Schumann Works for Piano (3 CDs)
Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. His vast repertoire encompasses music from the Baroque to 20th-century composers. A regular guest soloist with leading symphony orchestras in the United States and abroad, he appears in the most prestig ious concert series and music festivals all over the world.
Mr. Feltsman’s extensive discography has been released on the Melodiya, Sony Classical, and Nimbus labels. His discography includes eight albums of clavier works of J.S. Bach, recordings of Beethoven’s last five piano sonatas, solo piano works of Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Messiaen and Silvestrov, as well as concerti by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev.
“Vladimir Feltsman plays Schumann in an improvisatory and romantic style that is so necessary in this music… He also has immense power when required, fabulous technique and a feminine touch in the more introvert, personal moments. Mr. Feltsman has already issued a highly regarded version of Schumann’s Album for the Young on Nimbus [NI6307] and this new 3 CD set can also be thoroughly recommended. It offers fabulous pianism, wonderful music and great value in terms of playing time. The recording is good with the piano set some distance away in a slightly washy acoustic.” John Whitmore, musicweb-international.com
This impressive 3CD set finds acclaimed Russian pianist Vladimir Feltsman bringing his instrumental artistry to bear on a broad cross-section of keyboard works penned by one of the leading lights of German Romanticism. The entire recital was captured for posterity during the space of just five days in March 2014, and many of Schumann’s most attractive compositions are given an airing in the process including "Carnaval," “Kreisleriana" and the deceptively childlike "Kinderszenen" from 1838. Kevin Bryan August 2016