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Schumann: Piano Sonatas for the Young, Op. 118; Songs of Dawn, Op. 133; Sonata No. 3, Op. 14 (original final movement); Sonata No. 4 (realization); Unfinished Sketch of Sonata No. 4 / Jinsang Lee, piano

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  1. Schumann — Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: No. 1, Im ruhigen tempo $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Schumann — Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: No. 2, Belebt, nicht zu rasch $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Schumann — Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: No. 3, Lebhaft $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Schumann — Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: No. 4, Bewegt $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Schumann — Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133: No. 5, Im Anfange ruhiges, im Verlauf bewegteres Tempo $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Schumann — Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 118 No. 1: I. Lebhaft $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Schumann — Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 118 No. 1: II. Thema mit Variationen $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Schumann — Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 118 No. 1: III. Puppenwiegenlied $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Schumann — Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 118 No. 1: IV. Rondoletto $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Schumann — Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 118 No. 2: I. Lebhaft $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Schumann — Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 118 No. 2: II. Canon $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Schumann — Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 118 No. 2: III. Abendlied $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Schumann — Piano Sonata in D Major, Op. 118 No. 2: IV. Kindergesellschaft $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Schumann — Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 118 No. 3: I. Im Marschtempo $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Schumann — Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 118 No. 3: II. Ausdrucksvoll $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Schumann — Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 118 No. 3: III. Zigeunertanz $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Schumann — Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 118 No. 3: IV. Traum eines Kindes $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Schumann — Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 14: IV. Presto possible (Ed. P.E. Green, Jr. & F. Moyer) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Schumann — Piano Sonata No. 4: IV. Agitato (Realized by K. A. Rasmussen) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Schumann — Piano Sonata No. 4: I. Allegro molto (Realized by P.E. Green, Jr. & F. Moyer) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Schumann — Piano Sonata No. 4: IV. Agitato (Realized by P.E. Green, Jr. & F. Moyer) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Gesänge der Frühe (5), for piano, Op. 133
>Schumann, Robert : Sonatas (3) ("Für die Jugend") for piano, Op. 118
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata no 3 in F minor, Op. 14
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata no 4 (realised from Schumann's sketch by Karl Aage Rasmusssen)
>Schumann, Robert : Unfinished Sketch of Sonata no 4
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Notes & Reviews:

Robert Schumann's dramatic life and transcendent music can be considered an archetype for the Romantic age in which he lived. Most of the works on this recording were written towards the end of his life, and Gesange der Fruhe (Songs of Dawn) was completed just months before Schumann's final breakdown and confinement to the asylum in Endenich, its strange beauty infused with ideas of double identity. Schumann had his own daughters in mind for the utterly charming Klavier-Sonaten fur die Jugend (Piano Sonatas for the Young), while the earlier sonata movements have recently been transcribed and edited from the composer's incomplete or discarded sketches.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (10/31/2014); Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/01/2014/11/02/2014).



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>Schumann, Robert : Gesänge der Frühe (5), for piano, Op. 133
  • Performer: Jinsang Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (10/31/2014); Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/01/2014/11/02/2014)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Schumann, Robert : Sonatas (3) ("Für die Jugend") for piano, Op. 118
  • Performer: Jinsang Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (10/31/2014); Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/01/2014/11/02/2014)
  • Running Time: 36 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Schumann, Robert : Sonata no 3 in F minor, Op. 14 :: [Original version] Presto possibile
  • Performer: Jinsang Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (10/31/2014); Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/01/2014/11/02/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1836

>Schumann, Robert : Sonata no 4 (realised from Schumann's sketch by Karl Aage Rasmusssen) :: Agitato
  • Performer: Jinsang Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (10/31/2014); Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/01/2014/11/02/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Schumann, Robert : Unfinished Sketch of Sonata no 4 :: Allegro molto
  • Performer: Jinsang Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (10/31/2014); Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/01/2014/11/02/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Schumann, Robert : Unfinished Sketch of Sonata no 4 :: Agitato
  • Performer: Jinsang Lee (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (10/31/2014); Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (11/01/2014/11/02/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837