When I first heard the story of how Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto written soon afterwards, entitled Geistervariationen (Ghost Variations). Robert Schumann. Variations on an original theme, for piano in E flat major (” Geister-Variationen”), WoO Composition Information ↓; Description. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Robert Schumann: Geistervariationen – András Schiff on AllMusic – – András Schiff, .

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Part 3 Robert Schumann. Etwas belebter Robert Schumann.

These he evokes through a balance of restraint and transparency. They offered him “most magnificent revelations”, but also threatened to send him to Hell. Part 8 Robert Schumann. Durchaus energisch Robert Schumann. Notify me of new comments via email. He was already suffering from a severe and painful hearing disorder when he dreamed or imagined that an angel either Mendelssohn or Schubert descended and dictated a “spirit theme” to him, which he wrote down.

While he was still working on the composition, on 27 February he suddenly threw himself half clothed into the freezing Rhine river, from which he was rescued and returned home.

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Part 6 Robert Schumann. Variations on the name “Abegg” in F, Op. Track Listing – Geistervariationeen 2. Part 9 Robert Schumann. Complete Solo Piano Works.


Robert Schumann: Geistervariationen

The album’s title comes from Schumann ‘s final work, interrupted by his attempt to throw gwistervariationen into the Rhine River.

This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Written in and dedicated to his future wife, Clara, it is an effusive and utterly heartfelt work, one from which Clara would draw themes for her own compositions.

The first geistervariztionen, his Opus 11, follows. Part 12 Robert Schumann. Part 2 Robert Schumann. Jazz Latin New Age. He did not recognize that it was actually a theme which he had composed previously.

Variations on an original theme, for piano in E flat major (“Geister-Variationen”), WoO 24

Nevertheless, what we have here is another example of a profound relationship between artist and label, geistervariationdn with a composer whose piano music glistens anew, as if of its own desire to be heard. Jazz Latin New Age. Leise, innig Robert Schumann.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Stephan Schellmann Produced by Manfred Eicher. In a way the entire album is indeed a set of “ghost variations,” with various spirits beginning with Beethoven involved.

But the larger works here, which show Schumann struggling with the legacy of Beethoven just as Brahms would a generation later, are superbly done, with the clarity of structure and detail for which this Hungarian pianist is known. Schumann claimed that these Geistervariationen Ghost Variations came to him in a dream.


As any Schumann interpreter perhaps must, Schiff brings awareness of attendant shadows as well. Views Read Edit View history.

Part 7 Robert Schumann. Un poco Adagio – Allegro vivace.

Geistervariationen – Wikipedia

Fantasie in C, Op. Kind im Einschlummern Robert Schumann. Heistervariationen required Address never made public. And yet, here it stands, calm and collected, in need of a wider circle of interpreters to make its visions known. Schiff ‘s Hungarian background is relevant, for it was he who brought to light in Budapest an alternate finale for the Fantasy in C major, Op.

Complete Piano Works [Wallet Box]. Release Date October 18, Among the first of their kind, they have inspired many imitations but none quite so charming and musically direct. The music faded into the distance. At this point Schumann plummeted to the opposite end of his manic-depressive disorder and, in despair, cast first his wedding ring and then himself into the freezing waters of the Rhine in a suicide attempt.