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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Theme in E-flat major (Schumann, Robert)

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 and a achumann years later.

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Retrieved from ” https: The theme is now altered, hidden, more and more submerged in other textures of the piano until it has disappeared. Track Listing – Disc 2. Allegrissimo – Lento 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 geistergariationen. The first and third variations put the theme into different triplet accompaniments, while the second uses the theme in canon. Part 6 Robert Schumann. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.


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Sexy Trippy All Moods. He did geistervariiationen recognize that it was actually a theme which he had composed previously. But the alternate finale, played at the work’s first appearance on the program, is worth hearing. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen Robert Schumann. This was Schumann’s last work before he was admitted to the mental hospital in Bonn- Endenich.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. The variations were composed in the time leading up to his admission to schumanj asylum for the insane and are infrequently played or recorded today.

Etwas belebter Robert Schumann. Wichtige Begebenheit Robert Schumann. Written in and dedicated to his future wife, Clara, it is an effusive and utterly heartfelt work, one from which Clara would draw themes for her own compositions.

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As any Schumann interpreter perhaps must, Schiff brings awareness of attendant shadows as well. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Allegro un poco maestoso.

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Schiff 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. Jazz Latin New Age. 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”.


Der Dichter spricht Robert Schumann. In this iteration, Schumann revives the final theme of the first movement—a strategy later scrapped for its pedantry.

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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Part 9 Robert Schumann. Langsam getragen Fassung letzter Hand. Schiff ‘s Hungarian background is relevant, for it was he who brought to light in Budapest an scuhmann finale for the Fantasy in C major, Op.

Notify me of new posts via email. In a way the entire album is indeed a set of “ghost variations,” with various spirits beginning with Beethoven involved. Even in his propriety, Schiff teases out an epic flow schumabn its underlying fortitude. Streams Videos All Posts. The Complete Piano Solo Music. Nevertheless, what we have here is another example of a profound relationship between artist and label, triangulating with a composer whose piano music glistens schumann, as if of its own desire to be heard.