Articles tagged 'Schumann'

Words Fail Me 6.

Avoid this Dowland sampler unless you approached the English Orpheus via Sting’s hit album.

Words Fail Me 6.

Avoid this Dowland sampler unless you approached the English Orpheus via Sting’s hit album.

Conversations in Music

I’m sitting here today with two of the 19th century’s musical giants, Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann.

Conversations in Music

I’m sitting here today with two of the 19th century’s musical giants, Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann.

Dear La Folia 13.

The season’s changed and it’s no longer mandatory to light an evening fire. This means music listening unaccompanied by the fan in our wood-burning stove.

Dear La Folia 13.

The season’s changed and it’s no longer mandatory to light an evening fire. This means music listening unaccompanied by the fan in our wood-burning stove.

Random Noise 7: To Be Listenin’ or Not to Be Listenin’

I’m holding a CD (I type with my toes) I recommend to the callow as a glimpse of What Was and, to those as long in the tooth as I, a souvenir of the Great Foolishness.

Random Noise 7: To Be Listenin’ or Not to Be Listenin’

I’m holding a CD (I type with my toes) I recommend to the callow as a glimpse of What Was and, to those as long in the tooth as I, a souvenir of the Great Foolishness.

A Pianist’s Thoughts on Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13

The opening chords seem to carry the weight of worldly sadness. A descending arpeggio in C-sharp minor supported by chords succeeds in resisting forward motion, giving the theme its somber beauty.

A Pianist’s Thoughts on Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13

The opening chords seem to carry the weight of worldly sadness. A descending arpeggio in C-sharp minor supported by chords succeeds in resisting forward motion, giving the theme its somber beauty.

An Eclectic Piano Ramble

This handful of discs features the piano in all sorts of forms and genres. We examine works intended to be played at the keyboard and inside the piano, others that alter the piano’s tuning, and those that require a synthesized instrument.

An Eclectic Piano Ramble

This handful of discs features the piano in all sorts of forms and genres. We examine works intended to be played at the keyboard and inside the piano, others that alter the piano’s tuning, and those that require a synthesized instrument.

On Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze (II)

Book II begins with a powerful dance in D-minor.

On Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze (II)

Book II begins with a powerful dance in D-minor.

On Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze (I)

Perhaps only a fool would try to describe Robert Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze.

On Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze (I)

Perhaps only a fool would try to describe Robert Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze.

Dear La Folia 3.

Schumann is something of a mystery to me.

Dear La Folia 3.

Schumann is something of a mystery to me.

The Hyperion Schumann Song Edition

The English label Hyperion… has released the first three volumes of a projected complete Schumann song edition.

The Hyperion Schumann Song Edition

The English label Hyperion… has released the first three volumes of a projected complete Schumann song edition.