This Naxos release takes an unusual approach: it is, essentially, a historically authentic performance of the songs. Swiss-German pianist Hedayet Djeddikar uses an 1828 Stein piano owned by Clara Schumann herself, and the accompaniments take.
Schumann's published compositions were all for the piano until 1840; he later composed works for piano and orchestra, many lieder (songs for voice and piano), four symphonies, an opera, and other orchestral, choral and chamber works. His writings about music appeared mostly in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik ('The New Journal for Music'), a Leipzig-based publication that he jointly founded.
Schumann: The Complete Piano Trios, Piano Quartet, Op. 47, Piano Quintet, Op. 44Audio C. 3. Album fÃ1/4r die Jugend (Album for the Young) for piano, Op. 68: Act 1: TrÃ¤llerliedchen. 4. 68: Act 1: Ein Choral. 5. 68: Act 1: StÃ1/4ckchen. 6. 68: Act 1: Armes Waisenkind. 7. 68: Act 1: JÃ¤gerliedchen. 8. 68: Act 1: Wilder Reiter. Schumann is perhaps the one composer whose music just dies if the pianist does not get into his crazy world of moods and ghosts. I cannot express how thrilling I found this set to be. ALL the lights are on in every single piece.
Schumann later had the idea of publishing ‘A Christmas album for children who like to play the piano’. This idea came too late for the publisher’s deadlines for the seasonal market, but it is surely the reason why the collection ends with a Sylvesterlied, a song for New Year’s Eve. The Klavieralbum für die Jugend, Op 68, was clearly the inspiration for a follow-up, the Liederalbum für die Jugend, Op 79, the cycle recorded here. The almost self-conscious simplicity of the piano-writing is problematic when the Op 79 songs are presented as a complete set in performance – a rare occurrence in any case.
By Clara Schumann, Dorothea Craxton. 1. 3 Lieder, Op. 12: No. Er ist gekommen - Hedayet Djeddikar. Ihr Bildnis (first version of 6 Songs, Op. 13: No. Ich stand in dunkeln Traumen) - Hedayet Djeddikar. 20. Volkslied - Hedayet Djeddikar. 21. 6 Lieder, Op. Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen: 6 Songs, Op.
This collection is one of Schumann’s most popular works, and to this day it remains a staple of the young pianist’s repertoire. Unlike Kinderszenen, which evokes the feelings and dreams of childhood, but requires a substantial technique, the Album für die Jugend are really pieces for children in the best educational sense. The 25 works in the second book (nos. 19-43) are somewhat more.
Schumann: The Complete Songs. To be released on 31st August 2010 in UK. Complete songs. Ann. Reply With Quote. Previous Thread Next Thread . Similar Threads. Franz Schubert - Composer of the Week, January 22, 2007.
Album : 1 disk - 26 tracks Total length : 01:05:53. Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 (2nd Version) (Robert Schumann).