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Chloe Mun - Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 & Fantasie (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chloe Mun - Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 & Fantasie (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:50 minutes | 1.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The overall winner of the Geneva Competition (unanimously awarded First Prize) and the Busoni Competition (first Asian pianist to win First Prize since it began in 1949).

Chloe Mun - Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 & Fantasie (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 24, 2017
Chloe Mun - Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 & Fantasie (2017)

Chloe Mun - Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 & Fantasie
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 70:50 min | 236 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

The overall winner of the Geneva Competition (unanimously awarded First Prize) and the Busoni Competition (first Asian pianist to win First Prize since it began in 1949).
Imogen Cooper - Robert Schumann: "Abegg" Variations; Davidsbundlertanze; Novelettes Op. 21 Nos 2 & 8; Geisternahe (2015)

Imogen Cooper - Robert Schumann:
"Abegg" Variations; Davidsbündlertänze; Novelettes Op. 21 Nos 2 & 8; Geisternähe (2015)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10874 | Time: 01:15:52

This third recording by Imogen Cooper on Chandos features some of Robert Schumann’s most characteristic and complex works for solo piano. Cooper is one of those artists who are reaching a glorious maturity in middle age; she seems to follow in the steps of her teacher Alfred Brendel, her prodigious virtuosity coexisting with lyrical and emotional wisdom. This album includes the Davidsbündlertänze which she describes as a ‘work of stirring beauty and humour that make it one of the great romantic masterpieces for the piano’. It also illustrates the journey between two sets of variations: Schumann’s first published and last composed piano pieces. While the ‘Abegg’ is ‘virtuosic, extroverted, challenging to play, and charming’, the Geistervariationen are ‘introverted and sparse, with a deep but elusive emotion’. Finally, in the two Novelletten Imogen Cooper reveals what she calls the ‘hidden narrative filaments to be discovered’ in Schumann’s music; this requires ‘a skill which is very necessary in the interpretation of scores that frequently appear disjointed and illogical’.
Claudio Arrau, RCO, Christoph von Dohnanyi - Edvard Grieg & Robert Schumann: Piano Concertos (1989) [Repost, New Rip]

Edvard Grieg & Robert Schumann: Piano Concertos (1989)
Claudio Arrau, piano; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Christoph von Dohnányi

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 426 079-2 | Time: 01:06:55

Claudio Arrau recorded these concertos twice for Philips, the present performances in 1963, and then again in 1980 with Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony. There's very little to choose between them. Tempos are almost identical, and contrary to what one might expect, the slow movement of the Schumann concerto is actually a bit faster in the later version. Arrau's way with the music is wholly characteristic of the man: serious, even reverential (at the beginning of the Schumann), and played with drop-dead gorgeous tone. The result enhances the stature of both works, but the Grieg in particular. The climax of the finale has an epic grandeur without a hint of bombast that you simply won't find in any other performance. Dohnányi's accompaniments are also distinguished: he lets Arrau lead but isn't afraid to permit the orchestra to assert itself where necessary; and of course the playing of the Concertgebouw is top-notch. If you haven't heard Arrau in this music, it really doesn't matter which of his recordings you wind up with, but do try to get at least one of them.
Sviatoslav Richter - Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs

Music Festival 'December Nights', Moscow 1985: Schumann, Schubert, Chopin (2014) 2 CDs
Sviatoslav Richter, piano; Anatoly Kamyshev, clarinet; Oleg Kagan, violin;
Natalia Gutman, cello; Yuri Bashmet, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 646 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 365 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MEL CD 10 02204 | Time: 02:29:03

Firma Melodiya continues the series of compact discs dedicated to December Evenings Festival that takes place at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. This album, like the previous one, is dedicated to the 1985 festival World of Romanticism and includes recordings featuring Sviatoslav Richter. The atmosphere of December Evenings, an event initiated by the great pianist, differed from usual philharmonic concerts. The spirit of music as an inseparable part of "fusion of arts" the romanticists dreamt of was invisibly felt in each number; a sensitive listener can catch it in these, perhaps technically imperfect, concert recordings from thirty years ago. The works by Schubert, Schumann and Chopin were performed by Sviatoslav Richter in ensemble with his outstanding contemporaries, violinist and David Oistrakh's student Oleg Kogan who passed away prematurely, violist Yuri Bashmet, cellist Natalia Gutman and clarinettist Anatoly Kamyshov.
Anne Gastinel - Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto; Works for Cello and Piano (2001)

