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Favorite Schumann pieces?

Music composed between 1815 and 1910, excluding Chopin: Liszt, Mendelssohn, etc.
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Favorite Schumann pieces?

Postby sever8 » 27 Jan 2008, 14:55

My favorite Schumann pieces are (in order):

4. Arabesque, Op. 18

3. Of Foreign People and Nations (Scenes from childhood), Op. 15 No. 1

2. Toccata, Op. 7

1. Tramerei (Scenes from childhood), Op. 15 No. 7
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Re: Favorite Schumann pieces?

Postby Brewtality » 28 Jan 2008, 08:15

too hard to choose, but probably the cadenza of the A minor concerto, and the piano quintet.
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Re: Favorite Schumann pieces?

Postby PianistSk8er » 28 Jan 2008, 23:44

A difficult choice indeed. I'd have to choose...
  • Traumerei from Kinderszenen
  • Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47
  • Carnaval, Op. 9 (especially the ending)
And many others... His music is some of the best I've heard!

Brewtality wrote:but probably the cadenza of the A minor concerto
Another great one...

PS
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Re: Favorite Schumann pieces?

Postby PianistSk8er » 02 Mar 2008, 00:38

I'd also have to mention his fantasy in C major (op. 17).
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Re: Favorite Schumann pieces?

Postby Brewtality » 05 Mar 2008, 20:15

I forgot the F# minor sonata. I also really like aufschwung and grillen from fantasiestucke, ABEGG variations and Krisleriana. Basically, it's all good.
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Re: Favorite Schumann pieces?

Postby PianistSk8er » 06 Mar 2008, 01:19

Brewtality wrote:Basically, it's all good.

Heh, exactly. 8)
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Re: Favorite Schumann pieces?

Postby krk » 07 Nov 2010, 19:07

His Symphonic Etudes are gorgeous!!
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Re: Favorite Schumann pieces?

Postby Liz88 » 13 Mar 2011, 19:39

Schumann's Davidbundlertanze! By far one of the most beautiful pieces for piano he ever wrote. I love it. Damien Luce plays it wonderfully on Youtube, check out the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO7t8mczEUk . If I remember correctly, it was one of the last pieces Schumann wrote, and an absolute masterpiece of beauty, passion, sorrow and joy melted into one. It's hard to play and I only learned parts of it. But playing it is so therapeutic and such a wonderful release. It was also made into a very famous ballet choreographed by the great George Balanchine in 1980. Watching the dancing and hearing the music was doubly exhilarating!
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