Scenes from Childhood op. 15 and Album for the Young op. 68
Combining these two Schumann bestsellers seemed very natural: both of the titles not only reflect their inner association but the technical demands on the pianist are for once not so great (see the levels of difficulty). And both works are collections of more-or-less short, succinct pieces that ever since their publication (in 1839 and 1848) were to “profoundly influence middle-class musical culture in the second half of the 19th century. To this day, they have lost hardly any of their appeal” (Ernst Herttrich in the preface).
This is a highly imaginative set of pieces, showing a complete change of Zeitgeist from the Minuets, Bagatelles and even Ländler of previous eras to these pictures of Sheherazade, The Stranger and a Venice Lagoon.
[Piano Professional, 2008]
En cuidada y muy bien documentada edicíon urtext llega este álbum con las dos obras fundamentales dedicadas a los niños y jóvenes por Schumann.
[Dia a dia, 2008]