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GEN 86062
EAN: 4260036250626
18.90 €

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)  
Drei Fantasiestücke Opus 111
Robert Schumann  
Sieben Clavierstücke in Fughettenform Opus 126
Robert Schumann  
Gesänge der Frühe Opus 133
Robert Schumann  
Thema mit Variationen für das Pianoforte
Robert Schumann  
Zwei Choralsätze aus Endenich
Robert Schumann  
Vokalquartett „Die Orange und Myrthe hier“
Robert Schumann  
Vier Stücke aus: Album für die Jugend Opus 68
Robert Schumann  
Balladen für Declamation und Pianoforte Opus 106, 122

Robert Schumann

Late Piano Works

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Tobias Koch draws us right into the strange, sad, border-crossing atmosphere of Robert Schumann’s last years with his new Genuin CD. The floating, overtone-rich sound of his historical keyboard instruments compels one to listen just as much as his inspired, sensitive playing. “Fantasy Pieces,” Early Morning Songs”, “composed for Clara along with the gift of a grand piano.” The composer arrives at new compositional paths on the wings of his creative imagination in an almost alarming way, not least inspired by the innovative keyboard instruments of 1850 documenented here by Tobias Koch. This is a truly vital contribution to historically informed performance practice which has gone down well in romantic music for a long time!

(Tobias Koch plays a Concert grand, ca. 1855 / Square piano, ca. 1850 by Johann Bernhard Klems)

“A delight that can hardly be surpassed! […] What Tobias Koch introduces here is a Schumann CD the likes of which is heard only extremely rarely: exciting, interesting, surprising, heavenly and (sonically) sensuous...It is largely thanks to the outstanding recording technology, carefully reproducing every detail, that the sonic richness of the instruments and Tobias Koch’s sensitive interpretation, originating from the sound-spectrum of these instruments, has such an incredibly thrilling effect. The recording market apparently still does have its great moments!”
Klassik.com, Online

"Pay attention early on the tone and character of the various instruments; attempt to commit them to your ear´s memory."
Robert Schumann

"This quotation, from Schumann´s Haus- and Lebensregeln of 1850, seems to inspire Tobias Koch´s choice of pianos in this recording, as he makes use of two entirely different instruments, bringing the unique quality of each to the force."
"Particularly enjoyable are the moments where the top voice reaches out to a higher register, which Koch emphasizes by delicately lingering."
Read the profound review essay "Robert Schumann Recordings on Perion Pianos in the Bicentennial Year" in the magazine Keyboard Perspectives III (2010).