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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Robert Schumann: Geistervariationen – Schiff (ECM New Series 2122/23)

This was Schumann’s last work before he was admitted to the mental hospital in Bonn- Endenich. The Complete Works for Piano, Vol.

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Schumann claimed that these Geistervariationen Ghost Variations came to him in a dream. The harmonies have a curiously static effect, and geistervarjationen reluctance of the melody to be altered creates an impression of a memorial.


Wichtige Begebenheit Robert Schumann. Another highlight is the early Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.

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While still at home, the very day after the attempt, he finished the fifth and final variation. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Am Camin Robert Schumann. Part 1 Robert Schumann. Geistervariatlonen works vitally through the first two movements, his left hand working overtime in support of the flowering right. Etwas belebter Robert Schumann. Bittendes Kind Robert Schumann.

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Robert Schumann: Geistervariationen

Part 3 Robert Schumann. The next day, he completed the work and sent the manuscript to his wife, Clarawho had left him the night before, on the advice of a doctor. Schiff seems to draw energy directly from nature and experiences of observation for a reading that is understated yet lyrical.

In a way the entire album is indeed a set of “ghost variations,” with various spirits beginning with Beethoven involved. The always manic-depressive composer was elated and immediately started writing a series of variations on it. Leise, innig Robert Schumann.

Der Dichter spricht Robert Schumann. Geistervaritionen first and third variations put the theme into different triplet accompaniments, while the second uses the theme in canon. Schiff does well with these, capturing oddly blank but pregnant quality of Schumann ‘s later music, which seems to be undergoing a revaluation upward.


Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The theme is now altered, hidden, more and more submerged in other textures of the piano until it has disappeared. But the larger works here, which show Schumann struggling with the legacy of Beethoven just as Brahms would a generation later, are superbly done, with the clarity of structure and detail for which this Hungarian pianist is known.

Brokering some urgency here and there, the main theme geistervairationen its five variations geistervariatinen a tender privacy that geistervariationenn self-assured and wise, despite being written in the wake of a failed suicide attempt and soon before admission into an asylum.

Retrieved 6 July The first sonata, his Opus 11, follows. Langsam getragen Fassung letzter Hand. The C-sharp Waltz and Waltz in D are notably filigreed in this manner, while the playful chromatism of the Polonaise in D leaves a tannin-rich aftertaste.