JEAN LOUIS NICODÉ (1853-1919): Andenken an Robert Schumann “6 Phantasiestücke”, Op. 6, Variationen und Fuge über ein Originalthema, Op. 18, Ein Liebesleben “10 Poësieen”, Op. 22.
Catalogue Number: 02V053
Description: Draeseke’s description of Nicodé as ‘more a moderate progressive than a cacophonist’—in contrast to his younger contemporary Richard Strauss—may have been intended as a compliment, but doesn’t begin to do justice to this profoundly enjoyable music, its several influences (most notably Schumann but also Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Anton Rubinstein) never far away. Despite the French-looking name, Nicodé was born in Prussia… Simon Callaghan (piano). Simon Callaghan (piano).