GEORG SCHUMANN (1866-1952): Piano Works - 3 Stücke, Op. 1, 8 Stimmungsbilder, Op. 2, 3 Stücke, Op. 23, 6 Fantasien, Op. 36.
Catalogue Number: 01W036
Reference: 555 304-2
Description: A brilliant pianist who as a youth was able to perform challenging concertos, Schumann also composed quality character pieces, impressive “atmospheric pictures,” and more works for the piano. This release traces Schumann’s path from his first piano compositions (1886) through to his more mature late works (1901 and 1904); in them we not only hear influences from Wagner, Liszt, and Chopin but also witness his gradual discovery of his own personal style. Michael van Krücker (piano).