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Schumann: Abegg-Variationen Op.1, Theme & Variations WoO 24, Geistervariationen, Fantasiestücke Opp.12 & 111 / Andreas Staier, piano

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  1. Schumann — Abegg-Variationen, Op. 1: Tema. Animato $1.29 on iTunes
  2. Schumann — Abegg-Variationen, Op. 1: Var. I $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Schumann — Abegg-Variationen, Op. 1: Var. II $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Schumann — Abegg-Variationen, Op. 1: Var. III $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Schumann — Abegg-Variationen, Op. 1: Cantabile - Non troppo lento $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Schumann — Abegg-Variationen, Op. 1: Finale alla Fantasia - Vivace $1.29 on iTunes
  7. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: I. Des Abends - Sehr innig zu spielen $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: II. Aufschwung - Sehr rasch $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: III. Warum? Langsam und zart $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: IV. Grillen - Mit Humor $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: V. In der Nacht - Mit Leidenschaft $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: VI. Fabel - Langsam - Schnell $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: VII. Traumes Wirren - Äußerst lebhaft $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 12: VIII. Ende vom Lied - Mit gutem Humor $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 111: I. Sehr rasch, mit leidenschaftlichem Vortrag $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 111: II. Ziemlich langsam - Etwas bewegter - Erstes Tempo $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Schumann — Fantasiestücke, Op. 111: III. Kräftig und sehr markiert $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Schumann — Variations in E Flat Major ‛Ghost Variations’: Tema. Leise, innig $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Schumann — Variations in E Flat Major ‛Ghost Variations’: Var. I $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Schumann — Variations in E Flat Major ‛Ghost Variations’: Var. II. Canonisch $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Schumann — Variations in E Flat Major ‛Ghost Variations’: Var. III. Etwas belebter $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Schumann — Variations in E Flat Major ‛Ghost Variations’: Var. IV $1.29 on iTunes
  23. Schumann — Variations in E Flat Major ‛Ghost Variations’: Var. V $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1
>Schumann, Robert : Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestucke (3) for Piano, Op. 111
>Schumann, Robert : Variations on an original theme, for piano in E flat major ("Geister-Variationen"), WoO 24
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Notes & Reviews:

This third volume of Andreas Staier's series devoted to the piano music of Robert Schumann begins with his first published composition, the Abegg Variations, and ends with his very last work, posthumously published Geistervariationen. The road he traveled between the two works was a long one, yet this program also brings out the consistency of the poetic urge that gives Schumann's music its matchless powers of evocation.

Sunday Times, 23rd November 2014
The sound of Staier's 1837 Erard instrument will doubtless divide devotees of period pianos and modern Steinways...Yet in two sets from opposite ends of Schumann's career...Staier's virtuosity and stylish conviction eventually won over my ears.

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2014
Staier, playing a pure-toned Erard piano of 1837, conveys its otherworldly aura very well. He makes a strong case, too, for the unduly neglected Fantasiestncke Op. 111...In these, Staier is more successful with Schumann's good-natured humour than with the more impassionated side of his character.

Early Music Review, December 2014
Staier, whose performances are always thought provoking, uses all his pianistic excellence and musicianly guile to engage the ear and mind of the listener ... this was both an enjoyable experience and an edifying one.

Gramophone Magazine, December 2014
Staier never does anything that is less than compelling...Where interpreter and keyboard particularly score is in the Abegg Variations, not least the left-hand crossings of the third variation, which have never sounded cheekier...This is a fascinating juxtaposition of early and late Schumann.

MusicWeb International, 24th December 2014
The Erard, which dates from the same year as the Op.12, 1837, sounds wonderful. Even ardent admirers of large modern grands will find a lot to enjoy here... very accomplished.

International Record Review, January 2015
Staier plays it [Variationen] with easy assurance and charm... Staier plays them [Fantasiestncke] with the same dedication, spontaneity and pianistic refinement that he brings tp the earlier and more effusive works.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (02/2013).



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>Schumann, Robert : Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (3) for Piano, Op. 111
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Schumann, Robert : Variations on an original theme, for piano in E flat major ("Geister-Variationen"), WoO 24
  • Performer: Andreas Staier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1854