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Alfred Brendel Plays Schumann

Alfred Brendel Plays Schumann
Alfred Brendel Plays Schumann

Alfred Brendel Plays Schumann

Fantasia in c minor, Op.17
Symphonic Etudes, Op.13
16 German dances

Catalogue Number: ALC 1046
Number of Discs: 1
Duration: 58:04



*** “Brendel’s opening phrase of the Symphonic Etudes is immediately individual, and yet in essence these 1960’s readings are not wayward, even though strongly personalised. There are other ways of approaching Schumann, but in Brendel’s hands the structure emerges anew, and has the emotional grip one associates with Beethoven. Excellent recordings to match the playing.”— Gramophone
Authoritative Schumann interpretations by the incomparable Alfred Brendel.

  • Fantasy in c minor, Op.17
    • [1] Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschäftlich vorzutragen (13:01)
    • [2] Mässig, durchaus energisch (8:15)
    • [3] Langsam getragen, durchweg leise zu halten (10:38)

Symphonic Studies , Op.13

  • [4] Theme (1:17)
  • [5] Etude No.1 (1:19)
  • [6] Etude No.2 (3:38)
  • [7] Etude No.3 (1:17)
  • [8] Etude No.4 (0:58)
  • [9] Etude No.5 (1 :23)
  • [10] Etude No.6 (0:54)
  • [11] Etude No.7 (1:16)
  • [12] Etude No.8 (2:03)
  • [13] Etude No.9 (0:38)
  • [14] Etude No.10 (1:18)
  • [15] Etude No.11 (3:06)
  • [16] Etude No.12 (6:49)

Total playing time — 58:04
Recorded 1966 in Vienna
Producer: Seymour Solomon
Released under license from Vanguard Classics