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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He did not recognize that it was actually a theme which he had composed previously.
Theme in E-flat major (Schumann, Robert)
The album’s title comes from Schumann ‘s final work, interrupted by his attempt to throw himself into the Rhine River. In a way the entire album is indeed a set of “ghost variations,” with various spirits beginning with Beethoven involved.
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Langsam getragen Fassung letzter Hand Robert Schumann. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The first and third schunann put the theme into different triplet accompaniments, while the second uses the theme in canon. Bittendes Kind Robert Schumann. Wichtige Begebenheit Robert Schumann. The modest Aria that follows is, at just over three minutes, a lovely foil to its minute predecessor, and all the more enchanting for it.
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Even in his propriety, Schiff teases out an epic flow from its underlying fortitude. The next day, he completed the work and sent the manuscript to his geistervadiationen, Clarawho had left him the night before, on the advice of a doctor.
Part 9 Robert Schumann. While he was still working on the composition, on 27 February he suddenly threw himself half clothed into the freezing Rhine river, from which he was rescued and returned home. Fill in your details geistervariatonen or click an icon to log in: He brings enough insight to inspire but not to overwhelm, allowing the solace of each to occupy its respective niche with plenty of room to slumber. Sorry, geistervxriationen blog cannot share posts by email.
Those preferring the Fantasy as it is usually known can program it into its normal place; it appears at the end of disc two.
Wolf-Dieter Seiffert wrote in the preface to Thema mit Variationen Geistervariation that at this time of his life, Schumann believed that he was surrounded by spirits who played him music, both “wonderful” and “hideous”. The always manic-depressive composer was elated and immediately started writing a series of variations on it.
Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen Robert Schumann. Another highlight is the early Piano Sonata in Geistervaiationen sharp minor, Op. Indeed, each section would feel like the beginning of a longer excursion were it not already so elaborate. Der Dichter spricht Robert Schumann.
Retrieved 6 July In this iteration, Schumann revives the final theme of the first movement—a strategy later scrapped for its pedantry. The hope Schumann thought had been offered by the angels is gone. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen. Allegro un poco maestoso. Andreas Staier plays Schumann on Period Piano.
Schiff seems to draw energy directly from nature and experiences of observation for a reading that is understated yet lyrical.
This set of theme with five variations is inextricably linked with deterioration of Schumann’s nervous condition that was to lead to his death two xchumann a half years later. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Streams Videos All Posts. The first sonata, his Opus 11, follows. Schumann claimed that these Geistervariationen Ghost Variations came to him in a dream.
Recording Location Historischer Reitstadel, Neumarkt. Release Date October 18,