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Max
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Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:11 pm    Post subject: Schumann

I think he is one of the my favourite classical/romantic transition composers...his Toccata is sublime, his Fantasy pieces are amazing and also his Etudes are quite moving. It's also interesting that he thought of Chopin very highly.
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Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:22 pm    Post subject:

Schumann is awesome

He wrote brilliant works, all of which radiated of his unique style that requires a great maturity to produce the appropriate quality of sound and emotion.

His life was interesting too.. really sad, like so many great musicians

he's one of my favorite composers... I hold him in high regard & admiration.
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Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 9:04 pm    Post subject:

I love him. His works usually need some listening to get used to, but once you understand the philosophy behind a work he's just so damn good. I'm playing his Kinderszenen, and absolutely loving them. Such hard works for such easy sounding music.
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Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:50 am    Post subject:

It has often been said that his sense of harmonic rhythm was superior, and he was a very learned musician--like contemporaries Berlioz, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and Liszt--while exhibiting creative strength and tireless invention. His lieder are his best work, no doubt about that .
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Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 10:14 am    Post subject:

I Agree. Great composer.
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Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:30 pm    Post subject:

I adore Schumann as much as I adore Beethoven. I love his Davidsbundlertanze and Papillon, they are just brilliant, great pieces from a great composer.
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Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject:

I heard his Papillons for the first time not very long ago. It was the first piece of Schumann that I instantly loved.
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Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:25 am    Post subject:

Schumann is quite, yet not so appealing on first listenings. I have to concede that Schumann didn't strike me at first, his music sounds arbitrary and too spontaneous at times. But his music is unique. It's different from all other piano musics. I love his Krislenea and scenes from childhood.
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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:41 pm    Post subject:

Yes, Schumann has written some exquisit works, many of which you mentioned, also the Grillen (or Whims) I'm working on, great piece, from a great collection of pieces he wrote!

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Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:59 am    Post subject:

PianistSk8er wrote:
Yes, Schumann has written some exquisit works, many of which you mentioned, also the Grillen (or Whims) I'm working on, great piece, from a great collection of pieces he wrote!

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Is the grillen not from Fantasie Stucke? I think it is so. It's a really nice piece that I also love.
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Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:40 am    Post subject:

I think I can say for most, if not, all of us when I say "Absolutely amazing."
I just feel so compelled and into playing when I'm playing Schumann. Love his Davidsbundlertanze. Remarkable pieces.

Plus, it's kind of interesting to note that Schumann attempted suicide on the day I was born.
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Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 2:15 am    Post subject:

"Scenes from childhood" is something we all should learn.
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Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:00 am    Post subject:

krittyot wrote:
"Scenes from childhood" is something we all should learn.


It's a quite nice set of works. Lots of varied moods and very attractive. I think it is a good training set for children to learn, and for experienced pianist to interpret. I have yet to play it though.
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Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 10:18 am    Post subject:

WinterWind_23 wrote:
krittyot wrote:
"Scenes from childhood" is something we all should learn.


It's a quite nice set of works. Lots of varied moods and very attractive. I think it is a good training set for children to learn, and for experienced pianist to interpret. I have yet to play it though.


I'm not even gonna start....
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Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:15 pm    Post subject:

Haha, yeah, there's a difference between "Kinderszenen" and "Album für die Jugend".
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