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Schumann: The young virtuoso / Florian Uhlig, piano

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Exercice pour le Pianoforte C-Dur
>Schumann, Robert : Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1
>Schumann, Robert : Etudes (6) after Caprices of Paganini for piano, Op. 3
>Schumann, Robert : Concert Etudes (6) after Caprices of Paganini, for piano, Op. 10
>Schumann, Robert : Toccata C-Dur, Op. 7
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Notes & Reviews:

This is the second CD in a series that will feature the complete oeuvre for solo piano by Robert Schumann. So far there is no TRULY complete recording of the Schumann's complete piano, although a few presume to bear this title. Florian Uhlig's interpretations are based on the new critical edition of Schumann's piano works, and will result in recordings of many pieces that have never been previously available. Volume 2 includes several of Schumann's earliest published works, including his Opus 1, the "Abegg" Variations, composed between 1829 and 1830. The name is believed to refer either to Meta Abegg or to the countess Pauline von Abegg, both of whom may or may not have been real people. Whether or not Frauline Abegg ever existed, Schumann would utilize this musical cryptogram throughout his career, including in his early masterwork, Carnaval Op. 9.

BBC Music Magazine
Uhlig does Schumann proud in every respect. He mantains an admirable balance of brilliance and good sense, with superb voicing, delineating every silken skein of the cat-'s cradle textures with clarity and grace. And though the music celebrates virtuosity - to which Uhlig rises impeccably - there's still a touching humility to his interpretations.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England (05/22/2011-05/24/2011).



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>Schumann, Robert : Exercice pour le Pianoforte C-Dur :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Florian Uhlig (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England (05/22/2011-05/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829-1833

>Schumann, Robert : Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1
  • Performer: Florian Uhlig (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England (05/22/2011-05/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830

>Schumann, Robert : Etudes (6) after Caprices of Paganini for piano, Op. 3
  • Performer: Florian Uhlig (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England (05/22/2011-05/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Schumann, Robert : Concert Etudes (6) after Caprices of Paganini, for piano, Op. 10
  • Performer: Florian Uhlig (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England (05/22/2011-05/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833

>Schumann, Robert : Toccata C-Dur, Op. 7
  • Performer: Florian Uhlig (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England (05/22/2011-05/24/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829-1833