustervariationen admission to an asylum for the insane and are infrequently played or recorded today. Notify me of new posts via email.


The always manic-depressive composer was elated and immediately started writing a series geisterariationen variations on it. Wichtige Begebenheit Robert Schumann. Un poco Adagio – Allegro vivace Robert Schumann.

Part 8 Robert Schumann. Geistervagiationen suggests that this was meant as an oblique dedication to Claraand there is no reason to doubt him given the allusive quality of Schumann ‘s art. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You are commenting using your WordPress. Am Camin Robert Schumann.

schumxnn Brokering some urgency here and there, the main theme and its five variations bespeak a tender privacy that is self-assured and wise, despite being written in the wake of a failed suicide attempt and soon before admission into an asylum.

As any Schumann interpreter perhaps must, Schiff brings awareness of attendant shadows as well. Leise, innig Robert Schumann.

Email required Address never made public. Another highlight is the early Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op. Retrieved from ” https: Curiose Geschichte Robert Schumann. He was already suffering from a severe and painful geisteervariationen disorder when he dreamed or imagined that an angel either Mendelssohn or Schubert descended and dictated a “spirit theme” to him, which he wrote down.

Un poco Adagio – Allegro vivace. The first and third variations put the theme into different triplet accompaniments, while the second uses the theme in canon. They offered him “most magnificent revelations”, but also threatened to send him to Hell.


The Complete Piano Solo Music. The final two movements pulse geidtervariationen theatricality.

Robert Schumann: Geistervariationen – Schiff (ECM New Series 2122/23)

Those preferring the Fantasy as it is usually known can program it into its normal place; it appears at the end of disc geistervariarionen. The hope Schumann thought had been offered by the angels is gone.

The album’s title comes from Schumann ‘s final work, interrupted by his attempt to throw himself into the Rhine River. Klaviersonate in fis-Moll, Op.

Complete Solo Piano Works. The music faded into the distance. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. He was rescued and taken back home, soon thereafter to voluntarily commit himself to an asylum. Fast zu ernst Robert Geisterrvariationen. The Complete Works for Piano, Vol. At this point Schumann plummeted to the opposite end of his manic-depressive disorder and, in despair, cast first his wedding ring and then himself into geistervariatkonen freezing waters of the Rhine in a suicide attempt.

The theme is now altered, hidden, more and more submerged in other textures of the piano until it has disappeared. Verrufene Stelle Robert Schumann. These Spirit Variations are unusual in that for the first three variations no changes at all are made to the theme itself. Part 7 Robert Schumann.