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Benjamin Grosvenor: Schumann & Brahms Benjamin Grosvenor


Barcode: 28948539451

  • Format CD Album
  • Category: Classical
  • Released: 17th March 2023
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    The acclaimed British pianist, Benjamin Grosvenor, still only 30 and yet a well-established favourite of critics and audiences around the globe, takes Robert Schumann's haunting Kreisleriana as his starting point in his album, 'Schumann & Brahms'. This eight-movement work portrays the mercurial personality of the fictional Johannes Kreisler, created by E. T. A. Hoffmann: Kreisler's highs and lows, and his dreamy nature, clearly mirror Schumann's own tragic manic-depressive tendencies. Grosvenor responds to the composer's autobiographical honesty with playing of sublime tenderness, dazzling variety, and imaginative empathy. He accompanies the work with the melancholic Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann by Schumann's beloved wife Clara (who, incidentally, stated that she was much disturbed by the visions conjured up in Kreisleriana). Further kaleidoscopic variety is provided by Robert's Blumenstuck, and Quasi Variazione: Andantino de Clara Wieck. The recital also includes Brahms' Three Intermezzi, autumnal works which shed a fascinating light on the complicated relationship which existed between Robert, Clara and Brahms himself. Grosvenor's own arrangement of Robert's Abendlied completes the programme.
  • Track listing

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 I. Au?erst Bewegt Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 2 II. Sehr Innig Und Nicht Zu Rasch Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 3 III. Sehr Aufgeregt Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 4 IV. Sehr Langsam Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 5 V. Sehr Lebhaft Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 6 VI. Sehr Langsam Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 7 VII. Sehr Rasch Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 8 VIII. Schnell Und Spielend Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 9 No. 2 in F-sharp Major (Einfach) Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 10 Blumenstuck, Op. 19 Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 11 Theme Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 12 Variation I Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 13 Variation II Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 14 Variation III Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 15 Variation IV Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 16 Abendlied, Op. 85, No. 12 Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 17 Theme Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 18 Variation I Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 19 Variation II Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 20 Variation III Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 21 Variation IV Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 22 Variation V Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 23 Variation VI Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 24 Variation VII Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 25 No. 1 in E-flat Major Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 26 No. 2 in B-flat Minor Benjamin Grosvenor
    Track 27 No. 3 in C-sharp Minor Benjamin Grosvenor
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Format CD / Album
    Label Decca Classics
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