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto; Works for Cello and Piano (2001)
Anne Gastinel, cello; Claire Désert, piano; Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège; Louis Langrée, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | # V4897 | Time: 00:59:24

A remarkably intimate recording of Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor, this performance by Anne Gastinel and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, directed by Louis Langrée, may be a little too forward for the average listener's comfort. Direct Stream Digital engineering places Gastinel front and center – almost in one's living room – and the orchestra is not far behind. Such "living presence" may be an audiophile's delight, but others may find the proximity disconcerting, especially because Gastinel's bowing seems overly resinous up close. However, this is the only complaint worth making about this disc, for Gastinel is wonderfully expressive and the orchestra is extraordinarily balanced and clear in its timbres, no mean achievement in Schumann's problematic, thick orchestration. The remaining performances are less forwardly recorded and sound pleasant and natural, with a fresh spontaneity that feels more like a recital than a studio session.
Robert Schumann - Storck / Ishihara - Complete Works for Violoncello and Piano (2009) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Robert Schumann - Complete Works for Violoncello and Piano
Klaus Storck, Violoncello / Aya Ishihara, Piano
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 255 MB | Full Artwork: 101 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "audio.max" # 903 1544-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

"The years spent by Robert Schumann and his Clara in Dresden were a time of perfect happiness, and in 1849 the composer, like a teenager, presented his dearest with a Romanze pervaded by intense passion. An outstanding recording of Schumann’s complete works for violoncello and piano from this time transports us up to the couple’s seventh heaven. The Schumann specialist Aya Ishihara plays Clara’s role at a Steinway grand piano (1901), and her experienced duo partner Klaus Storck is heard as the emotionally profound cellist playing an Italian “Spiritus Sorsana” cello (made in 1730 in Cunei)…"
David Fray - Plays Piano At Verbier Festival 2009 (F. Schubert, J. S. Bach, R. Schumann) [HDTV 1080i]

David Fray - Plays Piano At Verbier Festival 2009 (F. Schubert, J. S. Bach, R. Schumann) [HDTV 1080i]
AVC, 1920x1080 (16:9), 10.4 mbps, 25 fps | AC3 384 kbps, 2 ch | 00:51:00 | 3.9 GB
Classical, Piano | Unitel Classica | HDTV->MKV

French classical pianist David Fray brilliantly performs pieces by Bach, Schubert and Schumann.
Robert Schumann - Gringolts Quartet - Chamber Works (2012) [Onyx ONYX 4087]

Robert Schumann - Gringolts Quartet - Chamber Works
5xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,03 GB | Full Artwork: 168 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Onyx # ONYX 4087 | Country/Year: Europe 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Chamber Music

"… it’s music that we can never know well enough, especially in revelatory performances like these. The playing thrives on a close, intense and uncannily natural ambience (all except the violin sonatas were recorded in the Lutheran Church of Saint Catherine, St. Petersburg, Russia). Philip Borg-Wheeler’s liner notes make absorbing reading." ~audiophile-audition
Marc-Andre Hamelin / Schumann: Kinderszenen, Waldszenen; Janacek: On The Overgrown Path Book I (2014)

Marc-Andre Hamelin / Schumann: Kinderszenen, Waldszenen; Janacek: On The Overgrown Path Book I (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 179 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 68030

Marc-André presents a fascinating juxtaposition of two composers who are not obviously musically related, but who are proved on this album to be a felicitous combination. Schumann’s well-loved Kinderszenen (‘Scenes from childhood’) cycle is a masterpiece: each piece is as deftly and exquisitely crafted as anything in his more outwardly sophisticated mode. From the haunting beauty of the opening ‘From foreign lands and people’ (‘Von fremden Ländern und Menschen’), via the spare eloquence of the central ‘Dreaming’ (‘Träumerei’), to the quiet rhetoric of ‘The poet speaks’ (‘Der Dichter spricht’), the listener is taken through nuances of emotion whose effects are heartrendingly poignant.